I checked again with the lab in the US and they say they have just finished the testing on Joseph's grandparents. The results are now being checked and the report is being written, so I should have something to report to you by the middle to end of next week. I think Monday is a day off in the States too, so they won't have anything for me on Tuesday. I'll let you know as soon as I get something from the lab.
So it looks like our wait is almost over!
I also managed to get a hold of' Dr. M.'s nurse for the results of Joey's EMG and Evoked Potentials tests, both were normal. Yay!
On a different topic, Joey had a physiotherapy appointment on Thursday and we were given 2 new pieces of equipment for Joey to use for as long as he needs them, a walker and a stander. The walker is pretty intimidating-looking, very clinical indeed. Joey's PT referred to it as the "Green Monster". I'll take a picure of him in it sometime this weekend. I was worried he would protest as soon as he got in it, but he didn't. He just kind of stood there and explored this contraption he was in, but there were no tears. He 's not actually walking in it yet, it'll probably take some time before he gets the hang of it. The same thing happened with his Jolly Jumper..the first time we put him in it he just hung there, not really sure what to do but not entirely unhappy about it. Now he's an old pro and jumps around like crazy. I'm sure in a few weeks he'll be walking all over the place in the Green Monster, but for now it's good that he's putting pressure on his legs and building up some muscle tone in preparation for walking. I hope walking comes sooner rather than later, my back is killing me! But I'm also excited for Joey to have even more independence and be able to get where he wants to go. I think we'll have to buy some baby gates soon!
Enjoy your long weekend :)
P, J & J