Name Christopher Jacob Dodd
Born Nov 2009
Date of Passing Jan 2012
Gender Male
Diagnosis Distal Trisomy 10q (Addition 24.1-qter)
Parents Chris and Sarah Dodd
City Las Vegas, NV, USA
Email smdrn [at] yahoo [dot] com
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March 19, 2010
My name is Sarah Dodd and my little one Christopher Jacob "CJ" just got diagnosed with Distal Trisomy 10q at 24.1 with no missing genes. He was born on time and weighed 5 lbs 4 ozs and was 19in. He was in the NICU for 8 days due to his rapid breathing and later due to his low platelets and high bilirubin. After birth I noticed that CJ's right eye stayed closed....I was told that "it's just swollen." Well after 3 weeks I knew the "swelling" should have gone down My pediatrician referred us to eye doctor and had us get blood drawn. The eye doctor dx'd us with ptosis(which I now know is a distal trisomy trademark) and has now referred us to an eye surgeon. Just yesterday I was informed of his specific genetic abnormality and now we are on to schedule OT/PT, 2D echo and Renal and head world has drastically changed in 24 hrs! So far the most noticeable difference is his muscle strength....still having trouble stabilizing his head and his right arm is weaker than his left....I had thought it was due to his hate of tummy time and my not making him do it often enough...... probably due to his syndrome and me combined! Any support or word of encouragement would be greatly appreciated/needed 🙂 It's going to be a challenge but my 1 in 6 million son is TOTALLY worth it!!!!!

Sarah Dodd