Last night, as I was re-reading some of the articles I had read almost 2 years ago, I was moved to tears. The medical research indicates that the larger the duplication, the more severe the symptoms. Matthew has one of the largest known duplications of 4q. But he is defying the research--he is doing so well! His journey hasn't be an easy one. He has to work very hard for little gains. He catches seemingly every bug. But he is almost walking, he's almost talking, he signs, he eats on his own, he crawls, he plays, and he laughs. Well beyond what I would expect from reading the research. Our sweet baby Matthew continues to defy the odds. Thanks be to God!
|Our sweet baby Matthew.|