May 6, 2010
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
SMA gene. This is something that I wasn't prepared to know. No one in my family, either side, has even had this from what I know. Stephen then needed to be tested for it to see if he was a carrier too. If he was a carrier, our next child had a 1 in 4 chance of having this disorder. SCARY. But, thankfully, he does not have it. Our next child and Rachel, now just run the risk of being carriers. Something I have to remember so I can tell them when, or if, they decide to have children. I also told my brother and the rest of my family so they know it's floating around in our gene pool somewhere and that they may want to test for it when it comes time for them to have babies. Has anyone ever known of someone who has this disorder?