Array comparative genomic hybridization was performed showing a 2.91 Mb deletion at 5p15.33, genomic formula arr 5p15.33 (151537-3057771)x1.
The deletion involved 20 genes, including TERT gene.
We recently had the opportunity to talk to Laura Castillo, the executive director of the 5p- Society about Cri du Chat and their work.
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The day after we came home, she was kicking wildly in her bouncer and pulling herself up with her arms on the bar of the bouncer!
We feel that it is likely that her ABM lessons enabled her to find ways around any post-surgery discomfort.
Perhaps you read our previous post about Charlotte, a girl with Cri Du Chat Syndrome. At that time, we had not yet worked with anyone with Cri Du Chat Syndrome.
If you would like to read it, here is the link to the first post: Positive Results for Cri Du Chat Syndrome with the Anat Baniel Method®.
Beginning of symptoms in childhood included hypoacusia, ataxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, depression, cognitive impairment and bipolar disorder.
Physical examination showed microcephaly, micrognathia, talipes equinovarus and ataxia.
One tangible area of improvement that I want to share with you is with Charlotte’s digestion.
Constipation is something that people with Cri Du Chat suffer from.
Another easily identifiable difference is with her hands.