CF DNA results are in :)
Thanks to all of you who have been praying for Paul. We got the results of the CF genetics test back today and they are negative for most of the CF gene mutations. This is a WONDERFUL thing but there is still a small chance that he has CF and we will know that for sure on Monday. If this is not CF there are a host of other things that could be causing absorption issues found in the fecal elastase test including some very scary and rare disorders. Please pray that Paul’s issues will be fixed with enzyme replacements and that they are simply just a part of going through major heart surgery as opposed to anything else. It is our hope that the fact that baby Paul did have a poor result on his fecal elastase test is only a result of his condition and that his path will lead the doctors to start testing for mal-absorption in all neonate cardiac patients. The best result would be that- we went through all of this for a reason- to teach the doctors that this may be common in young cardiac patients and should be something to look into/test for routinely from now on and is an easy fix by adding enzymes for a little while to their feeds. We will keep you all posted. This is a testament to the power of prayer and we are deeply humbled by all of your well wishes and thoughts.