Dylan had his follow up appointment with the Ortho today to see how his leg is healing and we finally got some good news, the bone is healing great and he only needs to stay in the cast for 2 more weeks!!! Thank God! Finally something positive. I also heard back from the Geneticist today. I called her last week to ask if osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition associated with WHS. She told me that children with WHS can have osteoporosis but usually not osteogenesis imperfecta. Even though they are both a type of brittle bone disease they are very different. She also told me that she does have one other child with WHS in her practice that has had fractures like Dylan's. This was good to hear because the research I have done about O.I. is not very encouraging. It is actually a genetic mutation of a chromosome and is not treatable. However, osteoporosis is totally treatable! She encouraged me to make an appointment with Endocrinology to get Dylan on the proper medication - done already, we see him next week. Now I will be counting down the days until June 23rd to get this horrible stinky cast off my precious baby. Things are lookin' up.
I forged all of Dylan's blogger friends' names because I know that if we lived close to eachother they would have been here to sign themselves.