At 1:22 am on Sat , Oct 17, 2009 we were pleased to announce the birth of a beautiful baby girl. Brielle Emma Marie Walters weighed in at 7 pounds 7 ounces & was 19½ inches long. Despite the birth being rough on Mommy, Brielle was perfect. After 5 long days in the hospital, Mommy & Brielle were finally released to go home. At Brielle’s 2 week check-up we were informed that her newborn screening had displayed abnormal results for Cystic Fibrosis. From that moment forward our minds began to race with concern. Nov 3,2009 we met with Dr Rock of Madison Children’s Hospital. Dr Rock asked us several questions about our past medical history & administered a Sweat Test on Brielle. The results showed that Brielle had a form of CF known as Cystic Fibrosis Related Metabolic Syndrome. We were informed that this is a milder form of CF and that most people go for years with out experiencing symptoms of the disease. Since we knew that this was a genetic disorder that was inherited through a combination of genes, this diagnosis left us feeling very confused. No one in either of our families had ever been diagnosed with any form of Cystic Fibrosis. At this point we are very lucky, Brielle is symptom free & progressing normally. At 6 months Brielle began to roll from her back to her belly. She was growing properly & doing great She started to eat baby foods & was loving it. But as time passed Brielle didn’t seem to progress to the next step. Nearing 10 months & Brielle was still unable to sit unassisted & she was making no attempts to crawl. It was at that point that we decided to contact our family pediatrician.
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