Thursday, March 08, 2007

Jack Turned 5


Here is a picture of Jack blowing out his candles. I can't believe he is 5 already.....where has the time gone.

1 comment:

a.k.a. "E-Boy" said...

Hi Julie,

It's amazing to me how VERY LITTLE people in the medical community know about CMV. I've had such a hard time getting answers.

Our ENT did a cat scan during the process of trying to find out the cause of the hearing loss and on that scan they found calcium deposits in Ethan's brain. This is a sign of CMV, which led them to test his urine, where they found the antibody to CMV making it a definite diagnosis. I believe it's very hard to diagnose unless you do a urnine test on the baby shortly after birth. At Jack's age I think the only way to know if that was the cause is if you did a cat scan and turned up calcification spots.

I had no idea while I was pregnant. I felt fine the entire time. I was working as a teacher in a public school and most children, especially preschool age, have come into contact with CMV. It's harmless unless you are carrying a child and have come into contact with it for the very first time in your life.

I have also read that it's one of the (if not THE) leading cause of congenital deafness.

I read your post on Jack's apraxia with great interest as we are now being told that Ethan might have it. I'm worried sick now. If it's not one thing it's another, but I guess I should just be happy he's as healthy as he is.

Take care,
Heather