Wednesday, April 29, 2009


We finally received an email regarding Will's test results from Atlanta. The short answer is "Yes, it appears we have a Complex III Mitochondria Disorder with a fatty acid oxidation issue."

What does that mean? It means that his body doesn't make enough energy and he struggles to build muscle.

The long answer: We received a 15 page letter from Dr Shoffner explaining his findings as well as what the next step is. Once I have the opportunity to understand half of what he wrote, I'll fill you in. In the meantime, we are scheduled to see Dr. Teasley, Will's neurologist, next Thursday morning. She will hopefully be able to shed some light on what some of this extensive letter means...

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