Chromosome 5q deletion syndrome is a rare disorder caused by loss of part of the long arm of chromosome 5.
Hi Caitsmon,I live to in Ny too, my phone 716-434-1046 if you need to talk,feel free to call me...
It is so hard not knowing whats in store with our babies! my son Jakob is almost 4 years, severely delayed around 6-9months his mental development is and this hasn't changed for quite some time, not talking, walking, communicating.Has alot of medical issues such as heart, kidneys, piece of skull missing, low muscle tone, etc he gets feed through mic key button. Some days I find it soooo tough, but its the way of life for me, I love my little boy always so smiley and happy :) if anyone wants to contact me i am on Facebook MELISSA BRODIE, send me a request and a message just so I know that your from rare share. Jakob's deletions are 5q break points 5q34 5q35.3,
Hi. My daughter Caitlyn will be 3 in July and has 5q deletion. Q21.1-q23.1. She has developmental delays, including speech and motor skills. She has low muscle tone but PT has been helping w that. She was recently diagnosed w Celiac disease but they are not certain that is connected w her 5q disorder or not? It does not run in either of our families. Would also love to talk w others going through what we are! Drs tell us they just don't know what her future holds as there is not much research..so hard to hear that!
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