Kaitlyn (Kansas, USA)
Birth Date: January 2011
Parents: Kim & Dusty -- I like my mom okay. She takes me to my doctors appointments and all but I'm definitely a daddy's girl. :) He's the bee's knees.
Siblings: 8 year old sister I think she walks on water -- whenever she slows down long enough to give me attention
Date Diagnosed: December 2011 (11 months old)
Other Affected Family Members: My mom has the same duplication but has none of the symptoms.
Milestones: At 6 months, I had a swallow study done and was diagnosed with GERD. I couldn't pass any of the hearing tests so at 11 months I had hearing tubes put in and am able to hear much better. After I got them I was able to start saying things like da-da-da. I am getting a feeding tube put in and having fundoplication surgery. My mom will let you know how I like it. I am not able to sit up or crawl yet but I am working really hard at home and at therapy. Even with all that is going on I am a very happy little girl.
Other Information: My symptoms include developmental delays -- I am not able to sit, crawl, or walk. I have GERD and take medicine but I still get lots of tummy aches. I have hypotonia (muscle weakness), especially in my back muscles. I use my hands and feet when I want but mostly my mom calls me a 'wet noodle.'