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The tests are in. They don’t say much that we didn’t already know - that the kiddos have nothing serious - but it’s always good to have it confirmed.

Manu still has a tiny Grade 1 (the lowest) IVH (intraventricular hemorrhage) - small blood vessels in the brain that are broken. It should resolve itself in the coming weeks. Apparently it’s part of the normal growth of the brain and in most cases it disappears before birth; that’s why it can be seen more frequently in premature kids.

Max is still in limbo. Merritt’s genetic test came back inconclusive, mine show that I am carrier of the galactosemia gene, so we still don’t know if Max will be a galactosemia carrier like me (not a problem except if he decides to have kids with another carrier) or if he has the benign form of galactosemia, called Duarte Galactosemia, in which case he will probably have to go on a low-milk or no-milk diet for the first 6-12 months. We’ll have definitive results in 90 days but at least, the really nasty Classic Galactosemia has been ruled out.

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