Carter's Diagnosis

The Things Carter Had That Didn't Define Who He Was

Chromosomal Disorder: 10p deletion (10p15.3) with 2p Duplication (2p25.3-2p23.1). There are no known cases with this exact disorder.
Cleft Lip (repaired in August 2009)
Unilateral Cleft Soft Palate
Unilateral Cleft Hard Palate (had a Prosthetic placed in August 2009)
Anotia (Missing Right Ear)
Microtia (small left ear)
Micrognanthia (small jaw)
Sensorineural Hearing Loss in the right side
Conductive Hearing Loss on left side
7th Cranial Facial Nerve Paralysis
Duane Syndrome (his right eye had vision, but didn't track correctly)
Dextroversion (his heart shifted a little to the right)
Potential Pulmonary Hypertension
Anomalous Return of Systemic Veins
Bilateral Fused Kidneys
Vesicoureteral Reflux
Acid Reflux
History of Spinal Meningitis and Endocarditis
Global Developmental Delays
Sleep Apnea
Spinal Kyphosis

Carter also had several airway issues throughout his life. Unfortunately, we didn't find out the cause of these problems until it was too late.  He had an artery that had somehow shifted across his airway as he grew. It did unrepairable damage to his airway causing complete tracheal collapse. Our sweet Carter went to Heaven when he was 14 months old.