Kayla - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
We were told that our son has 16p12.1 depletion...but they have no idea what's it's caused/is going to cause for him. My husband and I were both tested and oddly enough, he has the exact same depletion. But, Oliver (son) was born with HLHS. My husband is heart healthy and overall healthy. He's a bit hyperactive, but I think that's in his family. Anyways, they told us that this depletion is known to cause Heart Defects but they can't say that's what caused Oliver's because of Josh having the same thing...they also told us that the 16th chromosome is linked with Autism, but they don't sense that he's Autistic. We've been to the genetics counselor once and he combed Oliver over with a fine toothed comb and can't really find much going on that makes sense. He said that he has a wide nasal bridge and a thin upper lip but nothing else "dysmorphic". I kind of wish they could just give us an answer though...we already have so much to worry about other than this depletion! I did forget to mention up there that feeding difficulties in infancy also is linked to this...he did have problems with reflux at first and required a Nissen/G Tube, but I think they're being careful blaming that since most children with CHDS have feeding issues. I dunno...
Does anyone elses' child with or without a CHD have this depletion?