My girl was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome just before she turns 1yo. I found her different fm my elder son thus during regular visits to Kandang Kerbau Hospital, I asked pediatrician why she cant flip or sit up at 6mths, pediatrician said some kids are slow. No matter how many times I expressed my concern, none of the PDs were willing to pay attention to me (again, same problem during my pregnancy). Docs do not trust a mother’s instinct (again) so finally, they ‘woke up’ and agreed that something is not right when dear daughter was 11mth. Kandang Kerbau Hospital ran tests and CT scan, finally told us she has a deletion of chromosome 15.
Angelman Syndrome - mainly speech impairment, seizures and Global Developmental Delay. A deletion of chromosome 15 from mum is known as AS while Prader Willi Syndrome is due to dad.
When pregnant, was a C class patient. C class patients are not allowed to stick to one gynae so every visit, you see a different person.
Was very upset and dont understand y I’m so ‘lucky to hit jackpot’ - a special child! When I conceived dear daughter, I had uneasy feeling. before her, I had a misabortion, foetus no heartbeat. I requested for detailed tests and thot I had been tested WHO KNOWS WHEN GAL about to turn one (after Kandang Kerbau Hospital ran tests and found her abnormal) then Kandang Kerbau Hospital told me they didnt run any genetic tests cos I had no family history. Thot I was in safe hands, who knows the MO were so incompetent!!
After dear daughter, had an unplanned pregnancy. Foetus abnormal – Acrania (Mickey Mouse Head) so aborted foetus. I no saint nor unbeatable person so I had to be a killer.
dear daughter is going 7yo and I'm a homemaker with another P6 boy.