Since Julie was a hereroplasmic carrier, that means she could have passed down either hetero or homo plasmic mito... and both her kids needed to be tested.
After what seemed like a REALLY long time, which in reality it was nearly 8 weeks, the blood work results came back last Friday and both my nephews are heteroplasmic carriers. We are overjoyed! This is awesome news for my sister and her family and I couldn't be happier for them. Of course there is a huge part of me that feels like, jeez universe, what did we do that was so wrong/bad you gave us this terrible end of the stick?
In all honestly, I got really emotional and just felt like I relieved Will's whole diagnosis over again. It was weird. I guess I didn't realize I much I was worried about it for my sister. I just fell apart. I thought I wasn't going to be able to pull myself up as quickly as I needed / wanted to, but luckily I had a "girlfriend" dinner that night and it was just what I needed.
The rest of the weekend was great. Neil and I went to dinner with some friends on Saturday night and had not only good food, but great company. I finished all my Christmas shopping and of course, Will wanted to help wrap everything. Which he did :-)
The three amigos before the school sing-a-long