June 27, 2011

Beautiful Hands

During my research to see if Grant has Fragile X Syndrome I came across a website that talked about the lines on people's hands and how they can be a soft science clue to genetic disorders. Well, I was a little skeptical until I looked at Grant's hands... I about fell over.

The website stated that most people have three lines/creases on the palm of each hand - two across and one angled down (take a look at the inside of your hand and you'll see what I saying).

Some people, on just one hand, have only two lines - one across and one angled down. Then the website went on to say that some people with Fragile X have just two lines on both hands - one line across and one angled down. This, along with some other bits of information I read, said that this was a significant sign of the FX Syndrome (click here to see the website I am referring to*).

Grant has just one line across on both of his hands. Interestingly, one of the things Grant's neurologist did during her first observation of Grant was to look at his hands. She winced when she saw them. (Thankgoodness I already knew what she was looking for otherwise I may have burst into tears.)


Pictured above is one of Grant's hands. Both of them have the single crease across the palm like the one in the photo. At first it was painful to see the unusual creases as they were yet another symbol of something wrong with him, but now I see them as a part of my sweet boy and know they were designed by the Creator.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Psalm 139:13-14


*Note: I want to add that I do NOT support psychic or "spiritual" palm reading and that Grant's hands are only one of many symptoms he has of Fragile X Syndrome.

8 comments:

  1. That's amazing. I just checked both my boys' hands. Their hands have the usual 3 lines, I guess. They don't look like Grant's hand but they most certainly have FX. It makes me want to go start checking everyone's palms.....

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  2. You're so full of knowledge! Thank you for sharing so much. I can imagine how many have been blessed by your faith in this day by day journey.

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  3. It brought tears to my eyes to look at his little hand....thinking of you holding his hand in yours and walking with him through life. He is blessed to have you as his mom! Leah Collins

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  4. I just checked my little boy's hands and one looks exactly like your son's. The other hand looks "normal". I'll be anxious to see what the genetic tests say.

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  5. @Fields of Gold

    You are so sweet. I pray that God uses our situation to help others.

    @Leah_Collins

    Thank you for the encouragement! Please pray for us - we need it.

    @Mama_Ashley

    Does your son have developmental delays? I will be praying for you. Keep me posted.

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  6. @Karen - yes. He has therapy 4x a week. Kind of a similar story, suspected autism but we're having the fragile x test done. He also has a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome. Thanks for the prayers. God bless!

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  7. @Karen - yes he does. He has therapy 4x a week through our state's early intervention program. Similar story - we have been suspecting an ASD or SPD, but we are having the fragile x test done. Thank you for the prayers. God bless!

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  8. Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us. link here

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June 27, 2011

Beautiful Hands

During my research to see if Grant has Fragile X Syndrome I came across a website that talked about the lines on people's hands and how they can be a soft science clue to genetic disorders. Well, I was a little skeptical until I looked at Grant's hands... I about fell over.

The website stated that most people have three lines/creases on the palm of each hand - two across and one angled down (take a look at the inside of your hand and you'll see what I saying).

Some people, on just one hand, have only two lines - one across and one angled down. Then the website went on to say that some people with Fragile X have just two lines on both hands - one line across and one angled down. This, along with some other bits of information I read, said that this was a significant sign of the FX Syndrome (click here to see the website I am referring to*).

Grant has just one line across on both of his hands. Interestingly, one of the things Grant's neurologist did during her first observation of Grant was to look at his hands. She winced when she saw them. (Thankgoodness I already knew what she was looking for otherwise I may have burst into tears.)


Pictured above is one of Grant's hands. Both of them have the single crease across the palm like the one in the photo. At first it was painful to see the unusual creases as they were yet another symbol of something wrong with him, but now I see them as a part of my sweet boy and know they were designed by the Creator.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Psalm 139:13-14


*Note: I want to add that I do NOT support psychic or "spiritual" palm reading and that Grant's hands are only one of many symptoms he has of Fragile X Syndrome.
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8 comments:

  1. That's amazing. I just checked both my boys' hands. Their hands have the usual 3 lines, I guess. They don't look like Grant's hand but they most certainly have FX. It makes me want to go start checking everyone's palms.....

    ReplyDelete
  2. You're so full of knowledge! Thank you for sharing so much. I can imagine how many have been blessed by your faith in this day by day journey.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It brought tears to my eyes to look at his little hand....thinking of you holding his hand in yours and walking with him through life. He is blessed to have you as his mom! Leah Collins

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just checked my little boy's hands and one looks exactly like your son's. The other hand looks "normal". I'll be anxious to see what the genetic tests say.

    ReplyDelete
  5. @Fields of Gold

    You are so sweet. I pray that God uses our situation to help others.

    @Leah_Collins

    Thank you for the encouragement! Please pray for us - we need it.

    @Mama_Ashley

    Does your son have developmental delays? I will be praying for you. Keep me posted.

    ReplyDelete
  6. @Karen - yes. He has therapy 4x a week. Kind of a similar story, suspected autism but we're having the fragile x test done. He also has a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome. Thanks for the prayers. God bless!

    ReplyDelete
  7. @Karen - yes he does. He has therapy 4x a week through our state's early intervention program. Similar story - we have been suspecting an ASD or SPD, but we are having the fragile x test done. Thank you for the prayers. God bless!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us. link here

    ReplyDelete