Hi, I've just joined the group looking for answers as my son doesn't have a diagnosis but he has so many characteristics of BWS.
Last Monday I found my son (who is 10 months old) unconscious in his cot. My husband had to give him 2 rescue breaths and the paramedics took him to hospital. The first thing the paediatrician mentioned was his weight as he is off the centile chart. He was born 9lbs and rapidly gained weight even though I fed him like any other baby. His weight has always been a concert with doctors and the health visitor. My son was kept on for a sleep study as they thought he might have sleep apnea but his test came back ok and we were sent home. A few days later we received his discharge letter which stated a few things that weren't mentioned to us at the hospital.. He is obese, he has epicanthic folds and almond shaped eyes, he has a large tongue.
I was concerned at turned to google and came across BWS and found that my son has a lot of the symptoms.. Excess water during pregnancy, umbilical hernea, ear folds, gets redness runs his eyes and had a low blood sugar level when they tested him in the hospital.. As well as the characteristics pointed out on his discharge letter.
I am now worried sick and have asked for my son to be tested for BWS and his paediatrician has thankfully agreed and referred him to the genetics team.
I have found this site really helpful for information and was wondering if anyone has any other advice for me or am I doing all I can? Or am I panicking over nothing? X