Dallin - Still No Test for OTC Deficiency 2013

Dallin - Still No Test for OTC Deficiency 2013

In September of 2013 Dallin ate a steak dinner for his 10th birthday and began to feel ill a few days later. While still not feeling well, Dallin insisted on attending several days of rigorous football practice in 100 degree heat. Six days later he was airlifted from Saint George, UT to Primary Children’s hospital in Salt Lake city, UT, with symptoms that included “silly” behavior, confusion, dilated pupils, and delirium.

Kenneth Dansie - Questions and Answers: Living With OTC Deficiency

Kenneth Dansie - Questions and Answers: Living With OTC Deficiency

1984 - Kenneth’s cousin, Lowell Kmmerath, introduced him to the idea that his symptoms were related to a family genetic defect. Because of Kenneth’s earlier diagnoses of Reye’s Syndrome, the connection to an OTC defect was delayed. Dwain Leslie Dansie, older brother of Lynn and Kenneth, died in 1942, age 4, from a miss diagnosed appendicitis. The critical need to identify and develop a standard means of testing and treating OTC deficiency continued.

Lynn Dansie - High Ammonia Levels Pivotal to OTC Deficiency

Lynn Dansie - High Ammonia Levels Pivotal to OTC Deficiency

Throwing up and being sick was apart of Lynn’s life starting in grade school. Lynn naturally ate foods that made him feel good and stayed away from foods that did not make him feel good. When Lynn was drafted into the army, he was at the low end of the weight requirement and was hospitalized multiple times with flu- like symptoms that the doctors could not determine the cause.

Lynn Allen Thorsen - Limited Treatment Protocols

Lynn Allen Thorsen - Limited Treatment Protocols

1983 - Lynn had multiple crisis that included nausea, vomiting, and high ammonia levels that were diagnosed as a rare metabolic disorder. The treatment protocol included nitrogen scavenger drugs and a low protein diet. The anomaly of Lynn and his brother Don having a “one in a million” metabolic disorder was broken when his grandmother compared his symptoms with her cousin’s son, who had the same symptoms.