My beautiful granddaughter was born seven weeks early and appeared very healthy. Because she was early, she was transported to a neonatal facility for care. While in the hospital she was diagnosed with a heart condition and also tested for downs syndrome. We were so surprised when we were told she has mosaic down syndrome and knew absolutely nothing about it. After about 15 minutes of initial shock, the entire family just looked at each other and said- this changes nothing! God blesses each of us in his own way and she is definitely been our biggest blessing ever. My son and daughter in law immediately hugged each other and stated no tears or sadness - she's perfect the way she is.
I'm 4-1/2 months pregnant with my fourth child, and my husband and I received the most awful news yesterday Oct. 13th that the amnio came back positive with a diagnosis of "abnormal mosaic karotype - mosaic down syndrome".
Dana Point, California
We received Emilie's diagnosis after 17 long, frustrating months. I have to say that we were more relieved than upset when we received the diagnosis because it answered our "why" questions.
I am writing this story in hopes that it will help new parents whose children have just been diagnosed with MDS. When my daughter Jessica was born, I was 21 years old, and my husband and I had been married for almost 3 years. I did not have the AFP screening performed because my mother had asked me, "well what if there is something wrong, would you terminate the pregnancy?" Realizing she was right and how much she knew that I could never do that to My child I said no and opted to not have the testing done.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
My son Jeffrey was born 3 weeks early. I had a very easy pregnancy, labor and delivery. No signs of any problems. His apgar scores were 8 than 9. About 5 hours after delivery, a neonatologist walked in my room and asked if there were any problems with anybody in our families. At that moment I knew something was seriously wrong. He then informed us that the pediatrician saw some mild features and in 3 weeks I would know.
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