My son is about to turn 3. He is the LOVE of our lives. Dylan was born at 36 weeks because I had toxemia. Dylan did not show any characteristics of Down Syndrome. He had a mild case of jaundice and once that cleared up they sent up home. When Dylan was 2 weeks our Pediatrician heard a murmor.
San Antonio, Texas
Stephanie was my first child, born January 7, 1985 in Iowa. Her father and I were both 21 years old and had not been married very long. My pregnancy with her was really uneventful. The only problem the doctor saw was lack of weight gain on my part and was worried that the baby wasn't growing.
Update to Debbie's story submitted October 5, 2001, and you'll find it below! Thanks Debbie! *smile*
My name is Debbie and I have Mosaic Down Syndrome. I am thirty nine and live with my parents in Texas. I stumbled over this web site when I was out visiting with my Aunt in California. I always felt alone having Mosaic Down Syndrome because I never knew anyone else who had it. I was tested at the Children's Hospital in Houston when I was but a toddler.
When my daughter was born (in 1984), the doctor called my husband at the time and I into a conference room where there were three doctors, my daughter and us. One doctor told us that she had some bad news about our daughter. She showed us her palms with the creases, the slanted eyes, the gap between the toes, and the large head and tongue. She told us that those were signs of Downs Syndrome.
When Tim was 2 1/2 years old he was diagnosed with MDS because of his delay in speech. At first, I was sad and scared because I didn't know what this meant for his future. Then, a social worker from the local Early Intervention came to interview me and she asked me what I expected my son's future to be.
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