In 1979... there were no standard test. I was just told that Jeremy had Mosaic Downs and to what percentage they said there was no way of knowing. Had Jeremy been born at any other hospital besides Vanderbilt University, I don't think he would have been diagnosed so early.
If I had listen to his pediatrician back then I would have never expected any thing from my son. Thank goodness I got him in early education from the time he was two. Today, Jeremy works at Wendy's, lives independently from me in a home next door to me. He cooks, cleans, takes care of his little puppy chole, washes, dries and irons his own clothes. He achieved a drivers license but unfortunately I never had the courage to let him drive.. This is something I wished I had truly pursued for him. Jeremy can read, write, he has a little trouble with numbers.. telling time. I would love to know at what percentage his cells are affected. Jeremy tells me all the time that I am wrong, that he doesn't have Down's... he is such an inspiration to our family!