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.
My grandson is the second of a set of twins. Both boys were given DNA tests. His brother has two of the DS characteristics: simian crease on left palm and extra space between first and second toes, however he doesn't have DS.
Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Ann is a fantastic little girl and is now in mainstream primary 1 and little brother calums going this summer. since ann had her heart operation she has not looked back, we were away in november at yorkhill hospital, one hole in her heart has completely healed and there is still a little one, we dont have to go back for 2 years.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Hi. My name is Aisha Oliver. We don't know whether our son has full DS or MDS; however, he doesn't appear to show full facial characteristics but does show physical characteristics such as the line in his hands, the skin on his neck and the space between his big toe. He was also diagnosed with a Complete AV Canal when I was 30 weeks. This has been a very interesting ride for us. It has definitely added something to my family that I cannot explain.
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.
My beautiful daughter Ivonne born 2 months ago, we never suspect anything before that because everything was ok, all the body measures and heart rate was ok, nothing related with any genetic problem, the doctor check my wife every month including sonograms so we are very confident but we always have concerns because my wife have 41 years old.
Wales, United Kingdom
My daughter Chloe May Is now 9weeks old and is the apple of my eye along with her 2 Sisters Georgia and Kaitlin. I had no idea about Chloe having downs syndrome until she was born.
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".
Tamworth NSW Australia
My daughter Chloe was devastated at 21 to find out she had fallen pregnant after using every contraception to man. Finally some months later was excited and had come around to the fact she was going to be a mother.
I noticed that she did not cry as the other children in the nursery did. I had a problem nursing her at first and she was very limp. My child was diagnosed with down syndrome at birth. At first I was unaware of the condition. The only visible features at the time as I was told by the pediatrician was the low muscle tone, the protruding tongue and facial features.
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