Huntington Station, New York
My daughter, Ariel, was born 4 weeks early on January 30, 1994. Shortly after her birth her pediatrician felt that she was a little floppy and decided to run some tests. He didn't really feel that she had Down Syndrome but just wanted to make sure that there weren't any problems.
My son was born three weeks after my 20th birthday, he was 8 weeks early. I didn't see him for 24hrs after he was born as I was in intensive care and so was he. My husband is of Asian origin and we were convinced he would have dark hair, eyes and skin, yet there he was fair haired, fair skinned and blue eyed, the only trace of his father was a slight slant to his eyes.
My little daughter, Flavia, 2 years old, was diagnosed with MDS. Here, in Romania, I didn't find books dedicated to this subject (especially for parents). What can I do to get one, to send me one, and where can I resolve her problems (She was operated in Hungary at both knees, but she still can't walk!).
My son Christopher was born in April. We did not know at first he had mds. There was some suspicion on one of my 4 ultrasounds when I was pregnant, but my doctor didn't feel there was anything else consistent with the down's. Needless to say, he didn't follow up with a amino.
Hello, my name is Becky. I am the very lucky person who is blessed with two angels that call me "Mom". I am the mother of Johnathan, 10 years old, and Joey, 13 months (mds). My Johnathan is into baseball. He is the second baseman for the Newcastle Racer's little league team. He wants to be a pitcher, also. My Joey is into EVERYTHING!! We have a difficult time keeping up with him, if you blink - he's getting into something else!!
Nathan was born on October 7, 1994, on the maternity unit that I worked on as a labor nurse. He was a perfectly normal baby, except that he would not breastfeed. He had a dysfunctional suck, so we worked with him for a while. He never quite got the knack of a good latch, so I just pumped milk and managed to get him breast milk for the first 3 - 4 months of his life. He was not diagnosed with Mosaic Down syndrome until he was 4 months old.
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.
Daniel was born on 22/1/99, a very much wanted third child. I hadn't bothered with any screening tests this time but we were getting him tested at birth for another inherited condition (Charcot-Marie Tooth disease).
My name is Brian Drake. My wife, Annette, and I are honored with being the parents of our son, Danny. Danny is 11 years and in public schools since he was 3. He's not vocal and not potty trained. When he was 6 years, he was diagnosed with leukemia and admitted St. Jude Research Children Hospital at Memphis.
It took my husband and I four years to fall pregnant and countless fertility drugs. Once we decided that we were not going to be able to have a child and went off all the drugs, a month later I fell pregnant.
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