My daughter Dahlia, was diagnosed with Mosaic Down Syndrome at birth. She has a rare form which the geneticist here in Nashville has not seen.
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.
We had a C-section on April 27, 2000, at 2024hrs. at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The next morning the Pediatricians told us they thought Jackson had Down Syndrome. Genetics came that afternoon and told us they thought he didn't but would do the blood test anyway to rule it out.
I am a mother of three...My oldest two have Trisomy 21 Down Syndrome, they have a younger sister that does not carry the gene!
I am the one with Mosaic Down Syndrome!!!!!!! I am currently 29yrs. of age!
My name is Linda Beets and I am a 31 year old mother to a beautiful little girl named Karlee, who just so happens to have mds. I hope any new parent who reads this can feel better about their child's lives and know that this diagnosis is not the end of the world. It is not what we Karlee is all about. She just so happened to have a chromosome test at birth. Can you imagine what chaos we would all be in if we had a chromosome test at birth? Anyway, I hope you enjoy our story!
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Born in July 1999, we were the first and only website on the internet with any information on Mosaic Down Syndrome.