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What Do You Do If People Use The R Word Around Your Son With Down Syndrome
Not worth your time: The people that matter in the life of your child are sensitive to both your feelings and that of your child. Your attention should focus of the givers in life not the gawkers. This term is a bit archaic & commonplace in the vocabulary of those over 50. ...Read more
Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which there is an extra chromosome present. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Children with Down syndrome share a common physical appearance including a flattened nose, small ears, a small mouth, upward slanting eyes, and a single crease in the ...Read more
My son has Down syndrome (karyotype a 47,xy,+21), He is also hearing impared (22 years old). Are these related?
A high percentage: of infants, children & adults with DS have hearing impairment. In the young, conductive hearing loss is very common because the narrow Eustachian tubes lead to chronic middle ear disease. However, sensorineural hearing loss is also more common in those with DS than in the general population & can co-exist with conductive hearing loss. Decreased visual acuity for various reasons is also frequent. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son ,down syndrome(karyotype a 47,xy,+21), hearing impared child is 22years old.?
? question: Not sure what the question is. There are numerous adult residential facilities and support programs available. Here is a place to start: http://www.ndss.org ...Read more
No, risk of both: If you or dad have a blood relative with Down, your risk at delivery is 1%. if none, at 37 the risk at term is 1/226, and before 14 weeks 1/52 (many affected die before term). Risk for a male with Fragile X is ½ males, and for a carrier female, ½ females. You may have CVS to determine both. If termination is not an option, you may have preimplantation diagnosis for both, or a donor egg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what you suggest if you are a carrier of fragile x, will your son have higher chances of down syndrome?
Normal finding: Infants have a rather flat face which changes over time. The profile from forehead to nose to chin is relatively flat.By age 8, most will have the nose prominent midface,producing the angled face of adulthood. Epicanthal folds are common in infants and gradually disappear as the face matures.DS is a collection of many findings that allow most trained docs to spot it easily at birth.Relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 8yrs old now, he is a down syndrome and he have a heart deffect tetralogy of fallot. What are best option to do about my son?
Children's hospital: Find the closest children's hospital near you. You will need a pediatric cardiologist (heart doctor). If you are lucky they may have a special down syndrome clinic. They can also recommend a good primary doctor for your child. You can also check with the local down syndrome associations for recommendations. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
My son born with Down syndrome and now diagnosed with infantile spasms and MRI result is brain mild atrophic changes for follow up , he is now 9 month?
My friend has a son with Down syndrome and a newborn. How should she explain it to the younger one when he is old enough?
Honestly: Children are amazing and intuitive and pick up differences long before you are aware they have. Simple and honest explanations work best. Answer the question the child asks...Understand it at his/her level and then you will know what to say. It won't be hard. I have several families in your situation and the siblings get it. They are ind and protective and see the beauty of their sibling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 in 700: Approximately 1 in 700 births is affected with downs syndrome. This incidence increases with advancing maternal age. ...Read more
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