Did you know… There are Three Different Types of Down Syndrome?

Trisomy 21 (Nondisjuncion), Mosaicism and Translocation. Coldon has Trisomy 21.  Trisomy 21 occurs when each cell in the body has three separate copies of the 21st chromosome, instead of the typical two copies. Trisomy 21 affects about 95% of people with Down syndrome. You may have seen 321 associated with different Down syndrome organizations or […]

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Did you know 50% of children born with Down Syndrome have a heart defect?

According to ndss.org,  “abnormalities of the cardiovascular system are common in Down syndrome. Approximately half of all infants born with Down syndrome have a heart defect.” I could explain the common abnormalities and their severity, but I don’t truly understand them to explain them yet. We are incredibly blessed Coldon has a healthy heart! We didn’t […]

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Did you know… People with Down Syndrome are NOT Always HAPPY?

This is one of the greatest misconceptions about Down syndrome; one I sadly believed before Coldon was born. After Coldon received his G-tube, he was always upset. I’m talking complete meltdown screaming that would pierce an eardrum, upset. I found myself asking other moms who had children with Down syndrome, “why isn’t my baby HAPPY?” […]

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