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... What symptoms is the doctor talking about? A pregnant mother could have a disease, or symptoms of a disease, but that would not mean a baby would have Down's Syndrome. The only way to know if a baby MAY have DS (in the womb) is to have an amniocentesis test. This is a test where a needle is inserted into the placenta to withdraw amniotic fluid to determine birth defects.... (3 replies)
... My girlfriend is pregnant with our second child about 12 weeks along. The doctor told us it may have downs syndrome or another disorder because of symptoms she viewed in my girlfriend. ... (3 replies)
... I've heard good things about Abilify. It gave my sister urinary incontinence when we tried it unfortunately, but it has worked well for many of her down syndrome adult friends and they haven't gotten any side effects like she did. ... (2 replies)

... I have a sister with Down Syndrome that also experiences bowel problems. Her primary doctor recommended buying an over the counter probiotic and it helped A LOT. ... (1 replies)
... The resources available now for such things as group homes, etc were not in existence when my uncle was alive. That is why I suggested your local ARC chapter ,etc to investigate what is available when a family can no longer care for the child. My uncle died in 1965 so their experience with care has no relevance today. I have a group home in my neighborhood and know of... (6 replies)
... I appreciate your reply and perspective. I'm wondering what your grandparent's went through to care for him, if that in fact is who cared for him. I have no doubt that every person with Down Syndrome has something to contribute to society and brings a ton of joy to the people in their lives, but I also know that the parents must be stressed beyond belief with the issues that... (6 replies)
... As someone who grew up with an uncle who had Down Syndrome (4 years older than I), I can offer my perspective. To me, it was a blessing to have him in my life. they are the most loving and happy people!!! Back then, their life span was not nearly as long as it is now and many live into their 40's and more. My uncle died at 22. One thing you won't know till after he is... (6 replies)
... was recently diagnosed with Down Syndrome via Amniocentesis. I have had a positive outlook on the issue from about 30 minutes after we suspected it, but my husband has not, and wants to terminate. ... (6 replies)
... Teenager with Down syndrome has bowel problems, either diarrhea or constipation. Has seen doctors but no help. ... (1 replies)
... My son is 27 and lives with Down Syndrome. He has moments of anger when things don't go his way. He has an active life and verbalizes how he feels. He knows that when he gets angry and hits he is wrong. He apologies when he calms down. He is taking Lexapro for anxiety. Does anyone have any suggestions for other medications I can look at that have been helpful for people... (2 replies)
... I am confused since my NIPT test came back negative for trisomy , is there still a chance that my baby could have down syndrome or are the doctors looking for something completly different now? ... (1 replies)
... old daughter with Down Syndrome who was just recently diagnosed with AAI. We are headed to Disney and I requested a second opinion as we want to be safe with riding rides. So... ... (0 replies)
... My son is 2 months old and I'm pretty convinced he has a mild form of Down syndrome. I've done lots of research and he has some of the charecteristics but doesn't look like a typical downs baby. He has large spacing between his first two toes, almond eyes, slow reflexes (slow reflexes in his feet and no grasp reflex since birth) and a weak cry. But he is strong, he's been... (5 replies)
... Bless you for trying to help him and his parents. I know that caring for a down syndrome adult is challenging as my 22 year old son has downs and is autistic too. You are a blessing to his parents as I know they must be exhausted. ... (3 replies)
... I am currently living with a Downs Syndrome adult in his late 30s. I am his cousin. His parents are in their 70s and struggling to know how to manage his constant refrain that he is sad. ... (3 replies)
... There is a book, "Mental Wellness in Adults With Down Syndrome," by Dr. Chicoine. Dr. Chicoine began and still runs the oldest adult down syndrome health clinic in the U.S., and possibly the world. Unfortunately it is just outside of Chicago, and due to overwhelmig response, they only see residents of Ill.. ... (12 replies)
... Hello, My daughter is 47 and has Down syndrome. (12 replies)
... Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is underdiagnosed in the general and in the Down syndrome population. ... (19 replies)
... Hello I am new to the discussion thread and I am in need of seeking help and advice from mothers with Down Syndrome Children diagnosed with Hashimoto Encephalitis. My sister who is 13 years old was diagnosed with Hashimoto Encephalitis 7 months ago. ... (19 replies)
... n syndrome. She has very similar symptoms like you are writing about. I too have an open thread "HASHIMOTO'S ENCEPHALITIS" Clyde, a mom with a daughter with Down syndrome is very knowledgeable and has been a godsend to us. ... (9 replies)

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