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Calders Grandma
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PostPosted: September 15 2010, 8:52 PM    Post subject:
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Hello,I am Calders Grandma...6 months old...Devestated 6 months ago...But getting on with it all...He is precious,and loving and we adore him...I never thought I would say...It is an adventure....The Neverending Story..I am looking forward to be here....Stephanie

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PostPosted: September 15 2010, 9:00 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome Stephanie and Congrats on the birth of Calder. Glad you are joining us and can't wait to get to know you and your grandson. Very Happy

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PostPosted: September 15 2010, 9:11 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome, glad you could join us!

I'm going to answer your question from the other post here, rather than hijacking that thread:

Yes, MDS is mosaic down syndrome. It means that the extra chromosome is present in some cells but not in others. For the most part the symptoms, features, and everything else are the same as for regular DS. There does tend to be a little more variation in how some organs are affected and some people with MDS have less issues while, surprisingly, some have more, but the average seems to be about the same for both.

There is also a third type of DS called translocation. In translocation a piece of the 21st chromosome breaks off and attaches itself to another chromosome. This is the one type that can be passed on genetically by a parent who is a carrier but does not have DS themselves. Parent's who have DS or MDS have a 50/50 chance of having a child with DS.
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PostPosted: September 15 2010, 9:30 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! It's great to have you here! Hope to see pictures of the little guy soon Very Happy

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PostPosted: September 15 2010, 9:53 PM    Post subject:
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Thanks for the welcome,and the info.....I haven't learned to put on pixs yet,but I will...Talk to you all soon...Stephanie

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PostPosted: September 15 2010, 10:21 PM    Post subject:
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Here's the link for the picture instructions. http://www.downsyn.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=16676 The main thing is that it has to be a public photo site, not a private one.

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PostPosted: September 16 2010, 9:27 AM    Post subject:
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Thankyou...My daughter Juliet wants to get on here....How do I email the info to her...She is the mother of Calder....

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PostPosted: September 16 2010, 10:30 AM    Post subject:
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Hi Stephanie- Glad you made it over here! I know you from the NADS board. I think you will like it here-many wonderful families with young ones!

Just tell your daughter to go to downsyn.com and register with the site-same as you did!

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PostPosted: September 16 2010, 10:42 AM    Post subject:
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Hi and Welcome!

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PostPosted: September 16 2010, 10:46 AM    Post subject:
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hello & welcome to the family. cant wait to see & hear more about calder

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PostPosted: September 16 2010, 12:47 PM    Post subject:
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Oh yes...Hi Marissa.....Thanks everyone....I am emailing Juliet...Thanks

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