Day 23 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Day #23 There is a 50-100% incidence of obstructive sleep apnea in individuals with Down Syndrome, with almost 60% of children with Down syndrome having abnormal sleep studies by age 3.5 – 4 years. The overall incidence of obstructive sleep apnea increases as children grow older. (www.ndss.org) Willow is a restless sleeper. She always has … More Day 23 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Day 22 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Note: Today’s post is written by Willow’s dad, Kip. Day #22 Some people associate Down syndrome with a lack of intelligence. Don’t be one of those people.    Just like typical children, Willow learns best through imitation.   She closely studies what “her” people (other kids) are doing and then copies them. She usually refuses … More Day 22 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Day 20 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Note: Today’s post is written by Willow’s dad, Kip. Day #20 The 21st chromosome is magnetic.  I don’t have any scientific proof, but anecdotally, it appears my youngest daughter’s blood contains metal shavings or other magnetic devices, because people are attracted to her. Since she has Down syndrome, maybe it’s the extra chromosome creating extra … More Day 20 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Day 16 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Day #16 Two types of procedures are available to pregnant women: screening tests and diagnostic tests. The screening tests estimate the risk of the baby having Down syndrome. Diagnostic tests tell whether or not the baby actually has Down syndrome. (www.nads.org) I declined every optional test while pregnant with all 3 of my children. For … More Day 16 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month