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Posted by Royalene on November 08, 2000 at 08:39:27:

In Reply to: 47 yr. old with downs syndrome=behavior change posted by Nicole Roche on November 07, 2000 at 22:44:30:

: My uncle has been diagnosed with downs syndrome since birth and has always been good. He was never aggresive or obstructive. In the past few months his whole behavior has totally changed. He can't talk very much and can't tell us what is going on with him. We are very concerned. He doesn't sleep as long as he usually does and almost always messes in his bed at night. He also gags and chokes until he has woken up everyone in the house. We are most concerned because he has NEVER acted like this and we want to know what may be causing this behavior. Doctors are clueless. Anyone have any ideas????

Has he been checked for pnemonia? These sound like symptoms that Joey has had (33). Other than that I would not know, keep us informed. Pnemonia is very common in DS. There reflexes are not good, possible virus in lungs.

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