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Old 04-11-2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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Re: just born & need answers help!

on the technical aspect of it... ya know, we have 46 chromosomes... in pairs, so 23 pairs... if its a trisomy (1 extra chromosome), there aren't very many that are generally compatible with life... Trisomy 21, is Down syndrome... Trisomy 18 is another common one...there are websites dedicated to trisomies, that you could find a lot of useful information on, and look into a few other rarer trisomies.

Has your sister and her husband had any genetic testing done? if not, I would highly recommend it...

sounds like she's going thru a lot... please, keep us posted on what her testing shows...