Now that we are halfway through the month.. I am going to talk about Trisomy. This is near and dear to me, and whenever I see a Trisomy person I just want to hug them, They are so beautiful!
Don't be afraid to ask me about Trisomy or Saralyn. We love to help educate, we love to talk about Saralyn. Please read the whole post.
What is Trisomy? Well, this refers to cells having three copies of
a chromosome. When three copies of any one of the chromosomes are
present, rather than the normal two, the outcome is 47 chromosomes in
the cell, instead of the usual 46.
What is the most known Trisomy? Downs Syndrome or Trisomy 21 is the most known. . Next is Trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome, then Trisomy 13 or Patau's Syndrome.
How many Trisomies are there? There are 23 different Trisomies, one for each chromosome.
In Saralyn's case, she had three 18th chromosomes.
Is Trisomy fatal? Actually, LIFE IS FATAL, I mean we don't get out alive right? Everyone dies, we just don't know how long we get to stay on earth before that happens. Some people get 100 years, others get 100 minutes.. Every body is different. Even "normal" babies can die at birth.
What is the difference between Full, Partial and Mosaic? Full trisomy refers to three copies of a chromosome
being present in all cells and is the most common form of trisomy 18 or
13. Mosaic trisomy and Partial trisomy occur far less often, with
variable and generally better outcomes but some individuals are as
affected as those with a full trisomy. Mosaic trisomy refers to two cell lines in a person; a portion with trisomy (3 copies of a chromosome), the other with 2 copies. Partial trisomy occurs when only a piece of a chromosome is extra in a person’s body cells. (direct from trisomy.org)
I just wanted to share in case anyone was wondering, or now has this path to go down. This is not a bad path, it is just different. We wouldn't change having our sweet Saralyn.
If you have questions, ask them, please. IF you have been told your child might or is a trisomy baby, we have an amazing support network at trisomy.org
Look for SOFT on facebook, or just go to their website at trisomy.org for more information. There is so much medical information on trisomy.org. Yes this can be scary on your own, but with us you are NOT alone.. Remember, educate and advocate for your baby and or child.