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We are a group of friends who have come together because we share the common bond of caring for someone who has Trisomy 21. We are here to share therapy tips, medical issues, laughs, accomplishments and yes, even frustrations. We embrace what Trisomy 21 has brought into our lives. We feel that it has taught us to appreciate the true meaning of life. We count our children as blessings! We will fiercely protect them and fight for their lives to be valued just as all other peoples' are. We share our pictures, our stories and our hearts here not only to provide friendship and support for each other, but also in the hopes that others will open their minds and their hearts to our unique children and, in turn, make a better world for everyone.

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July 1 2008 at 9:05 AM
Chris  (Login arianasmom)

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You have to consider hepatitis, likely from a previous surgery. He should have had his hep B imms, so they would look mostly for hepatitis C.

Other things- any heart/ vessel issues that may cause portal hypertension (high blood pressure in the vessels coming from the liver), gall bladder disease, bile duct atresia, fatty liver, cirrhosis (primary of course), etc.

He'll need an ultrasound of his liver ASAP, and possibly a biopsy (not to look for cancer- to look at the cells and see what's going on) if they can't come up with anything any other way. Charlene just went through this with Alex and I believe it all turned out OK.

It's always something, eh?


Ariana Azar (12/23/03)

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  • Thanks - Michelle on Jul 1, 2008, 9:38 AM
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