Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality, occurring once in every 690 live births. This means lots of available information and resources. Before we even left the hospital we had been referred to Mile High Down Syndrome Association, referred to a pediatric audiologist, and set up with an early intervention coordinator. At Daniel’s first pediatrician’s appointment we got a referral for a pediatric ophthalmologist along with a list of common health concerns and a timetable for testing for them.
Anyway, there’s a point to all this. For those of you who have contacts for me or other info, I want it, I do. But I’m a little overwhelmed with all the info I’m currently making my way through, especially since it turns out I also have a newborn. (Crazy, right?) So hang on to the phone numbers and e-mails addresses and such for me. I’m sure I’ll be asking for them soon enough.
P.S. The love and support from everyone, both in real life and online, has been amazing. You guys are the best.