Patient Comments: Down Syndrome - Symptoms

What Down syndrome symptoms does your child exhibit?

Comment from: aziz, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 25

My son 2.5 years is diagnosed as Down Syndrome. He has mild hole in the heart. His weight and height is normal and is also sharp minded but he doesn't speak yet. He stands up himself and tries to walk for two or three steps. His treatment is being carried out through the Children Hospital.

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Comment from: Blessed, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 25

My child is four years old. He just starting jumping this year. He speaks around ten words verbally but he signs more than ten. He can run, walk up and down stairs without help, eat most foods without assistance. He smiles a lot and to me he is strong and smart. I hope this helps someone. He is a wonderful gift from God!

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Comment from: 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 25

We have a beautiful 9 year old little down syndrome girl. She has a mind of her own very stubborn, loves to dance, and loves to chat on skype to her grandparents. She has limited speech but great signs. Her health is not so good. She is ventilated at night and has sensory and mobility problems. But every day she lights up my world. She is always smiling and never moans even when she is ill. She fights with her brother. We where told she would never walk, feed herself, or go to the toilet. But every day we push her that much harder and she slowly gets there. My advice to others is never give up as my life would be very boring and empty without my little princess.

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