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does he simply have some lid swelling or is there more to it? such as redness of the eyes? discharge? cloudy corneas ? tearing? any other issues?
the swelling is so mild and it doesn't bother him at all. it bothers us in that perhaps we are a bit perceptive and a bit paranoid. this child has almond shaped eyes, my wife has almond shaped eyes, well so does my down syndrome daughter, only a bit 'swollen looking' as is natural for such a child. My new son doesn't appear by any measure to be a down syndrome baby (we are not carriers), but his eyes are puffy and we are a bit paranoid that there is another syndrome lurking...I dont mean to be dramatic, but we buried our three year old who had neonatal marfan syndrome (we're not carriers) just last year, and one could say we are a bit on edge. (with our new born child with marfan's, my wife got an ophthamologist and a pulminologist on our team when our 'quarterback doctor' at a major new york hospital advised us that it wasn't necessary. it turned out that the child with marfans had detached lenses at birth and emphasema. so we learned to be proactive with medical care. ok, so what do say now, 3 week old, slightly puffy eyed, otherwise healthy/normal child? thanks
I understand your concern, I assume he was tested for Down's at some point, perhaps an amniocentesis?
we didn't do an amniocentesis. he isn't low tone or any other signs of downs. is that the only suspected suspicion?
Just the almond shape of the eye alone does not suggest Down's. But the baby should probably be tested since you are concerned and will rest easier. Also, I assume the mother's age is advanced since you already have one Down's child. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
Nothing else comes to mind except normal facial swelling after delivery. Regards