Thank you for your answers so far. Sometimes I am so used of him that I take no notice but then I watch other people when they talk to them and I know that they think he is 'slow'. In fact someone has said it to me. This was not very nice and really upset me and got me thinking. He is the nicest and sweetest person and very caring but it does worry me. I was very upset when that person said to me he couldnt understand how an educated person like me would have married someone like him. Now I know that a comment like that says more about the person who said it than my husband but it has got me thinking and I certainly dont want a child of mine to be the subject of ridicule as my husband often was in school. Is there a possibility with him being the second born twin that it could be the result of him getting less oxygen at birth or is that something that happens?
Sorry I do not understand what you mean by 'the mother could have only one recessive gene in the pairing and not exhibit the problem herself'. Could you clarify please?
What if the gene were dominant? What does that mean?
Yes I do not have concrete diagnosis of what is wrong with him. I do know that he had to go to speech therapy when he was young as he was very late starting to speak.
Thank you so much. You really dont know how much it means to me and I have stressed so much about this. Much appreciated.