Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees or not at all.

A busy day for me & Emmie. She has physical therapy,then we are meeting Aunt Becca & her daughter Hailey for lunch. Tonight a sitter is coming to watch the kids & I am going to a seminar at Aim High...Special Care Planning. Looking forward to getting more information & seeing my friends!! Time to get some chili in the crockpot....it's the perfect day for it.

HAPPY DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH!! :)

2 comments:

  1. Lacey, just curious about the crease on the palm, do they know why that is? Does Emmie have this trait?

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  2. Thanks for asking, Jenn. The crease is a single line that runs across the palm of the hand. People normally have three creases in their palms. Orignially known as a "simian crease", this term is not used anymore since it tends to have a negative meaning (it refers to monkey or ape). The crease is usually just referred to as a single palmar crease.

    Strong lines (called palmar flexion creases) appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The palm normally has three of these creases. But sometimes, the horizontal creases join together to form a single one.

    Palmar creases develop while the baby is growing in the womb, usually by the 12th week of gestation.

    A single palmar crease appears in approximately 1 out of 30 people. Males are twice as likely as females to have this condition. Some palmar creases indicate problems with development and are associated with disorders like Down syndrome.

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