WHAT TO KNOW!
When a baby is conceived the basic genetic make up of every child is that they get one of each 23 chromosomes from each parent leaving them with 46 chromosomes. However, while the cells are splitting and forming and combining and what not, things can happen. So many variations can happen. You can get deletions, somehow get two of the same maternal or paternal chromosome, just to name a few, or you can get a trisomy.
A trisomy is when - somehow - two chromosomes from one parent, and one chromosome from one parent attach to the same cell. Meaning instead of two Chromosome 16's in one cell, there are three. This is a Trisomy.
Mosaic means that it's in pieces, meaning the 3rd chromosome is not in every single cell. It is not a FULL trisomy. It's a partial trisomy.
Most parents will harbor feelings of it being their fault it happened. They could have done something or not done something and things would be different. Normally, that's not the case. There may be genetic links where it's a genetic factor being passed along through the family lines, however, in most cases, nothing could have been done to change it.
In Noah's case, I was told there was absolutely nothing I could have done to done this to him, or done to not have this happen. It was an act of nature.
Now Noah has some medical issues... we can never be sure what all is wrong with Noah because we know that anything can happen at any time - any of his organs can be affected. It's a truth we have to live with every day.... but we choose to love every day with him.
(Work In Progress Currently)