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22-Mar-09 12:54 am

I have no idea where to post this so desided to post here, 

 

my sister in law and her husband are both black hair and black eyed ppl.  They have a 4 yr old son who also looks like them(black hair black eyes)  2 months ago she gave birth to a white hair blue eyed doughter, when i say white hair i mean WHITE!  Hair, eyebrows, eyelashes everything!  And the hair is super long and thick like you can do pig tails on her its really cute.  When I came to the hospital to see them I was shocked to say the least.  All the nurses kept coming to see this super blonde babe.  I said right away oh my gosh!  Is she an albino? Out of shock I said it like 4 times and almost screamed it out( i said it pretty loud)  I feel soooo horrible for saing that!  My mom who is a doctor after seeing this baby said that she is no dobt abviously an Albino baby.  I dont know why the doctors dont say anything to them.  She is 6 weeks old now.  When the conversation came up about albinism the babys mom said "What is Albino?)  She doesnt know what it is and doesnt suspect that her baby is Albino!  Should I say something?  I feel terrible!  Not that theres anything wrong with being Albino but there are some health issues that go along with that for instanse vision etc.   I want to say something or at least hint it to them.  What do you think?

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22-Mar-09 4:06 am

Don't Albino babies have pink eyes, or red pupils?

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22-Mar-09 5:07 am

I thought that albino`s have red?pink eyes too because of lack of pigment! I dont know if id say something the midwives and nurses at the hospital  would of had her having tests if they thought that surely, like you said there are a few problems commen to this! If not the heel prick test! Im sure if this baby has it she will find out sooner rather than later. Its obviously been menioned to her before!

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22-Mar-09 5:22 am

I think that someone close should perhaps talk to them about it, as my first concern when you said they didn't know, was that their are health conditions that go along with Albinism. Sorry, I just read your mum is a doctor, can she talk to them? I personally think it is extremely important especially if it turns out correct. What about the 6wk check up - perhaps you could hint they discuss it with their dr during that visit. I can't believe that no Dr so far has bought it up with them?! Glad you are looking out for them. GL! x

Just wanted to add, children with Albinism can have blue eyes.

http://www.albinism.org/faq/children.html

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22-Mar-09 7:08 am

Maybe it is maybe it aint.My brother was born with white hair looked like my mother

bleached it or something eyelashes brows all white as he got older it changed

and he deff isnt albino.But if you just bring up to them maybe they can get it checked out to be safe.

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22-Mar-09 8:17 am

Maybe that baby is just fair, my youngest DD is white blonde and blue eyes. I'm dark hair and eyes and my husband is dark hair and blue eyes. My Daughter has born with 2 inches of white hair and white skin. Here is a pic of us... Happy  LOL


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22-Mar-09 8:42 am

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Don't Albino babies have pink eyes, or red pupils?

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Maybe that baby is just fair, my youngest DD is white blonde and blue eyes. I'm dark hair and eyes and my husband is dark hair and blue eyes. My Daughter has born with 2 inches of white hair and white skin. Here is a pic of us... Happy  LOL

This crossed my mind too. Perhaps that is why the dr's haven't said anything? btw you and your daughter are gorgeous Hearts

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22-Mar-09 8:30 pm

http://www.albinism.org/publications/what_is_albinism.html

 

There are 4 types of albinism - OCA1, OCA2, OCA3 and OCA4; some are further divided into subtypes. There are some types that allow the person to have some pigmentation to the eyes, however, they can still suffer from eye problems. Some babies do have red eyes...it doesn't just effect animals.

 

 

I would read that website before you jump to conclusions. I would not call the baby an albino, however, it would be best to maybe suggest they see a specialist who would properly diagnose the child, is that is indeed what it has. Babies born with albinism are known to have eye problems, and if that is the case, the baby will need proper eye tests and treatments. Not to mention the special precautions that would need to be taken to protect that babies skin from the sun... There's so much more involved to albinism that just white hair and red eyes... It's something that should be taken seriously and not made fun of.


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22-Mar-09 8:56 pm

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Just wanted to add, children with Albinism can have blue eyes

This is true.  My half-sis is Albino, but she just has super light blonde hair and light blue eyes.  I don't know a lot about it because I don't know her very well, but I know she can't go in the sun without lathering on the sunblock---repeatedly.  I think this will be when your SIL figures it out!  I too am suprised the baby's doc hasn't said anything. 

      

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24-May-09 8:55 am

 Hey PrayingForaDaughter--

I was just reading thru this post. Its two months later, any update on this whole situation?

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4-Jun-09 5:21 pm

no, no update yet, but the baby does look more like an albino(to me....)  to my understanding the doctors will not make a diagnosis before the baby is 6 -12 months old? 

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hey i saw this post n i had to try n help i probably wont be on this again im only posten this to spread what i have read. i hope it is of help n god bless your family. i know it might seem weird but i feel anything is possible n god made us all diffrent so whose to say this type of person doesnt egsist. and i also have friends with similar traits to this topic. Purple Eyes and Other Interesting Anomalies If you have read any of the statistics of my Daria-based fan fiction characters or any of my stories about those characters, you will have noticed that three of my characters (Raven, Rebecca, and Zia) have deep purple eyes. It's not because they wear contacts in order to hide their real eye colors. It's because of a genetic mutation called "Alexandria's Genesis." The Origins of the "Genesis" "Alexandria's Genesis," as it has been called since the 1960s, is a genetic mutation generally found in women of Euro-American (a.k.a., Caucasian) descent. This mutation can be traced as far as the Middle Ages in Northern Europe. The first known record of "Alexandria's Genesis" was written in the year CE 1330 (Common Era). A woman named Alexandria Augustine came into the world on April 29, CE 1329 in London, England. At the time, she appeared to be normal, but her parents soon noticed that her eyes were changing from the blue eyes Alexandria had at birth to the purple eyes she would have by her first birthday. The parents were startled by this dramatic change. They took her to their priest, thinking that a witch did this to their child, and that the priest might be able to ask God to change the eye color back. The priest told the parents that it was not the work of the devil, but a myth come true. This particular priest had heard a story about a race of people who had purple eyes. These humans were thought to have come from Egypt after a mysterious light flashed in the sky during a moonless night thousands of years ago. The purple-eyed humans also had very fair skin, and were thought to be spirits because of their appearance. The so-called "spirit people" eventually went north and vanished without a trace. The priest told her parents not to worry, for they had a special child in their hands and they should take good care of her. Eventually, Alexandria grew up to be a very beautiful woman, got married, had four children (all four were girls, and all four also had the mutation), never got sick, and died at the age of 150 of natural causes. It is this discovery that helped to name the genetic mutation when the gene was discovered in 1968. The Characteristics of "Alexandria's Genesis" The first characteristic of people with "Alexandria's Genesis" is their eye color. When someone is born with this genetic mutation, the eyes are either blue or gray at birth. At six months, the eyes begin their transformation from the original color to purple. This process is completed by the person's first birthday. A second process, where the eye color deepens, starts as soon as the first is completed. This slow process continues until the onset of puberty. By then, the eye will have become a dark purple, a deep purple, a royal purple, or a violet-blue color, and will be that color for the rest of their time. These changes do not affect the person's eyesight, though. If anything, the eyesight is, and remains until death, 20/20. Speaking of puberty, those who have the mutation will never grow any facial, body, pubic, or anal hair during this stage of growth. In fact, the only hair they will ever have is what is on their heads, in their ears and nose, their eyebrows, and their eyelashes. Women also have an added bonus beyond never having to shave: never buying tampons or pads. It turns out that females born with "Alexandria's Genesis" never menstruate in their lives. They are fertile, however, and can go through the same things that women without the mutation can go through every month. Beyond these differences, those with the mutation go through puberty as normally as everyone else does. Below are all of the characteristics of "Alexandria's Genesis." Clear, silver-like purple eyes (after 1st birthday; deepen in color until onset of puberty) No facial or body hair growth beyond what was already there at birth Dark brown or black hair Shimmering white skin that resist tanning and burning Lack of menstruation cycle (in women) Highly evolved immune system (has been known to resist every disease known to man so far) Appear 5-20 years younger (after the age of 21, the aging process slows down greatly; it stops completely between the ages of 40-50) Long life span (ranges from 130-170 years) Perfect vision Never overweight (their metabolism prevents the gaining of too much fat [a.k.a., partial lipodystophy]) Well-developed and proportioned bodies Found mainly in women of Euro-American descent Women are the primary carriers of the mutation Children born from mothers with the mutation are also carriers Mutation remains active generation after generation Mutation grows stronger generation after generation Interracial Children of the "Genesis" An interesting aspect of this mutation is that if it passed on to a child whose mother or father is not of Euro-American descent, the child will receive all of the qualities of those who have the gene. The only quality that changes is the skin color; it is lighter than those without the gene are, but it is not as light as the parent with the mutation is. So far, this gene has shown up in children whose mother or father was Hispanic, Asian, or Arabic. If these children were to marry someone within their own race, their offspring would also develop the same characteristics. The most startling aspect of the biracial "Genesis" children is that they take on a more Euro-American appearance. Not much more is known about these children beyond these initial findings. Another Interesting Development In ten percent of the population that has "Alexandria's Genesis," there is another characteristic of this mutation that is increasing on a yearly basis: the processing of human waste… or lack thereof. As it turns out, in some of these people, the mutation is actually causing the digestive system to produce no waste. No one has found out how this is possible, but most scientists have a theory that may explain this increasing phenomenon. The digestion process goes through its normal procedure until the digested product enters the large intestine. It is there, scientists suggest, that the large intestine absorbs everything and uses the product to keep the body in top shape. This makes the bladder completely useless, and leaves the small intestine and rectum as just an opening. It is not much of a theory, since very little is still known about "Alexandria's Genesis." Conclusion There are questions about this genetic mutation that remain unanswered. The biggest question left unanswered is where "Alexandria's Genesis" actually first appeared. Many researchers are looking into the myth of the "spirit people" of Egypt in order to find out if this mutation really did exist several thousands of years ago. If that is indeed the case, the next question to be answered is if this mutation is of Earth origin… or of a different place.
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15-Apr-12 9:46 pm
yea that baby is albino for sure but if i were you  i would tell her because my daughter is albino and their condition to me is not that serious. only thing we have to do is protect their skin and they may need glasses. at least albinos dont have like health problems their condition is just minor.
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