In the eyes of many medical professionals, a child with trisomy 18 is doomed.
Most prominent in all of the literature: trisomy 18 is often fatal.
When we are able to pause for a time, Jeff and I read about trisomy 18.
trisomy tri·so·my (trī-sō'mē, trī'sō'-)
The condition of having three copies of a given chromosome or chromosome segment in each somatic cell rather than the normal number of two.