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Sunday, October 14, 2012

DS is not a disease, you will not die from it, I promise

                                             Moses - August 2011.
                          Moses very very very very sick. 6 years old.
He was stressed.
He was hungry.
He was alone.
He had medical conditions un-related to his Down Syndrome!
These conditions were not always properly cared for.
Children died around him and they did not die from CP, TBI, DS, ADHD, RAD, or any other diagnosis they may have had.
Some died from hydrocephalus~ only because it was left untreated !!

Children with Down Syndrome do not die from Down Syndrome.

But they sure do die way too easily from neglect.

Moses October 2012.
He is fashionably wearing- a pumpkin hat, orange monkey fleece top, each arm sports a Lufthansa flight toy!! (LOL!!) and last but not least American flag socks!! ROTFLOL!!
He is sitting in the "King" chair made with LOVE and care with Duplo Legos; by his 10 yr old sister Lysa!
Yup, life is preeeetty darn good here for our Mosie! ;o)
Praise God!

In fact all 3 of our new boys caught a really bad cold with us. And I say really bad because our 8,9, and 10 yr old, Gabe 17 and Tom and I had it too. It was a bad cold. We thought for sure that the 3 new boys were headed for Urgent Care and antibiotics.

Nope!
LOVE, good nutrition and lots of diaper changes later. (don't forget LOVE is an action word!)
They have recovered from the cold all on their own!!
YES!!
We are all! healthy here!!

8 comments:

  1. One of these days I'm going to HAVE to meet little Moses. He is seriously too cute! They are all cute but he melts my heart. : )

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    1. Oh Hope!! We would LOVE to see you too! (((HUGS)))

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  2. Love the chair. And the outfit :) One can tell he has a few older siblings!! Blessings, Jennifer

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    1. Thank goodness we have helpers, Tom and I are too busy changing diapers! :o)
      (((HUGS)))

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  3. Seeing your boys finally home warms my heart.

    When I found RR last winter, it was because someone had posted on a message board about a little girl with DS who was 9 years old and only 10 lbs, riding in an infant car seat. I had an uncle who had DS. He did not survive - he had a heart defect that wasn't treatable 40-50 years ago - but I knew DS did not do THAT to children... make them unbelievably small and sick. That was when I had to find out more, and when I found out that it was no secondary disease, no dwarfism or other congenital defect that was causing these children to be so small, but instead sheer neglect, starvation, abuse... that was when my life changed forever. No. Children do not die from Down Syndrome. They die from being labeled as invalids and discarded by society. :(

    I am so, so glad ALL of your sweet children (and adults!) have you to love and care for them.

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    1. Aaaw thanks for your reply Katie. Thank You for sharing about your Uncle! It blesses my life just to hear about all of these amazing people!
      (((HUGS)))

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  4. I LOVE Mosie sitting all decked out in his throne! What fun the kids are having! :) Wonderful that everyone has recovered from the nasty cold without prescriptions and hospital trips. Looking at the pictures of your boys in the institution . . . and now . . . truly one of those "have to see it to believe it" stories.

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    1. Yes I saw a little girl adopted from RR last year, she looked so thin and tiny and this year I thought "no way is she the same girl!" She looks amazing! :o)
      Praying Moses will grooow!
      (((HUGS)))

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