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  Topic: AMELIA
Vicky

Replies: 5
Views: 652

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: February 24 2003, 11:36 PM   Subject: AMELIA
Just thought you'd like to know there is an adult woman on the NADS web site with Mosaic Down Syndrome. She calls herself "Yuvette" although that is not her real name (she posted her real na ...
  Topic: Recurrence of DS
Vicky

Replies: 6
Views: 911

PostForum: Questions   Posted: August 18 2002, 4:45 PM   Subject: Recurrence of DS
I would suggest genetic counseling. They can tell you what your risk is given your age and history. There is one type of Down syndrome which can be inherited (Transloction Down syndrome) and they can ...
  Topic: what are the problems that are going on in the brain that ma
Vicky

Replies: 5
Views: 837

PostForum: Questions   Posted: March 27 2002, 3:00 PM   Subject: what are the problems that are going on in the brain that ma
I have to reply to this...I don't mean to upset anybody. I hope they do all they can to help people with mental retardation function better in every way. Of course, IQ is not what makes people valuabl ...
  Topic: what are the problems that are going on in the brain that ma
Vicky

Replies: 5
Views: 837

PostForum: Questions   Posted: March 26 2002, 8:20 PM   Subject: what are the problems that are going on in the brain that ma
Good question. I haven't found an answer yet, but look around this site for some good info http://www.ds-health.com/
  Topic: New Baby
Vicky

Replies: 12
Views: 1955

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: March 18 2002, 5:36 PM   Subject: New Baby
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[Edited by Vicky on 03-18-2002 at 05:56 PM]
  Topic: Where are the pictures posted?
Vicky

Replies: 5
Views: 868

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: December 22 2001, 1:06 AM   Subject: Where are the pictures posted?
We understand "hectic." Thank you for this site. Good lick with the job search.
  Topic: This brought a tear to my eye
Vicky

Replies: 3
Views: 811

PostForum: General   Posted: November 08 2001, 7:15 PM   Subject: This brought a tear to my eye
I saw this post on another DS Web site and thought it was worth passing along:

I ran across this in the doctor's office yesterday, and thought I would share some excepts.

"...I don't learn ...
  Topic: testing
Vicky

Replies: 10
Views: 1051

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 29 2001, 10:34 PM   Subject: testing
You sound upset...I did not mean to offend. I just cannot believe that in the USA someone (legal adult) would be required to take a medical test against their will. My doctor offered me both tests wit ...
  Topic: testing
Vicky

Replies: 10
Views: 1051

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 25 2001, 12:13 PM   Subject: testing
"required?"
  Topic: Overheard conversation
Vicky

Replies: 21
Views: 3667

PostForum: Questions   Posted: September 04 2001, 11:07 AM   Subject: Overheard conversation
I thought this was sore of an interesting side note to what started this whole thing...A couple of Sunday's ago when I was picking up my son (no DS) from Sunday School the balloon they had given him p ...
  Topic: Overheard conversation
Vicky

Replies: 21
Views: 3667

PostForum: Questions   Posted: August 20 2001, 2:00 PM   Subject: Overheard conversation
In my opinion Nicjoe is an extrodinary person in the way she handled finding out that her child has DS. Many people like me find the news to be shocking and hard to accept. Some people in our lives di ...
  Topic: Feeling Anxious about Preschool!
Vicky

Replies: 9
Views: 1485

PostForum: Questions   Posted: August 13 2001, 12:57 PM   Subject: Feeling Anxious about Preschool!
We are trying very hard not to let other people's opinions about how we should treat our daughter push us into doing something that we would not have considered for our other child (no DS). I would no ...
  Topic: not walking yet
Vicky

Replies: 16
Views: 2275

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 29 2001, 7:29 PM   Subject: not walking yet
I don't know if this helped, and with all the conflicting advice we get sometimes, I wouldn't be surprised if I heard that it was the wrong thing to do, but...

Recently we got Emma one of those to ...
  Topic: Walking!
Vicky

Replies: 5
Views: 810

PostForum: Brags   Posted: July 25 2001, 10:47 AM   Subject: Walking!
Sounds like Anna is at about the same stage as Emma. Sometimes when she gets up and going, she gets really excited and tries to go too fast, then, plop, down on her bottom (hopefully) she goes. But sh ...
  Topic: Breast Feeding
Vicky

Replies: 8
Views: 944

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 15 2001, 1:07 AM   Subject: Breast Feeding
Sorry, I can't be of much help. Our Emma had some breathing problems and was not strong enough to breastfeed. We were told that I could have pumped every 2-3 hours until she could handle getting breas ...
  Topic: Overheard conversation
Vicky

Replies: 21
Views: 3667

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 08 2001, 8:44 PM   Subject: Overheard conversation
Thank you all for your responses. I know that letting it go is the thing to do...he probably hasn't given it a second thought, while I agonize over it every Sunday. I just wish I could clear the air s ...
  Topic: Overheard conversation
Vicky

Replies: 21
Views: 3667

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 03 2001, 2:13 AM   Subject: Overheard conversation
Here's something that been on my mind for a while...A few weeks ago I overheard a man at our church say "I felt so retarded," and "I felt like such a the r-word" in a conversation wit ...
  Topic: Drinking from a Straw
Vicky

Replies: 6
Views: 858

PostForum: Questions   Posted: June 25 2001, 8:58 PM   Subject: Drinking from a Straw
The two things I have heard of are squeezing the juice into their mouths like Rita suggested and getting a little liquid (your kid's favorite) into the end of a straw (by holding the other end with yo ...
  Topic: My beautiful Victoria
Vicky

Replies: 3
Views: 556

PostForum: Brags   Posted: June 14 2001, 10:27 AM   Subject: My beautiful Victoria
OK, you surprised me! Thank you dear Jeffrey. I love you very much.
  Topic: Hearing tests
Vicky

Replies: 8
Views: 1012

PostForum: Questions   Posted: May 20 2001, 4:41 PM   Subject: Hearing tests
Emma has had two hearing tests. Both of them were done while she was asleep or sedated. They attached electrodes to her head, played different frequency sounds into one ear at a time and recorded her ...
  Topic: Holding his bottle
Vicky

Replies: 8
Views: 945

PostForum: Questions   Posted: May 14 2001, 9:00 PM   Subject: Holding his bottle
Emma first got started holding the little 2 ounce size bottles they used in the hospital nursery, they came pre-filled with formula. We were given a couple cases and saved the empty ones. They are ver ...
  Topic: sitting
Vicky

Replies: 18
Views: 2457

PostForum: Questions   Posted: May 11 2001, 10:18 PM   Subject: sitting
Summer's Dad... nothing is wrong with discussion, but you implied that I was pushing my child to the point of tears, and that's not true and is upsetting to me. I felt that getting a taste of what it ...
  Topic: sitting
Vicky

Replies: 18
Views: 2457

PostForum: Questions   Posted: May 11 2001, 12:19 PM   Subject: sitting
Gee, I didn't mean to start such a controversy. My daughter had fun in her chair...seeing the world from a different perspective, using her hands, banging toys on the table. It's not like we strapped ...
  Topic: sitting
Vicky

Replies: 18
Views: 2457

PostForum: Questions   Posted: May 10 2001, 12:39 PM   Subject: corner chair
I found a web site that has the kind of chair that Emma used (the "regular" corner chair). We found it very helpful until she was able to sit well on her own. The corner design allowed her t ...
  Topic: sitting
Vicky

Replies: 18
Views: 2457

PostForum: Questions   Posted: April 28 2001, 12:20 AM   Subject: sitting
I think my husband mentioned this somewhere on the site before, but anyway... When our daughter was 6-7 months old, her "infant developement specialist" loaned us a "corner chair". ...
  Topic: To pee or not to pee
Vicky

Replies: 2
Views: 484

PostForum: Questions   Posted: April 04 2001, 4:59 PM   Subject: To pee or not to pee
My son (4 1/2, no DS, potty trained) plays with himself every chance he gets. I try not to make too big a deal out of it, except to say that there is a time and a place for such things. I'm sure it's ...
  Topic: THE PINTO IS HOME.
Vicky

Replies: 18
Views: 2457

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: January 20 2001, 2:24 AM   Subject: THE PINTO IS HOME.
My heart did a back-flip when I read the subject of you post. So glad that Joey is home. I know now that no matter how sad I get sometimes because of Emma's DS, I would be sad beyond measure without h ...
  Topic: THE PINTO'S UPDATE (JOEY)
Vicky

Replies: 6
Views: 1019

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: January 10 2001, 11:40 PM   Subject: THE PINTO'S UPDATE (JOEY)
I am so sorry to hear that Joey is having such a hard time. My prayers are with you and your family.

I'm not quite sure what to say, but my experience (emotionally) and change of attitude sound muc ...
  Topic: Jack is ready for Xmas! (Picture)
Vicky

Replies: 3
Views: 585

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: December 22 2000, 2:13 AM   Subject: Jack is ready for Xmas! (Picture)
What a sweetheart! I recognize that smile and expression of pure joy from my own baby girl, Emma.
  Topic: DOES IT EVER STOP
Vicky

Replies: 12
Views: 1495

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: December 20 2000, 3:48 AM   Subject: DOES IT EVER STOP
Jef,

In my opinion Brenda is being a little too hard on you. You've been through quite a shock. You didn't sign up for this and it takes time to adjust. Just because you are finding it difficult to ...
  Topic: DOES IT EVER STOP
Vicky

Replies: 12
Views: 1495

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: December 19 2000, 11:16 PM   Subject: DOES IT EVER STOP
I am so sorry to hear that your son needs surgery. We were "lucky" (I still have trouble using that word, if you know what I mean), we are told Emma's small hole will not need an operation. ...
  Topic: finacial help
Vicky

Replies: 8
Views: 1242

PostForum: Questions   Posted: December 09 2000, 1:43 PM   Subject: finacial help
I don't know if this applies in your area, but here in San Diego we have something called the Regional Center that helps poeple find and pay for services. We were told that if our insurance comes to a ...
  Topic: development
Vicky

Replies: 9
Views: 1196

PostForum: Questions   Posted: December 01 2000, 1:44 PM   Subject: development
First, remember that all babies are different. That said, here is what my 16 month daughter did and when. When she was around 6-7 months, she could roll from her back to her tummy and back again; also ...
  Topic: Mikey is much better
Vicky

Replies: 2
Views: 529

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: November 28 2000, 12:25 AM   Subject: Mikey is much better
Well, I'm glad to hear that Mikey is OK now, even though it is a bit of a bummer for him to get the stomach flu just when he got home from the hospital. (It's always something!)

I hope Mikey stays ...
  Topic: I don't understand!
Vicky

Replies: 8
Views: 1380

PostForum: Questions   Posted: November 09 2000, 1:38 PM   Subject: I don't understand!
This may be off the subject a bit, but yes, most of the Down Syndrome babies are BORN to women under 35. However, this has nothing to do with any given women's chance of conceiving a child with an ext ...
  Topic: DON'T LIE, TELL THE TRUTH
Vicky

Replies: 13
Views: 2208

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 19 2000, 2:02 AM   Subject: NO LIE!!!
Jef,

First of all, I want to thank you for your honesty. I think that many other people shared many of your feelings when they first learned the news of their child's DS. I know I did. Please belie ...
  Topic: HE'S HERE, AND IT'S NOT ALL THAT IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE
Vicky

Replies: 6
Views: 1101

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: October 18 2000, 12:01 PM   Subject: HE'S HERE, AND IT'S NOT ALL THAT IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE
I don't have much to add to what's already been said. When my daughter was born, I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to she her as "just a baby" and not "my little Down Syndrome." I tho ...
  Topic: Abby's Mom
Vicky

Replies: 4
Views: 884

PostForum: General   Posted: October 16 2000, 2:02 PM   Subject: Abby's Mom
Welcome to you and your family. I'm sure you will find this site as helpful as I have over the past year or so. Keep us posted on your baby's surgery. Meanwhile, our prayers are with you.
  Topic: Sign Language!
Vicky

Replies: 4
Views: 736

PostForum: Brags   Posted: October 12 2000, 10:34 AM   Subject: Sign Language!
That's so cool! It must be so exciting to have that kind of communication beginning to happen. Let us know what sign she learns next.
  Topic: Sitting all by herself!
Vicky

Replies: 3
Views: 651

PostForum: Brags   Posted: October 09 2000, 6:32 PM   Subject: Sitting all by herself!
My Miss Emma (14 months) sat up all by herself today! I put her down on the family room floor and went to get her a bottle in the kitchen, when I came back around the corner, I saw her sitting up! I ...
 
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