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lucky13
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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 5:35 PM    Post subject:
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Hi! I am Rachael and live near Lake Tahoe in California. My husband and I have two children, six year old daughter, Courtney and Luke, who is now 15 months. Our son has DS and had a duodenal atresia repair when he was five days old at Stanford Children's hospital. We did not know he had DS before he was born. I declined the AFP screening with both of my children. I was not offered any other tests as I was 31 yrs at the time. They suspected he had DS at birth, but he wasn't karotyped until he was a week or two old. The attending physicians at the NICU at Stanford were awesome with their approach. I was scared and didn't know what to expect, but their message was "a piece of cake". Our son is doing well. He already had tubes placed in his ears when he was 10 months old because of fluid. He may have to have a PDA repair but it is so small they are just monitoring for now. Luke has been in EI since he was 8 weeks with an infant specialist, OT, PT and ST. I am hoping my pictures post. This is the first on-line group I have ever joined. Normally, I'm pretty private but this site is such a rich source of information and support I decided to join.

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"Each individual is a marvelous opportunity" Dalai Lama
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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 5:41 PM    Post subject:
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welcome!! yes this is a great site, and you will enjoy and make friends

i have a boy, who's 18 months old. so elias and luke are close age.

hope to see you here often, and willing to meet more about you, your family, luke, etc

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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 5:44 PM    Post subject:
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Rachael, Welcome to Downsyn! It's an great place with wonderful people.
It sounds like Luke is doing great. You are the first person I have heard say something positive about their physicians when receiving the dx of Down syndrome. It's fantastic that you had compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable doctors! Looking forward to seeing pics and hearing more from you.

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mom to Kate-22, Micah-5 and Reuben(ds)4/21/04


If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. ~Goethe
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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 6:39 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! I have a 3 year old granddaughter, Olivia, who has Down syndrome. My son and his wife didn't know Olivia had DS until after she was born. Their experience was also very positive, as the doctor who delivered her has a nephew with DS. He was very upbeat and told us how great his nephew was doing. I think it was such a blessing that this doctor happened to be the one to do the delivery, because he wasn't the only doctor in the practice.

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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 6:55 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to Downsyn - I am sure you will love it here and soon feel at home! Look forward to hearing more about your family and seeing some photos!

Sarah

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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 7:23 PM    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome. So glad you decided to join, I too would say I'm a bit private, but your going to LOVE it here!! Looking forward to learning more about you and your family.

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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 7:45 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to Downsyn looking forwards to hearing more about your family.

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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 8:29 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to Downsyn!! I'm sure you're going to love it here!!

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PostPosted: September 01 2006, 9:51 PM    Post subject:
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Hello and Welcome. I also have never joined any type of forum like this one....but I am sure glad I found it!! There is so much info and so many awesome moms (and dads!!) who are so willing to help.

My Daniel is the same age...born 6-7-05. He had his open heart surgery to repair his av canal defect when he was 8 weeks old...and ever since then....been healthy. He actually has his first cold now!!

Looking forward to hearing more about Luke. We have quite a few moms with babies our son's age!!

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PostPosted: September 02 2006, 12:57 PM    Post subject:
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Rachael and family Welcome to Down syn. I'm Jen mom to Brock who is 13 months. This is the first site on-line I've joined as well - and I'm totally addicted. You will find great support here! I look forward to seeing photos of your family.

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Brock 7/28/05

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Rachel- I am so glad you joined s! It is often hard to open right up to complete srangers, but I htink you will find here it is like a family and we allhave such a special bond right from the start!
I have a son named Koby who is 20 months old(OMG they grow too fast).I am glad you joined us!!!-Courtney

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hello & welcome to the family glad you have found us! cant wait to hear more about your family. Im chris mommy to brooke 2 yo

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PostPosted: September 05 2006, 12:51 AM    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the site you will love it

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PostPosted: September 05 2006, 4:42 PM    Post subject:
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Thanks for the warm welcome! I finally figured out how to put my children's photos in my signature thanks to some old posts. I look forward to learning more about your families and learning from your experiences.

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PostPosted: September 05 2006, 6:47 PM    Post subject:
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Great to have you here. Can't wait to hear more about your family. Your children are just beautiful.

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PostPosted: September 05 2006, 6:50 PM    Post subject:
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Hi and welcome! I just pm'ed to see where you live. I would love to meet up sometime.

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 2:01 AM    Post subject:
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Rachel, So glad you decided to join. I'm a Truckee local, although I live in Humboldt county now. Welcome! Your children are lovely

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 5:00 AM    Post subject:
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This is the first on-line group I have ever joined. Normally, I'm pretty private but this site is such a rich source of information and support I decided to join.

Rachel
This is my first online group as well. I was lurking for an eternity before I got the courage to introduce myself last October.
Welcome to you and your family.
I love the pictures of Luke and Courtney!

I too a have a daughter Hannah just turned eight and Robert aged two. Robert has DS.

Nice to meet you Luke!

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welcome!! you will love it here!! i am amy and my daughter mayson brings me here. she is 6months old!!!

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