Monday, July 14, 2008

"Your Baby has Down Syndrome."

“It looks like your baby has Down syndrome,” my OB/Gyn announced shortly after the birth of our fourth child, John Michael. Down syndrome? Are you sure? Two weeks later, the diagnosis was confirmed by a genetic test. He had an extra squiggle at the 21st chromosome. Trisomy 21.

Eight months ago, we entered into a new world. The world of special needs -- therapists, teachers, and ALTA Regional Center. A world of amazingly caring people in the Infant Development Program who help you help your child reach his fullest potential. I am humbled by their generosity and kindness. Thank you.

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