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Trisomy 21: Down Syndrome

Before getting into this subject we need to know a little background on cell division and genetic material. This excerpt taken from the National Down Syndrome Society, gives a brief general concept of this; “In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the […]

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Dedicated to the One I Love

For Valentine’s Day I wanted to do something special! This blog is entirely dedicated to the One I Love! Ladies, I don’t think we give our men or life partners, enough credit for all the hard work they put in. Often times it is overshadowed by the sleepless nights, the frustrating mornings, and the endless […]

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Admitted for a Virus: Discharged with a Surgery

My heart sunk into my stomach as I saw my 5 month old son get taken away from me to go into the operation room. My 5 month old son was about to undergo Laryngoplasty surgery and I had to wait in a waiting room while it happened. I was not able to breathe until […]

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Home Birth: Life Changing

When I searched “Home Birth” on google, things like: “Is it legal?,” “Is it safe?,” “How to..,” came up. Yes it is legal, super safe and very easy.. well sorta… Mind you I had wanted a home birth since I found out I was pregnant for the first time. I did not get my wish […]

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About my Diagnosis Not Identity BLOG..

I decided to blog because it was something I had in mind for a few months. Once I realized that my brain was not big enough to hold in so many thoughts I figured I would write about them. I honestly was not sure how to begin, all I knew, was what I wanted it […]

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He Will Walk When He’s 4 Years Old… Maybe.

One thing that I did not know about Down Syndrome was the delay in development. DS children have low muscle tone and long tongues. Combined, these characteristics can delay them from reaching milestones that other children their age do with no difficulty. My son is 8 months old and he can almost hold his head […]

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So Who’s Fault Was This?

Once Rodrigo’s blood work came back his pediatrician made a call to the NICU, where we stayed for a week due to his high bilirubin level, to confirm his diagnosis. She told me that he indeed have Down Syndrome but it was the rarer type of Trisomy 21. There are rare types? Yes guys there […]

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I Cried & Cried & Cried…….. A Lot!

& NO I did not cry because my son was diagnosed with Down Syndrome! I cried because I did not want him to go through whatever he will go through in this society.. A society that judges you for being “different.” As a mother all I want is to protect my own and even before […]

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He has Down Syndrome?!

My midwife said, “you as a nurse should see some characteristics on him, do you see them?” My response was hesitant and I just said, “well all newborns look the same when they are born, I can’t really tell.” But I knew the minute I held him in my arms that my son had Trisomy […]

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