This article focuses on the moments of raising a child with down syndrome. Just want to note that I write only my own experience. Don’t know how many different opinions there are on this. A unified system of education no — that’s why so many discrepancies. Blame the system and to agree with another may not, so just present the facts.
Let me begin with the first days. I learned about the diagnosis of her son back to the family table (the phenotype) when I didn’t want to give it up. On — worse. None of my relatives wanted me to come. Nobody. In my family there is a worship study, and «perfect man», so that the defective child absolutely did not fit. Remember those days not very desirable. Whatever you say — I put a huge bolt on all the exhortations of those who was supposed to support me. It was hard, sad and painful. Saved me the realization that I love my child and would never be able to live with the fact that she dumped him. Today we all made it up, because the family — the most important thing in life.
The first thing I want to highlight: the biggest mistake that can be avoided by parents of children with disabilities — lock it up at home. About other diagnoses not speak, but I assure you — now opportunities for social adaptation so wide that almost all children Continue reading
CHICKENPOX or varicella is a disease very common. Although the title of the sores and there is the dreaded word “pox”, but in fact the chicken pox – the disease is not severe, but unpleasant.
Varicella, or colloquially simply chickenpox . caused by viruses and transmitted this infectious disease by airborne droplets, almost that the wind is transferred. And unlike the flu, the source of infection of chickenpox almost always known, because in kindergarten usually get sick all the friendly team.
The chickenpox virus is very sticky, spreads rapidly in closed spaces. So to pick up the sore and can from the neighbor in the stairwell. But sometimes infect the baby and can a grown man that has no visible signs of chicken pox . but suffering from an extremely unpleasant disease called “herpes zhostera” ( herpes zoster ).
The fact that the causative agent of smallpox . after the disease is stored in a “dormant” state in the spinal cord. Later during stress, decreased immunity and other unpleasant virus wakes up and can cause an adult is very painful disease shingles.
Basically, these adults infect helpless infants, Continue reading
A newborn child one concern: to sleep, eat and defecate. He could Wake up every 20-40 minutes every time to breastfeed and then – to poop. Here’s not a very fun life, the infant in the first months (with frequent stools was noted only in the first 6 weeks, and then becoming rarer), but the mother are all equal. And because a third of the infant’s existence is defecation, stool infant parent deserves close attention.
We have already talked about the fact that feces of the newborn have the right to be almost any color, though ideally, of course, must fit in a range of shades from light yellow to brown. But the consistency of it is more or less clear: it’s considered normal mushy stool. An often used example – “as apricot puree”.
Due to enzyme deficiency small intestine is not able to work ‘Mature” so that every possible “surprises”. Mucus, fragments of undigested food, blood, too watery or frothy stools should attract your attention. But focus should always be on the health of the child and the presence/absence of additional related symptoms. Because in nearly all cases “suspicious” of stool may be normal – in a few forms. And if you occasionally see a newborn child frothy stools with no other worrying signs – do not dwell on it. But if frothy stools has an unpleasant smell Continue reading