Monthly Archives: July 2010

Prayers for Gabriel

Since the day I was told about Gabriel’s Down syndrome I’ve prayed for both of us. Here are those prayers… God, give me the patience and capabilities to care for Gabriel so that I may not disappoint you. Protect Gabriel’s … Continue reading

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Humility. We could all learn some.

I had an appointment two days ago with my OB…I’ve had a different appointment three days in a row, its exhausting. This appointment was the first one I had with my OB since finding out that Gabriel has Downs and … Continue reading

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Pediatric Surgeon

I met with the pediatric general surgeon today who would be operating on Gabriel to fix his duodenal atresia. I don’t know yet if Gabriel will need heart surgery before his duodenal atresia is fixed, just have to wait to … Continue reading

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Anger is Easy, Tears are Not.

Let me preface with this: Gabriel is alive. I feel him moving everyday. He has trisomy 21, but he is alive. That, in itself, is enough reason to give thanks and praise. The grieving cycle looks different for different people. … Continue reading

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Complications…and then some.

Cardiologist was today. Gabriel has a hole in between the bottom two chambers of his heart. The hole has a possibility of closing on its own up until about a year after he is born. If it does not close, … Continue reading

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Duodenal Atresia. I’m sorry, did you sneeze??

Another ultrasound, more pictures of Gabriel. After the initial look-see by the tech, the specialist walked in. Odd, but seemingly genuine, kinda squirrelly little man. Awfully calmly he said, “We are seeing duodenal atresia, a double bubble.” He sort of … Continue reading

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Where it started…

I’m two weeks late in starting to blog. I wish I had started sooner because I’m finding this very therapeutic…something I never thought I’d say. Two weeks ago I had my 20 week ultrasound. I sat in the waiting room … Continue reading

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