Question/Ideas Needed

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Registered: 10-25-2003
Question/Ideas Needed
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Thu, 04-27-2006 - 8:19am
Good morning-
I have a question for you all and I appreciate you taking the time to read this. My friend's son was born a preemie and they just found out that he has Down's syndrome. She sent an e-mail informing everyone and asking for a few days space. I'd like to be supportive and send something/show my support. Do you have any ideas what I could send/Do? Thanks in advance,
Kim
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 04-27-2006 - 10:13pm

Hi Kim and welcome!

I'm sure your friend would appreciate any gift! She's going to need all the basic things for the most part. There could be some additional medical issues that arise, but for the most part, the basics are great -- Cute outfits, you name it! if you live close enough, maybe even an offer to watch the baby for a few hours so she can take a relaxing bath, get a massage or her hair done and a manicure. A gift card would also be welcome, I'm sure.

Your friend is lucky to have someone like you that cares so much and is willing to abide by her wishes to give them some time to let this news sink in.

Keep us posted on how your friend and her special little one are doing, we'd love to hear!

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Registered: 08-26-2005
Fri, 04-28-2006 - 7:44pm
HI MY NAME IS AMY AND I AM THE MAMA TO MAYSON WHO IS 10 WEEKS OLD. SHE WAS 3 WEEKS EARLY AND WAS BORN WITH DS AS WELL. WE DID NOT KNOW SHE HAD IT UNTIL SHE WAS BORN. LUCKILY SHE WAS BORN WITHOUT ANY HEALTH RELATED ISSUES. IS YOUR FRIENDS BABY HEALTHY OTHERWISE? WE JOINED UP WITH OUR ARE AEA AND HAVE HAD WONDERFUL SUPPORT THORUGH THEM. ALSO THERE ARE TWO FORUMS THAT I HAVE JOINED ONLINE. ON IS WWW.DOWNSYN.COM AND THE OTHER IS WWW.TRISOMY21.COM
THEY ARE BOTH WONDERFUL SUPPORT GROUPS AND ALSO FULL OF TONS OF INFORMATION.
WHEN WE TOLD FRIENDS AND FAMILY MAYSON HAD DS PEOPLE WOULD TELL US THEY WERE SORRY .... I HATED THAT!!! WHY BE SORRY! ! SHE IS MY CHILD AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE THAT. JUST SUPPORT YOUR FRIEND BY TELLING HER EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. THAT BABY IS JUST LIKE YOU OR ME BUT WITH AND EXTRA CHROMOSOME, THATS ALL!!! TELL HER TO ENJOY THAT BABY BEFORE IT GROWS UP.. WHICH IS WAY TO FAST!! I HOPE THAT HELPS. IF YOU WANT YOU CAN ALWAYS EMAIL ME!
AMOS1215@AOL.COM
AMY AND BABY MAYSON
Amy, wife to Mike mama to Jayden 7/94 Rylee 10/97 Mayson 2/06 check out my blog at www.theflegefarm.blogspot.com
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 04-29-2006 - 10:05am
Hi Amy! We're sure happy you dropped in and shared your thoughts. We do hope you'll continue to join us often!

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