All posts filed under: down syndrome

Debilitating Journalism

What does the word “debilitating” conjure up to you? To me, it is a profoundly frail and sick person, unable to do pretty much anything. In my minds eye I imagine someone lying on the floor, or in a bed, desperate for help, pale in […]

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Testing Times….

Woken feeling really blue. I am fighting a wobbly lip, I have an upset tummy and my heart feels heavy. It’s a feeling similar to when we were given seb’s diagnosis. I want to scoop him in my arms and run away somewhere. Somewhere safe. […]

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BALANCE….

So often we talk about “balance”. “I am pro-choice, as long as decisions are based on “balanced” information”. Giving the WHOLE picture. Except, more often than not, us parents of children with Downs syndrome really just want to counter balance the harsh scientific and medical […]

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WHAT AM I?

This afternoon whilst we were serving up dinner we improvised with a game of “guess what I am?” which basically involved doing an impression of something for everyone to guess. We had a pig, an elephant, a monkey and a police car amongst other things. […]

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WAIT WAIT GRANDMA

  We have just had a very emotional visit to Seb’s great grandma. At 99 (and a half!), we are never sure how we will find her and her health has markedly deteriorated in the last year. This year is the first year she will […]

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Seb, I’m sorry………

The Timehop / Memories apps are a nice touch. I’ve been on FB a long time and it often chucks up pictures and memories I had long forgotten, or even deleted. Photos and conversations from the past that often make me smile. But one just […]

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Film Night…..

Every year our school PTA puts on a film night. The kids put on their pyjamas, bring a teddy and a pillow, and turn up after school to watch a film and eat treats with their friends. It is a really sweet and special evening […]

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