Harrison’s Diagnosis: A Down Syndrome Blog
Doctors suspected Harrison had down syndrome at approximately 12 weeks in utero. A few months later, an amnio confirmed the suspicion. Despite lacking any domestic abilities, I spent months learning about down syndrome, met with other mothers of children with various disabilities and talked with physical, occupational and speech therapists and teachers who specialize in down syndrome. I hope my efforts can help you face a down syndrome diagnosis or simply assist other mothers who may feel like they can’t keep up with it all. If you are one of those women who has it all together, then just have a good laugh at my expense. I’m sure to share some embarrassing moments on this down syndrome blog!
Please note that it isn’t my mother’s fault that I don’t know how to cook, clean or change a diaper (well, I learned that one after Harrison came along). She tried to teach me, but I told her I would just hire someone to do those things for me. Guess I was wrong.
Harrison was born in 2012 and is now a thriving young boy. While he has some developmental delays, he attends school with typical children and is learning new skills everyday.