INNOVATION & GADGETS

Don’t let the Doctors set your Limitations

Down Syndrome

Amadeus Rojas

Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor, You may not remember me or my daughter but I will never forget you, but I forgive you. You were the one who told me all the things she wouldn’t do; but you never told me the things she could. You were the one that told me my daughter couldn’t nurse because of her low tone and because of her Heart Defect, but what you don’t know is that she exclusively breastfeed for 4 solid months. I even had to bring her to work with me because she didn’t want anything else. You were the one that diagnosed her with Failure to Thrive and expressed your concerns of her gaining weight, but what you don’t know is that she is now one of the Bigger Babies in our birth class and in 2 weeks is turning One. You were the one who made the decision to give her an NG tube because of your concerns and her weight gain causing a Horrible Oral Aversion to the point that she couldn’t even put her own hands in her mouth, but what you don’t know is that we overcome that and she eats everything now by mouth including being able to feed herself. You were the one that made me feel I wasn’t good enough to handle a Special Needs Baby being a mother of 5, but what you didn’t know is that she was put here for OUR special needs. You were the one that delivered my daughters diagnosis. You were the one that patted me on the shoulder and told me you were “Sorry!” Sorry that my daughter was Diagnosed with T21, but what you didn’t tell me was that her Diagnosis and our story would save lives. You were the one that saw her as a diagnosis and all we saw was our new precious daughter. Not once did you congratulate me on my new born. So I forgive you. I forgive you because you didn’t know her. You didn’t know me and you didn’t know what We were capable of. And Thank You! Thank you for lighting a fire in me that I didn’t even know existed....

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