Saturday, February 23, 2008

Making the Right Choice

About the Down Syndrome Belongs Video in my last post:

I wish there was a way that I could make everyone aware of how wonderful kids with DS are and how much they deserve to be born so that Doctors and expectant parents can make the right decision when faced with the diagnosis of Down syndrome. It makes me sad when I think about 90+% of DS pregnacies being ended and many Doctors are actually encouraging this. I am so thankful that my doctor never encourages ending the pregnancy. That makes me feel like I chose the right doctor. He also had a very positive outlook for us when he delivered the diagnosis. He told us Logan was a blessing in disquise and that everything would be ok. He also told us how he has personally been touched by a nephew with Down syndrome. At the time, we were in shock from everything, but I look back and am very thankful that he handled the situation so perfectly. I have heard stories from other parents where their doctor's were not so encouraging.
I wish someone would have told me about children with Down syndrome before I had Logan. I wouldn't have been so devistated at first.
For now, I guess the best thing I can do is to take Logan every where with me and include him in all of the activities that typical kids participate in. We take Logan every where we go and I think he already has touch a lot of people and changed their minds about DS. They have discovered Logan is just like any other baby.


Tammy and Parker said...

Great post. I couldn't agree more.

Tammy and Parker

rylie's mom said...

I wish the world would know how great babies w/ Ds are! I wish this video would reach the right people. Like you said, we just have to take our kids everywhere and involve them in the community just like our typical kids.

Kacey Bode said...

I'm sure Logan has already helped to change people's thoughts on Ds. That is so cool that you had a good doctor!! I wish they were all like that!!

Michelle said...

I meant to tell you this morning - I love how you put this! That's exactly how I feel, I just hadn't been able to put it into words at all. I hope that Ruby being out & about will make people look at DS differently, and not fearfully.

It was so good to see you & the boys today!