March 14, 2012

A Day To Celebrate Life..

           We celebrated Amalia's health on Saturday. March 10, 2012 made one year Amalia had her open heart surgery and for more celebration we attended a special clinic for special people. The Developmental Center in Orlando creates a once a year special clinic for special people, and on Saturday it was an all Down Syndrome Day. The clinic had professional doctors, therapists, counselor that specialises with individual with Down Syndrome. It was our first time in such great event and I felt as if I was attending a blind date, I was nervous had butterflies in my stomach. I had my notebook with all the questions I wanted to ask the specialist and I had my camera because I wanted to take picture of every moment that I had.  We walked inside the clinic and it was a fairy land. Stars where hanging from the ceiling, a gazebo in the center of the place, a big, huge bronze statue of Mickey mouse riding a horse. I saw so many parents with delicious looking babies and adults of all ages. My first doctor I saw was the geneticist, and he said something very interesting..."Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder NOT hereditary, it does not mean the same. I commented  to the doctor I have a cousin with Down Syndrome who is 29 years old, and he said that was coincidence because it is not HEREDITARY but GENETIC. After the geneticist doctor we went to see, a dentist because my little diva is 19 months have no teeth...he advice, to give her time, it is typical to have no teeth and she probably get her first one when she turns two. We continue walking around, and she had her ear checks and she did great. We had so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of each doctors she saw, so I took some. By the way, they had a playroom with two volunteers, and Ethan had so much fun he did not want to leave. Cookie the Clown made cool animals out of balloons and did cool art with face painting...Ethan requested a shark on his left arm. It was an amazing day and seeing the other children and the milestone they reached, it made me excited to know Amalia would be getting there at her pace, but she will get there.


Song of Solomon 4:7

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

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