I just need to throw this out there I was born and raised in Tennessee.. My husband was not.. He was raised in Kansas he calls a creek (water) like a "crick" like a crick in your neck it drives me crazy... so it isn't always southerner's that can't speak correctly. I say soda he says pop.. I could go on and on and on. On a positive note you do a great job on your girls hair.
LOL I have heard of people saying "crick" too! In Michigan, where my mom was born and raised it was pop as well... and I know some people in the South call everything "coke" like, "What kind of coke do you want?" It's so funny to hear the different ways everyone says things! I should do a poll! haha
Ah Motrin. What a good military spouse you are!
LOL Oh yes! Motrin and water... the cure for EVERYTHING! hahaha
Oh how sweet! What a darling little poppet she is! Just go on, move to London and be our next door neighbours! (ironically, their house is now for sale!).
We'll pack up and be right there! Do you think Frank can join the Military there?! ;o)
Hello, I may be too late to help the nursing student - I just saw your blog....I have two children with Down Syndrome, one biological, one adopted. I'd be happy to help.
I'm sure she would appreciate any input you have! Feel free to post it here or on the original post and I'll make sure she sees it! :)
so cool but remind me when you are up again that you can do this so you can do it to Megan's hair.
Poor guy! I'm tempted to make a really bad joke about "melting down" and "cheese melting" but I wouldn't do that, now would I...?
LOL I don't know, would you?
No, note to self...never let Keeghan SEE you taking the cheese off his sandwich. So how do you know he's lactose intolerant? I'm wondering about James and dairy....
Stopping by to let you know I'm praying!
LOL Exactly! He started getting these horrible stomachaches. He would be just fine and then out of nowhere he'd double over in pain crying. I finally took him into his ped and she said she was sure it was dairy doing it and to take him off dairy and that would tell us. Sure enough, after 3 or 4 days with no dairy, the stomachaches stopped! She said we could try weaning him back on after a few months, but we're not to that point yet.
And of course you had your camera ready to capture the moment!
But of course! LOL I keep it handy at all times!
So what finally calmed him down?
I offered him a jello cup, which might possibly be his most favorite food EVER! He ate that and then happily ate his sandwich. Guess he forgot about the cheese! LOL
Hey, I didn't know Keeghan was lactose intolerant! Brandon is too (and so am I!). We use a LOT of Lactaid pills (except I buy the generic from Walmart). I crush them up and give and put them in Brandon's milk and he can then drink it fine. If he is eating cheese or ice cream, I've been known to crush them up in apple juice too. They are tasteless and then he can eat whatever dairy foods he has. So, no more melting down. It works well for us!
YAY! I am SO going to try that!
I am as well, I use the lactaid stuff, it come in a green and white box at walmart and I just take one every day and I never have to worry about it again! it makes life so much easier. I think i seen some for kids, you should look into it!
That is SO good to know! I have heard of lactaid but thought it was just a lactose free milk. Keeghan would be SO excited to be able to eat cheese again!
i love his shirt! :0)
Thanks, it has a picture of a 12 inch ruler on it. Get it? I rule. Ahhh I love the corniness! haha
Adorable picture! Does Keeghan not just have the most AMAZING eyes?!! I could get lost in those eyes! Oh they could bring trouble if he learns how to use them! lol
Oh trust me, he's already figured it out! LOL
More on AAI from a dad who's been there. If you have a child with Ds, please read!
Rhiannon, my prayers are with you little angel as you walk with God our Father in Heaven. My prayers also to your family. LORD I ASK YOU TO SHOW YOUR GRACE AT THIS TIME AS YOU PROMISED US AS WE KEEP OUR FAITH IN YOU AS YOU COMFORT THIS FAMILY THANK YOU JESUS.
I also have a child with DS, he was 3 years old when he had his x-rays. They told us his x-rays were normal and that he did not have AAI. 3 years later he was dying from AAI. His x-rays from 3 years earlier were not normal but abnormal; it showed he had spinal cord compression. Now 3 years later his C1 is broken into multiple pieces and he has a spinal cord injury. Over 60% of his spinal cord was compromised. He has had 3 surgeries in 4 years because it was so bad. His gap was about 14 mm also but he is doing well and can walk but with some struggles. He has 3 rods, 6 screws, and 2 hooks in his neck. He has had a halo twice with 8 pins screwed into his skull for 5 months. Not pretty. So I ask when the time comes, try get an MRI OR A CT SCAN, because if you sit just right at the time of x-ray your child's spine might be in its normal position and after the x-ray it can slip out of its normal position and the x-ray will miss it. You will never know until it's too late, but MRI or CT SCAN WILL ALWAYS SHOW IT. I wish you all well and God Bless all of you.