Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How Do You Thrive?

While at the hospital, a discharge person was filling out forms for a program for Zoe. There were boxes to check for her "condition" to see if she qualifies. She was quickly filling out the top, "mental delay, check. physical delay, check, medications, check, special food diet, check. failure to thrive, check..."



Happy 18 month birthday, Zoe! We're not sure how you got to 18 months without, as defines: "prospering; being fortunate or successful."

Talk about thriving: my sister has a friend who just had a baby with Trisomy 18 last week. The baby was born at St. Joseph's in Milwaukee. The medical professionals there released mom and baby the day after she was born, telling the parents to hug and hold her, and...thanks for coming. See you.

It's a week later.

The baby's still alive.

Is she thriving? Check the box. What are we going to check for you?


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