When I learned at my 17-week ultrasound (I thought I was 20-weeks at the time) that my baby did not have a foot, and later learned of a ton of other various complications, this forum is where I came for some great support and advice from other parents of children that are a little bit different ...
In the weeks before my delivery, the unsympathetic doctors were using all sorts of scare tactics to get me to agree to an induced labor, telling me that my baby is dying in my womb and there is a good chance she will not be alive when she is born ... it was so awful talking to some of those doctors. Can I call them bitches on here?
Well she is 3 now, and she has survived some of the most intense surgeries involving procedures that I did not even know were possible. She has so much personality and determination, and she was the youngest child in my region to get a prosthetic device (when she was 8 months). Now that she is older and able to assert herself, she tells me that sometimes she prefers not to wear her prosthesis.
Take a look at how my miracle baby moves around now ...
I wish all those doctors that were questioning her life back then could see how she is bustling with it now.
She makes me so excited about life and she truly has offered me a purpose the I never before recognized. Many of the mothers I met on here encouraged me to write a book about my story and I still want to do so - I just need to find the time!
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Bless you all, mothers and fathers of the special children of the world!