The family's perceptions: Down's Syndrome
Coming home from the hospital
I can't believe our child has Down's Syndrome.
Honey, it is not something we can control. Some things just happen.
The family's perception of the child.
This is not our darling Sarah. Sarah was supposed to be our perfect little angel. I can't call her that.
I know I will learn to love her for who she is, but this is just too much right now. What will our families think? We have already failed as parents.
Mike and I have just left the hospital after finding out that our first child, our daughter that we thought was going to be perfect, was born with Down's Syndrome.
Once we got home, our conversation continued. While this child is a product of the two of us, she is not the daughter I expected. I cannot give her the name we were originally planning on.
We were so distressed over this news that we just could not think straight. We knew everything would change when we had our first child, but never did I think it would change like this.
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