Wow...day 6! When they say it's a challenge it really is! However, I will keep trucking...hehehehe
I should update you guys on Lillian's health. She's still under the weather. Her cough has not gone and she is still congested! I did call the doctor's office, just to make sure we were OK. So, happy I called instead of going in. Apparently, there are a lot of sick kids here and the nurse on the phone just did a consult. She advised me not to bring Lillian in unless she doesn't get better by next week or if she becomes feverish. So, hoping she gets better by next week! Her fear was if we bring Lillian to the hospital she could catch something worse (and a little birdie told me that we've had a few outbreaks of the swine flu here!). I might have to make an executive decision to keep her home at all times and limit the amount of guest coming into the house as well.
Tomorrow, she is due to have an Occupational Therapy Evaluation. I don't think this is going to happen. This time of the year is horrible!
So...on to a Down syndrome Fact!
One of the soft markers for Down syndrome is the sandal toe, the v shape space between the big and second toe. The picture below is a picture of Lillian's foot when she was first sent to NICU. It's a clear example of that sandal toe. Although, at the time, I had no clue and didn't even realize it when we took the picture. I just thought how incredibly small and delicate her feet were.
Not all babies born with Down syndrome will have this marker. It's just one of many that they may possibly have. I do find it interesting that many typical people will have this trait. At the same time, having a sandal toe is not life threatening or harmful. It's just something cool to have!