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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Field Trip

Timmy's Pre-K school had a field trip to the Police Department today. The Police Department was holding their 4th annual Fun Day. Timmy had a blast! I think that he enjoyed the bumpy bus ride to and from the Police Department the best though. The children all had the opportunity to see drug dogs in action, police horses, motorcycle patrol, squad cars, and SABLE (the helicopter that is used to assist in patrol). I was a bit disappointed. I asked one of the policemen if he would sit with Timmy on the motorcycle with it started or at least let him hear the siren. I was told "no" because it may upset some of the other children. I can understand this, but Timmy can't see. He has to use his ears as his eyes. Just using his hands to "feel" the motorcycle doesn't mean much to a blind child. Being that Timmy is disabled, the policemen were nice enough though to let Timmy's class up close to the motorcycle and the horse, where as the other children were not allowed to get close. Timmy got to sit inside of the helicopter and play with the controls. Sit inside of a police car. Hear the drug dogs barking, that were confined inside one of the police cars. And pet one of the horses. This was Timmy's very first field trips and outing with a large group of classmates.

Here are some pictures.

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