....and discouraging. We don't have thousands of dollars to spend on natural doctors, supplements and treatments. I don't have every minute of my day to spend working with Bunny. I have three other children whose lives are just as important. I have a big house that doesn't clean itself. I have meals to make. I have a husband that works long hours.
I honestly spent the first half of the week with my head spinning. How in the world would I fit it all in? I know not all parents of children with down syndrome devote as much time and energy into their children but I want to feel like I did as much as I could for him. I want to give him every advantage I can.
As I sorted my thoughts all week I came to this conclusion: I know that I was chosen to be his mom. He was chosen to be in this exact family. God knew that we are not rich and that I don't have a lot of help. It will definitely be a stretch for me to first not go overboard and then not to abandon the schedule. I am going to do as much of the Glenn Doman program that we can reasonably fit it in the areas I think he needs most. Obviously I can do the things with both boys so even if Buddy may not need the same things he will still enjoy the mommy time. The girls are DYING to help me and I am going to use them. I already taught them to do "grasp" exercises with Bunny.
As far as the supplements...I'm not sold on the idea of pumping him with tons of expensive supplements. I have a few things I believe in and will do or have been doing but I'm just going to have to trust my gut on this one.
I just love this guy!!