Thursday, September 22, 2011

MVP

Poor Gabe got the respiratory bug this weekend. He was breathing a little heavy and working a little hard, so we took him to the emergency room around 4am on Sunday. They admitted him to watch him for 24 hours. We have all recooperated and he is doing much better now. This is the first time in 2 years Gabe has been in the hospital. We saw many nurses who took care of him then and they were so excited to see how good he looked. Before Gabe got sick, he was the MVP at the UC football game. Check out the video attached. Gabe is also making stead progress with walking. He's such a toddler lately it's too cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu2IVDLV74s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P2zfAZB2Zs

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Buddy Walk 2011




Saturday was the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati's Buddy Walk. Our team, Gabriel's Angels, raised over $2,240! Many thanks to all of those who donated and walked with our team. It's difficult to put into words how wonderful it is to know that Gabe is surrounded by the love and acceptance of our family and friends. A few families and therapists have made the comment that occasionally those once close to you tend to distance themselves once you have a child with special needs because they either feel uncomfortable, don't know what to say, or feel like they can't relate. We are lucky this has not been a major issue for us. It's wonderful to see Gabe included with his friends and have everyone excited about this special day to celebrate that crazy extra chromosome. Gabe had a great day and kept saying 'buddy' all morning as we were getting ready. The weather was great and we had such a fun day.