“Although it’s not yet well understood, DS is associated with a variety of immunologic impairments that are thought to be related to their increased susceptibility to infections, autoimmune disorders, and malignancies. The resulting immunodeficiency may result in high frequency of infections, usually of the upper respiratory tract, and increased severity and prolonged course of disease.”(@upsidedowninwv)
Thankfully, we have not had any illnesses yet, but I am hyperventilate any time she has any signs. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t hide her from ALL the germs. I make kiddos wash their hands before touching her, but let adults make that decision, or if we have just gotten lucky. I’m sure once she gets her first sickness I will be a hot mess. .
If you ever see a Mom our in public with her baby with DS, understand that we are in high alert. Looking for any culprit that could get our baby sick, while still trying to enjoy time out in the world.
Wednesday is WDSD! We hope all these facts have motivated you to support Bernadette and her community. If you wear crazy socks on Wednesday please tag us @ourupswithdown, I’d love to show Berdie all the love!! 2 days left!
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