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By Barb Felt

The publication is a two-fold tale of my existence, the pains of tragedy, the fun of affection and relatives, the strengthening of religion, and the way all of that ready me for the present of Amy, my youngest daughter of 6, who has Down syndrome. the tale is intended to inspire moms, friends and family of certain wishes humans. It has a Christian standpoint subject matter through the complete paintings.

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A few months later as I was driving home from the hospital, I was going over in my mind Amy’s blood counts, her next round of chemotherapy and the right dosages of drugs I needed to give her at home. ” I hated it, just hated it. There was a typical routine for oncology patients. You go to the hospital for five days to receive the chemo, and then go home for about a week, until you spike a fever, and go back to the hospital for ten days to three weeks. Then start the whole thing over again, for nine months.

When God made Amy, she got an extra chromosome, which makes her different. She can’t help it. She can’t change it any more than you can change what color your eyes are. Amy is different, but she is also very much like you. She loves pizza and ice cream. She loves to play ball and jump on the trampoline. She is an excellent swimmer and can jump off the diving board and swim under water to the other end of the pool. She loves birthday parties and music. Amy loves to snuggle in the morning and listen to her favorite books.

I put together Beta-carotene, multi–vitamins, zinc, calcium magnesium, garlic, protein drink, alfalfa, Kyo-Dophilus, and Kyo-green. This protocol was very intense for Amy, but still, her body did not make platelets. At the time, Amy’s blood counts were still in a safe range and I had learned that chemotherapy kills good cells and bad, so I continued alternative methods. I needed to exhaust everything we knew to do before we settled on chemo. The doctors had a gastro-intestinal tube inserted in preparation for chemotherapy.

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