Stas in the back yard...doesn't mind the grass at all.
Stas' heart is great, and he has no cavities! When we brought him home from Ukraine his breath was quite unpleasant, his poop was stinkier than the average poop (sorry!) and his mouth seemed to have been full of cavities. Well, the stinky stuff is better since we went through a course of Flagyl and Erythromycin for Giardia and h. pylori. H. pylori is the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers and bad breath, so I am guessing other stinky stuff as well. Yeah.!
The heart...we were told that at birth he had an Oval Window. Funny, no doctors hear have heard of that term. Well, it is a patent foramen ovale (PFO). No problem, it's all cleared up.
As for the ears, now we can proceed and see if we can get this boy hearing! He is missing out on way to much noise. (Oh, I'm jealous!) Tubes are our first step to see if they do the trick. While he is sedated they will do the same testing they do to newborns to see if they are capable of hearing.
I am the mom of 8...it just happened! When we felt as though our plate was full, God dished us up some dessert. You know...there is ALWAYS room for dessert....right? Along came Ricky, and nearly 4 years later Stas. I LOVE Down syndrome. If people knew what our family experiences with our kids with DS, they would envy us :-) Not bragging, just saying.