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It’s ok to put your worries down

By Christine Cronin I can’t shake the fear some days. The anxiety sits heavy in my chest. It swirls in my stomach and sweats through my hands. It clutches my throat, fills me with dread and muddles my head. I don’t know what it is I’m fearful of. The day maybe. The length of it perhaps. Or the size of it. How much it will weigh or maybe how dark it will be. Maybe that’s not it at all. Maybe it’s the tomorrows I fear. How many are left or, how long it’ll be this way. Maybe it’s the loneliness of all of …
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Why fed is best in our world

By Tammy Goodwin Feeding Tube Awareness week is 4 to 10 Feb, 2024. With Feeding Tube Awareness week in a few days, I wanted to bring awareness to all of the different ways people can be fed thanks to the development of all of the methods which keep people alive who may not be able to nourish their bodies in the usual way of orally eating food. Fed is best…..no matter how it needs to be done. My son Cruz has tried the lot! Breast. Bottle with breast milk, then with all different formulas. Nasal Gastric Tube (Tube in nose down to stomach) being gravity fed with …
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Milestones

Raw and emotional. Today is a hard day. It is my daughter’s 20th birthday. In my head, all I can think is how it was a horrible day 20 years ago. To say that today has triggered me, is an understatement! This time 20 years ago, I was coming to terms of a birth diagnosis of Down syndrome. When I think of myself and husband 20 years ago, I am not joyous or proud. There was nothing to celebrate. We didn’t want to accept the child we had created. Our child is 20 today. She will never be 20 years …
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