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    Baby Brother

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    We expected a baby to arrive around New Year's. With eight girls already far outnumbering the two boys in the family (not including parents), we were thinking it was going to be a baby girl.
    Exactly a week ago, my little brother popped out. The delivery was quick and easy, which Mom (and everyone else) was very thankful for ...but the little boy, who is now in possession of several nicknames, such as 'Bongo' and 'Pooky', had to be transferred to another hospital because he was having a great deal of difficulty breathing. That and there is a very good chance that he has Down Syndrome. Thankfully, though, he had no heart problems, which many Down Syndrome kids have and require surgery for.
    It was only a week ago, but it's been one of the longest weeks we've ever gone through. Bongo had to be able to breathe on his own (Down Syndrome kids have 'floppy' airways and more trouble breathing than most children, and he also had chemical pneumonia). It took a while before he was able to get off and stay off the respirator, but yesterday he was able to come home to his ten older siblings who couldn't wait to hold him. One thing we all know, Bongo will never be lacking for TLC. :)

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