Love Story 1970 Essay

These were the longest loneliest hours I had ever known.All the other mums avoided me like I had an infectious disease, I had asked the sister and the doctor if my baby could be a ‘mongol’ baby as they were called then, if I had hit him I do not believe I could have had a more shocked reaction.

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She went to the training centre five days a week, one day she came home with a silly lovely grin on her face and asked me if she could bring a young man home for tea, he also went to the centre, he was 13 years older than her.

I remember being so elated that I had a little girl and went to sleep with a smile on my face. My baby was brought in to me so I could breastfeed her, it proved impossible as she could not latch on at all.

A nurse came round to supposedly help, she came to my bed and proceeded to roughly try to get my baby to feed, she made her cry and I was not far behind the tears myself.

That was how it remained, she was shunned by many in the family.

Down syndrome to walk (she was 18-months-old and got up and walked), nowadays that is quite normal, but then I was once told by a doctor that she may never walk, and if she did it may be when she was five or six years old." data-reactid="73"Time passed and she grew into a toddler who, at the time, had the record for the youngest child with Down syndrome to walk (she was 18-months-old and got up and walked), nowadays that is quite normal, but then I was once told by a doctor that she may never walk, and if she did it may be when she was five or six years old.

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