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meowomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 01:43 AM
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36.  It is about a doctor misdiagnosing and yes, it can be a wrongful birth.
As much as we'd all like to believe that all people with Down's syndrome just have some mental challenges, the syndrome can also produce a person who has a multitude of problems like a seizure disorder, celiac disease, heart problems and other physical manifestations of the genetic disorder. Yes, most people with Down's syndrome are functional and live long healthy productive lives. But some are physically very challenged and need 24 hour nursing care from birth.

I'm a nurse who has worked with this disability and it can be very physically devastating for some and in my humble opinion, it is wrong to put a gastric tube in a human just to maintain a body with no function other than to breath, digest and shit.

And ultimately, it is a choice and the woman needs to make an informed decision. This is about negligence of a health care professional.

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