I am finally starting to come across more and more parents of children with Down Syndrome who are doing the same things we are! Treating the individual child based on their dietary and musculoskeletal needs instead of working under the label that is Down's.
I really dislike that label. It comes with expectations of what a child won't do well, and that the child will be developmentally delayed. It doesn't have to be that way, not at all!! Yes, Kaiden is delayed - but since his seizures stopped, he has kept up with development for the adjusted age he would be if you could take out that 10 month period where he had the seizures. Even though it was extroardinarily painful to watch him have seizures, I am so thankful for them - because without them we would never have accidentally discovered Kaiden's amazing potential to be a suprisingly absolutely normal kid. Who knew that nightshades could make such a difference? (As well as the paleo diet.) And the therapies he's getting . . . I know Kaiden's going to be just fine and do well in life. He's going to need a little extra therapeutic help getting there, but he WILL get there, no doubt about that.