Monday, March 17, 2008


I took Rylie to a new eye doctor today, and as she was examining Rylie she says-Is Rylie DOWN ? Not does she have Down's or Down syndrome -just DOWN. I actually thought it was pretty funny. I said do you mean Down syndrome ? And then, while she was explaining Rylie's astigmatism(that's another post). She said it's common with kids who are DOWN. I just never heard anyone say this.

I can't believe at 5 years old Doctors are still asking me if she has Down syndrome. I should have said no, what are you talking about? LOL!


The Mom said...

Hee hee - I can relate. I once had a GI doc come in and talk about all the physical symptoms of DS as he looked at Brady. I felt like saying - WHAT? He has DOWN SYNDROME - no wonder he's so delayed! We've never been back to that doc LOL

Hope your appointment went well :)

RK said...

Ok, I've never heard that one before... interesting. I always chuckle to myself as our pediatrician tells me almost every time we're in there for a well check that "she'll be a little delayed, you know" and "she will have some limitations." I've often thought about just freaking out one time, just for fun... he'd probably pass out and I'd get sued or something! HA!

Debbie @ Three Weddings said...

I think I have heard that one. I think they refer to it like that in England.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

You should've played dumb and said "Actually she's usually pretty happy."

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