On November 18 2009 at 4:02 am William Alan Bartosch was joyfully welcomed into our family. He weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 in long. We were stunned to discover that he was born with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. We love him unconditionally from the top of his toe-head to the tips of his toes. We know that this diagnosis will not define him. He is a happy, healthy little boy that just happens to have an extra chromosome.

Follow us on this unexpected and exciting journey as we learn how to live life Will's Way.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bump in the Road

We did not get great news at the ENT Clinic:( Will is going to have ear tubes put in next Thursday 9.16.10. Although I know this is just a minor bump in the road...it is still a bump. A very unwanted bump! It is a simple and routine surgery, but it is surgery, and he is only 9 months old. It is the anesthesia that bothers me the most, but after holding him down screaming for 15 minutes while the ENT doctor examined and scraped at his ears, I am thankful that he won't feel any pain during the surgery. Will is going to be in good hands. The doctor said it will be quick and easy and he will be mostly recovered by the next day. It seems Will is fairly young to be getting tubes already but the doctor felt he needed to be aggressive since Will doesn't need any more obstacles in the way of his development, especially in regard to speech and hearing. I agree.

Please keep us in your prayers next Thursday and always:)

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