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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    No change today. She wants to leave hospital, but doc wont let her. The baby wanted to come too early, and they had to stop that. After some research, I see that this is one of the symptoms of infection during pregnancy. She will soldier on, as they do. Time will tell.
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    It sounds as though she is in good hands-and that is something positive.

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Princess has returned home at lunch time yesterday. Apparently, her and baby are ok. Thanks everyone for your concern.
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    Good news!

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Thank you Emu for your interesting story, it has been very pleasing to read about your life in Thailand.
    Brad

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    I have not been home this month, but I have started a trip report in members trip report. Hopefully I can achieve something next month. Home on the 3rd.Cheers.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I wish I was never in a position to make this post. But todays events will change our lives greatly.

    Princess gave birth to a daughter today at 3 am, in Sisaket Hospital.

    The baby has two birth defects, one minor, and one major. There is a lump, or some growth on her hand, which they say can be corrected by surgery. The other, is with one of her feet. As far as I can make out, she has a heel, but the foot is just like one long toe. Other than that, she appears to be normal. I am expecting some photos after the next visit time tonight, and I will have a better idea of how bad it is.

    As you can appreciate, the girls are very upset. Princess is feeding the baby, but doesn't want her. She wants to give her to her boyfriends family, but she will bond. She would be still in shock. My wife cannot look at the baby without crying.
    We will take care of her regardless. The poor little thing deserves a fair go.

    A few months ago, when I had the stomach problems, Princess took me to Phu Sing Hospital. While we were there, she collected a repeat on some medication that she was taking. I did a google search, and at least one was not to be taken during pregnancy. But I thought a doctor would not prescribe it unless it was safe. I took a photo of my own medicine, but looking back through, I don't have one of hers. But she will still have it at home. I'll follow it through, and if it is to blame, at the least, I may be able to save someone else this hurt.

    I can only support them by phone until I arrive on the 3rd. It's going to be a hard slog for this little baby, but if she's half as nice as her mother, she will be amazing.

    Cheers guys, Emu.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    This is sad news, Emu, but surely Princess will bond with her child soon and love her as she would love any other child. Like you say, she is probably in shock.

    Please keep us posted.

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Very sad news, emu, but hopefully Princess will adapt. As you say-she still has the potential to be amazing-perhaps even gifted -by way of compensation.

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I sympathize with your family, Emu. I am sure you're not expecting this. I don't know how Thais handle this kind of situation, but it seems some spiritual advice is needed to calm down everyone. I am only familiar with the Western approach, which I am going to share now - you might be able to pick up a few useful tips.
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    If you've just found out that your child has a birth defect, you're probably experiencing many emotions. Parents in your situation often say they feel overwhelmed and uncertain about whether they'll be able to care for their child properly.

    Steps to Take
    Fortunately, you aren't alone — you'll find that many people and resources are available to help you. As the parent of a child with a birth defect, it's important for you to:

    Acknowledge your emotions. Parents of children with birth defects experience shock, denial, grief, and even anger. Acknowledge your feelings and give yourself permission to mourn the loss of the healthy child you thought you'd have. Talk about your feelings with your spouse or partner and with other family members. You might also consider seeing a counselor. Your doctor might be able to recommend a social worker or psychologist in the area.

    One of the best things you can do for yourself and your child is to seek support. Getting in touch with someone who's been through the same thing can be helpful; ask your doctor or a social worker at your hospital if there are other parents in the area who have children with the same condition. Joining a support group may also help — ask the doctors or specialists for advice on finding a local or national support group or search online.

    Celebrate your child. Remember to let yourself enjoy your child the same way any parent would — by cuddling or playing, watching for developmental milestones (even if they're different from those in children without a birth defect), and sharing your joy with family members and friends. Many parents of kids with birth defects wonder if they should send out birth announcements. This is a personal decision — the fact that your child has a health problem doesn't mean you shouldn't be excited about the new addition to your family.

    Getting Help and Information
    Seek information. The amount each person would like to learn varies from parent to parent, but try to educate yourself as much and as soon as you are able. Start by asking your doctors lots of questions. Record the answers as best you can. If you're not satisfied with the answers — or if a doctor is unable to answer your questions thoroughly — don't be afraid to seek second opinions.


    Part of this process of collecting information should involve exploring options for paying for treatment and ongoing care for your child. There can be extra medical and therapeutic costs associated with caring for a child with a birth defect. Besides health insurance, other resources are available, including nonprofit disability organizations, private foundations, Medicaid, and state and local programs. One of the hospital social workers should be able to help you learn more about these

    Seek early intervention.
    Early intervention is usually the best strategy. Designed to bring a team of experts together to assess your child's needs and establish a program of treatment, early intervention services include feeding support, identification of assistive technology that may help your child, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, nutrition services, and social work services.

    Besides identifying, evaluating, and treating your child's needs, early intervention programs will:

    tell you where you can get information about the disability
    help you to learn how to care for your child at home
    help you determine your payment options and tell you where you can find services for free
    help you make important decisions about your child's care
    provide counseling
    Your child's doctor or a social worker at the hospital where you gave birth should be able to connect you with the early intervention program in your area.

    Use a team approach
    . Most children with birth defects require a team of professionals to treat them. Even if your child needs to see only one specialist, that person will need to coordinate care with your primary doctor. Although some hospitals already have teams ready to deal with problems such as heart defects, cleft lip and palate, or cerebral palsy, you may find yourself having to serve as both the main point of contact between the different care providers and the coordinator of your child's appointments. As soon as you are able, get to know the different team members. Make sure they know who else will be caring for your child and that you intend to play a key role.

    Source: http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/...h_defect.html#

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