Follow along with the author as she learns, at only 4 months pregnant, that the baby she is carrying has a severe heart defect and Down syndrome. Follow her pilgrimage as she learns that Down syndrome isn’t some terrible death sentence, but a beautiful, amazing gift of life. Step with her into the delivery room, the hospital rooms, the operating rooms…and into her heart;into her life. Watch as her child touches the lives of everyone around her. Read along with a prominent pediatric cardiologist as he discusses the intricacies of Jenessa’s heart defects and surgeries. Enter into the neonatal work of care with a dedicated Neonatal Nurse Practitioner as she discusses Jenessa’s early days. Learn about special nutrition from a doctor who is a Professor in Comparative Nutrition. "Jenessa’s Journey" is a valuable tool, not only for parents, friends, and families of disabled children, but for doctors, nurses, and students as well. Learn what it means to be disabled…and what it doesn’t.
Debbie Sherman is the mother of 4 children, ages 4-17. She and her husband live with their children on the Northern Oregon Coast. This is her first book, which she wrote in an effort to educate others about what it truly means to have a child with Down syndrome. She hopes to dispel outdated ideas and misconceptions by introducing her beautiful daughter to the world. "Jenessa’s Journey" is 121 pages in length.
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