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March 25th, 2010, 06:05 AM
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Maybe it's because Danny's got equipment, but I find the majority of people who ask about Danny aren't adults - they're kids. I've noticed adults staring when we're out and about, but it's pretty rare that someone gets up the courage to come and ask us about him and his "ears." However, a lot of times we get kids that will ask us, or even Danny, the famous "what's that?"

How do you react when a child asks about your child?
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March 25th, 2010, 07:13 AM
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They don't. I'm sure they would at least ask what he's saying from time to time, but he tends to avoid them when ever we're around other kids. He may be in the same room, but he'll stay on the opposite side or at family gatherings he'll go to another room entirely to get away from them.
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March 25th, 2010, 01:45 PM
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Other kids ask questions all the time since they see Ava's cannula. I usually say she needs help to breathe.
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March 26th, 2010, 06:17 AM
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I'm much like Hope, I keep it very simple and just tell them it helps Danny hear. It always amazes me, though, how easily kids accept stuff like that and move on. I know it will probably be different in a few years when Danny's at school, so I try and keep my optimism about kids now, LOL.
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March 26th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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My nephew has started to ask me why Jonah doesn't walk or talk like his sister does (My niece and Jonah were born about two months apart) I just tell him that everyone learns at different times, and sometimes people need a little extra help learning things. (He also asks about Jonah's "School" which is what I've learned to call therapies around my nephew) The only visual things that new kids see about Jonah at this point are his casts, and we've only been out with other kids one time since he's gotten those .Some kids wanted to know how he got his "owie" LOL
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March 26th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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When Joey was bald I was often asked "how come he's bald" and I would say something like "Oh, he decided he didn't want hair so he lost it" to real young kids. Older kids I will tell, "he takes a medicine that made his hair fall out". Now that his hair is back, i don't get questions unless someone sees his chest or if he has a mask on and I answer those based on the childs age.
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March 27th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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From the outside Avery looks normal so we don't get questions often. She is crossed a lot but younger kids (under 5 ) think its funny kinda thing.

I have had my daughter ask people why they are in wheel chairs and luckily she has been greeted by great people who just tell her they need help to get around. she is good with that.Kids are simple

Docsmomma: I can see how telling younger kids "the meds made his hair fall out" would be bad. lol i can see my kid saying "I am never taking meds again!!!" lol
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