How A Barium Swallow Study Helps Determine If Your Baby With Down Syndrome Is Aspirating While Eating

Due to the low muscle tone that is common in children diagnosed with Down Syndrome Noah was having difficulty drinking from a bottle, and we were concerned he was aspirating.  We brought him to Baylor Medical Center to have a barium swallow study preformed, which would essentially tell us if everything was going down the right pipe.

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Noah’s First Home Video!

I’ve got to be honest.  I would have never guessed in a million years that when Abbie and I made the trip to the hospital to deliver Noah we’d be brining home a little boy with Down syndrome. As you can read in Noah’s birth story, we had no idea Noah had Down syndrome until [Read More…]…

Introducing Noah David Smith

I took this video while in my wife’s room at Medical City in Richardson just a few days after our son was born.  This is his first every video appearance. I’m sure there will be many more. (Edit: Starting on May 28, 2011 I am starting a segment called “Noah’s Minute” where I’ll be posting [Read More…]…

Our Son Was about To Give Us The Surprise Of Our Life

On December 15, 2010 we had our first son, Noah David Smith. This is one of the first pictures we took with him as he entered the world. I couldn’t believe how incredibly beautiful he was, and he couldn’t hold that huge smile of his back. It wasn’t until a few hours later that I [Read More…]…