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Tina Mitra

California
I am mother to two incredibly loving children, Vir my son is 7 and Saira my daughter was born on 21st July 2008. Saira was born with an extra 21st chromosone aka Down Syndrome which naturally came as a huge surprise to us. She has extreme hypotonia, high myopia, hearing loss in one ear and is... Full Bio
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Do you remember us? by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome To my mother, a beautiful woman who is now the perfect angel. I know you have found peace, a perfect peace. The day when you had to leave us, I think God looked d ... Read on »
Do you remember us? by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome To my mother, a beautiful woman who is now the perfect angel. I know you have found peace, a perfect peace. The day when you had to leave us, I think God looked d ... Read on »
Sleep study by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We got back about 8.00 this morning after Saira's sleep study well it turns out she didn't actually have a sleep study it was just a Pulse oximetry test, for some reason th ... Read on »
Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Saira goes in for a sleep study this Saturday, she will have to stay overnight at the clinic, naturally I stay by her side the entire time. Why? Well because we are sus ... Read on »
Feeding by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Feeding does not always come easily to children with Down Syndrome, primarily because of their low muscle tone. Most children with Down Syndrome have some degree of low mus ... Read on »
Sweet Lois by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Heartbroken and devastated..... Beautiful Lois bravely fought Leukemia but lost her battle yesterday as she earned her angel wings. Lois died peacefully at home wi ... Read on »
1st day of school and a bit of this and that..... by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I really couldn't put off writing my first post of the year any longer so this one might be kind of long, so bear with me or just scroll down and see the pictures. Yest ... Read on »
Very wobbly very shaky 1st steps.......what an ending to the year!!! by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Saira took her 1st steps day before yesterday 28. 12.2010...and I can't even begin to explain my excitment. O.k. they aren't the sturdiest ones and her legs are kind of all ... Read on »
Christmas Pictures by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas. Here are a few pictures well more like a photo overload from Christmas Eve and Christmas lunch. A few f ... Read on »
A Candle for Carly by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome 25.12.2010 In memory of Carly George Joany Risner-George and her entire family are on my mind as I think of how tormented and painful this holiday season must be ... Read on »
Raoef Mamedov's last Supper by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Click the picture for the full size version. This is a photographic depiction of the "Last Supper" by Russian Artist Raoef Mamedov, it shows Jesus and his 12 disci ... Read on »
This is Taylah...can you help her? by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here's a new picture of Taylah...wow isn't she lovely!! I can't believe how much bigger she looks here. For those who don't know Taylah, she is my Christmas warrior c ... Read on »
31 for 21 : First Horse ride by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today Saira went for her first horse ride, it was meant to be hippo therapy but I just saw it as a slow walk which she actually enjoyed. Hippotherapy is a treatmen ... Read on »
31 for 21 : Dancing little lady dance by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This is one of Saira new favourite dolls, she's like a rag doll, she's made of cloth and really floppy, can't keep her head up but Saira seems to love her. This video is ... Read on »
31 for 21 : My Warrior Child by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Do you have $10 to spare? Or $ 20 or 30 or 40? Perhaps it would mean giving up that cup of coffee, or that one meal out or something else which we spend money on with ... Read on »
31 for 21 : Wordless Wednesday by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome She just can't resist a good book.......... Read on »
All dressed up by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome So it's that time of year again here, festive season, everyone is on holiday, the roads are lit up, there are millions of people on the streets (literally), you have ... Read on »
31 for 21 : Day 11, 12,13 & 14 : I just might have to bow out..... by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I'm already more than a few days late for my day 11, 12, 13 and 14 but Saira has been sick, she hasn't slept in a few nights which means I haven't slept either and now ... Read on »
31 for 21 : Day 10 :Welcome to Holland and Amsterdam International by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This is the picture I have on the screen on my laptop, beautiful yellow Tulips, which got me thinking about the story "Welcome to Holland" it was one of first ... Read on »
31 for 21 : Day 9 : I love to play by Tina Mitra Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome with Spiderman and Batman and Mr. Incredible....so much more fun than stacking blocks!!! ... Read on »