Last week we were out of town. My sister and I took her kids,my granddaughter, and my youngest( who is special) to one of the waterparks there. Krista doesn't like heights. So we spent most of the day either in the wave pool, or the lazy river. We did get her to go down the children's slides( which I had asked if we could with mgt.). While we were waiting this lady wanted to know what was wrong with her. So I told her. She is mentally delay. She wanted to know what is exactly wrong with her. I told her I don't know exactly.  She gives me a look like I am crazy.  She says why don't you have her tested. I told her  that even though it is none of your business- I did. several several years ago!!. The doctors could not give us answer. told us that she has some of everything!! she said why don't you again? I told her that we ( her dad and I) have talked about it. but we don't want to put her through all the stress, crying, ectt. again. This lady just wanted to go on and on!!  It was like wth! Do you not think I would like to know?! do you know what it is like dealing with the insurance company? We have been dealing with this since she was about 2-3 months old!

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Jul. 30, 2008 at 12:11 AM

I know exactly what you mean.My dd is 20 now & mentally challenged.There is no diagnosis such as autism or downs syndrome.People look at you like you are the crazy one for not knowing what your child has.What's bad is that a lot of support groups are now being classified as to what your child has.What about those with no diagnosis but are just mentally challenged for unknown reason.It gets worse as they get older & everyone wants to put your teen into a group or classification but can't & there is none.I've gone to DR.s & had to fill out a form & when it got to mentally challenged question it list a lot but left out other.I put unknown & the secretary didn't know how to put it into computer system.When secretary put other,the computer rejected it so she just picked one.

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Jul. 30, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Some people are so thoughtless and rude!

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Jul. 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM

I would have told her it's none of her business and left it at that. What will the woman do for her? Pay for further testing? support her? No, she's just a nosy snot.

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Jul. 30, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Wow, that was really rude!!  Sorry you had to deal with that.

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Jul. 30, 2008 at 7:11 PM

people are so rude..

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Jul. 30, 2008 at 9:38 PM

Try having a family built by adoption... very stranger thinks it's their business...

Can you not have kids of your own?

Why didn't her mom want her?

Are the REAL sisters?

Don't you want your own kids one day?

What's it's name?

What did she cost?

...  makes me sick.

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