Niko Gian · Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Pamidronate treatment

Pamidronate //::  in the bisphosphonate family, a class of drugs that prevent the loss of bone density. "Previous studies of OI bone have suggested that abnormal activity of osteoclasts and osteoblasts (the cells that form new bone) contribute to the bone's fragility. In normal bone, the osteoblasts are producing new, healthy bone to replace the older bone… Continue reading Pamidronate treatment

Osteogenesis Imperfecta · Prenatal Diagnosis

Why it is inappropriate, unethical and negligent to diagnose a baby in utero with a lethal form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)

  With the expansion of prenatal genetic testing, must come the expansion of dialogue as it relates to the ethical ramifications of prenatal diagnosis. I am not a medical professional, nor a genetic specialist. I am the parent of a child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), a rare genetic condition. I am a woman and patient… Continue reading Why it is inappropriate, unethical and negligent to diagnose a baby in utero with a lethal form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)

Niko Gian · Occupational therapy · Osteogenesis Imperfecta

9 Things I’d Love to Share with Occupational Therapy Students

I recently spoke on a parents panel at a local university, speaking to students in an OT program about working with an OT and having a child with special needs. I'd like to share the following, as it pertains to¬†pediatric occupational therapy. The Early Intervention (EI) program and our team of therapists have changed our… Continue reading 9 Things I’d Love to Share with Occupational Therapy Students

Children · Faith · Family · joy · love · Niko Gian

Niko is almost 1 + 6th infusion

Niko will be 1 next week! Can you believe it!? 26 fractures at birth 13 hours of labor for mom 6 IV infusions 5 days in the NICU 4 prenatal ultrasounds ¬†3 siblings who adore him 2 parents who are beside themselves with his presence 1 big birthday boy + 923 miles to Omaha and… Continue reading Niko is almost 1 + 6th infusion

Niko Gian · Uncategorized

Born Fragile Yet Strong: The Story of Our Son, Niko Gian Francis Part 1

Today, we continue to celebrate the birth and life of our son, Nicola Gian Francis Watson. Niko was born on July 15, 2017. His story starts long ago, long before God planted a seed of desire in our hearts for another baby. Our souls met lifetimes ago and we knew we'd be here, at this… Continue reading Born Fragile Yet Strong: The Story of Our Son, Niko Gian Francis Part 1