Molly’s Kids: Baby Khailini... Learning to live with Down Syndrome

Molly’s Kids: Baby Khailini... Learning to live with Down Syndrome
Khailani Hillman (Source: Hillman Family)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The booties. The bow. The bracelet.

Make no doubt, says her mom... her baby Khailani Hillman is a “Diva in the making.”

“She’s the youngest of six kids,” Rosemond Good said with a laugh. “She has had medical complications, but they haven’t stopped her one bit from being the brightest baby around.”

Khailani – also known as “Baby K” – has Trisomy 21. Most of us know that as Down Syndrome.

Weekly therapy helps with goals, whether that’s neck support or sitting up alone or holding a bottle.

Rosemond does a good job of updating those who love her on Facebook.

Khailani Hillman
Khailani Hillman (Source: Hillman family)

“She’s an inspiration,” Rosemond said. “She struggles developmentally, but I don’t consider her as ‘unhealthy.’ She is now 9-months-old and I don’t think I ever realized the impact strong children have on people until I started posting her story out there."

True statement: "...Impact strong children have on people."

Recently Khailani had a Hirchsprung Disease biopsy. That means they tested her for a bathroom issue common with kids who have Down Syndrome. After being evaluated two times, Rosemond says they aren’t going to operate because it was determined not to be “severe enough” and a prescription medicine is – for now – working just fine.

Up next? To check out her thyroid problems. Baby K will see a specialist this week.

“And after that, we'll see if doctors want to operate on her eye,” Rosemond said. “She has a blocked tear duct. We have to wait until she turns one to have that done. Until then, we’re just enjoying every day. She’s the most beautiful girl in the world.”

Go look at her Facebook page. I think you’ll agree. This little diva has fabulous facial expressions and adorable looks.

Thanks, Rosemond, for sharing your girl with all of us. Keep us updated...

**Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there, which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.

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