For Luisa Estefany Jimenez, silence is elusive, sleep even more so.
At all hours, her eldest daughter, Jasleen, 9, emits screams and moans that echo through their apartment, threatening to wake the neighbors. The clangs and bangs of thrown objects don’t help.
Ms. Jimenez said caring for Jasleen, who is deaf and has trouble communicating, has made her feel perpetually unsettled. She has two other daughters, as well, and is candid about feeling overwhelmed.
“It’s hard, hard, hard, hard,” said Ms. Jimenez, 31, last month at her apartment in the East Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. “Everywhere we go, she cries like that or screams or throws herself on the floor.”
Throughout her pregnancy with Jasleen, Ms. Jimenez was very ill. During a routine checkup at 35 weeks, she said her doctors detected abnormalities with the fetus. Ms. Jimenez developed high blood pressure, a result of pre-eclampsia, which was interfering with oxygen levels to Jasleen’s brain. The high risks of the delivery were kept from Ms. Jimenez, but doctors told family members, she said.
“I saw everybody crying, but I didn’t know what was happening,” Ms. Jimenez recalled. “I thought they were happy because the baby was going to be born.”
Jasleen arrived through an emergency cesarean section in 2009. Doctors determined that she had been infected by a virus called cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Like Zika, CMV can cause serious health problems for unborn babies. Jasleen was given slim odds of survival and sent to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center for treatment.
She was connected to a maze of tubes, heightening her mother’s panic. When after a week, Jasleen began feeding on her own, Ms. Jimenez was awash with relief.
Though she survived, the virus caused microcephaly and cerebral palsy, and Jasleen regularly had seizures. The left side of her body is paralyzed; the atrophy is worsening with age and impeding her already limited mobility.
“I feel like I have three children just with her,” said Ms. Jimenez. “I have to do everything for her.”
In addition to Jasleen, Ms. Jimenez has two other daughters: Jeyleen, 8, and Juliette, who is almost 2. Ms. Jimenez, who is separated from her husband, relied heavily on her sister to babysit until she went away to college and misses the reprieves, when she would have a chance to walk through a park.
“Sometimes I need to think or leave because I get crazy,” Ms. Jimenez said.
Of late, she has no real time to herself. Her two older daughters go to school, but Juliette stays home. And many days, Jasleen cannot attend school for health reasons. Ms. Jimenez feels isolated.
“I don’t invite anybody or go to anybody’s house,” she said. “I don’t get to sit. I have to be running after her. I don’t go anywhere.”
Ms. Jimenez takes medication for anxiety and depression and has been seeing a therapist for nearly a year, which has led her to consider a job in the mental health field. Years ago, she enrolled in nursing school but did not finish because of Jasleen’s medical emergencies.
Until recently, Ms. Jimenez was trying to make ends meet by working part-time at a beauty salon her mother owns, though she stopped after her sister left for college.
She was reluctant to place her daughter in the care of a home health aide. However, her therapist helped her understand its necessity. Last month, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities informed Ms. Jimenez that she was eligible to hire a caretaker. Ms. Jimenez said she would want that person to shadow her for two months to observe every nuance of Jasleen’s care before she would leave them alone. “I know it’s hard with her,” she said.
To help Jasleen better communicate, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, one of the eight organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, used 9.78 in Neediest funds to buy her an Apple iPad and a specialized app for it. It also serves as a source of entertainment — playing videos or music — and distraction.
Jasleen and her mother know limited sign language. Jasleen’s disabilities have made it difficult to communicate in complete sentences. Often, she is able to sign only a single word. Most of their interactions are driven by a hand-gesture language of their own. To ask Jasleen if she needs water, Ms. Jimenez mimes tipping back an invisible glass.
“I know her,” she said. “I know what she wants.”
Ms. Jimenez is eager to return to work and believes having a home health aide will give her that chance. She has a dream of one day returning to school. And although she admits that it is difficult to get out of bed some days, Ms. Jimenez is fiercely committed to her daughters.
One important tradition in their home is Family Friday. Every week, Ms. Jimenez orders pizza, breaks out board games and puts YouTube music videos on TV for karaoke performances. Jasleen interacts with her sisters, molding Play-Doh sculptures or brightening coloring books alongside them.
Her romping children create a pleasant sound, one Ms. Jimenez doesn’t mind at all.B:
今日竞彩足球推荐【但】【是】，【顾】【景】【媛】【自】【从】【那】【天】【跟】【他】【回】【来】，【就】【一】【句】【话】【都】【没】【有】【跟】【他】【说】【过】，【无】【论】【他】【说】【什】【么】，【她】【一】【个】【字】【都】【不】【回】【应】，【他】【也】【很】【无】【奈】。 【墨】【枫】【看】【着】【自】【家】【少】【爷】，【也】【是】【无】【能】【为】【力】，【谁】【让】【那】【个】【人】【是】【少】【奶】【奶】，【而】【且】【这】【世】【上】【能】【让】【少】【爷】【露】【出】【这】【种】【无】【奈】【的】【人】，【也】【就】【他】【家】【少】【奶】【奶】【有】【这】【个】【本】【事】【了】。 【唉】…… 【再】【加】【上】【这】【件】【事】，【也】【是】【他】【们】【这】【边】【理】【亏】，【当】【初】【选】【择】【瞒】
【唐】【准】【备】【起】【身】【却】【被】【图】【拉】【格】【按】【住】【了】【手】，【那】【双】【真】【诚】【的】【眼】【神】【看】【着】【他】，【声】【音】【里】【带】【了】【点】【渴】【求】：“【你】【倒】【是】【说】【点】【什】【么】【啊】！” 【唐】【立】【马】【抽】【回】【了】【手】，【那】【眼】【神】【虽】【然】【真】【诚】，【但】【看】【久】【了】【不】【知】【为】【何】【浑】【身】【鸡】【皮】【疙】【瘩】【都】【起】【来】【了】。 “【是】【你】【应】【该】【说】【点】【什】【么】【吧】。”【唐】【揉】【了】【揉】【自】【己】【的】【小】【手】，【图】【拉】【格】【的】【手】【太】【凉】【了】。【一】【会】【儿】【觉】【得】【对】【视】【的】【时】【候】【不】【自】【在】，【一】【会】【儿】【又】【觉】【得】【被】
【玄】【劫】，【是】【圣】【者】【与】【神】【圣】【之】【间】【的】【一】【次】【蜕】【变】，【它】【与】【天】【劫】【不】【同】，【它】【并】【非】【只】【以】【雷】【为】【形】【态】【降】【临】，【而】【是】【以】【一】【种】【特】【殊】【的】【方】【式】，【落】【在】【修】【士】【身】【上】，【形】【成】【那】【一】【次】【次】【的】【崩】【溃】。 【玄】【劫】【若】【度】【过】【不】【去】，【则】【形】【神】【俱】【灭】，【故】【而】【很】【多】【圣】【者】【修】【士】，【对】【于】【玄】【劫】【颇】【为】【忌】【惮】，【宁】【可】【永】【久】【的】【停】【留】【在】【圣】【者】【中】，【也】【不】【愿】【去】【面】【对】，【那】【让】【人】【心】【惊】【的】【九】【次】【玄】【劫】！ 【如】【当】【年】【在】【上】【苍】【时】
“【你】【不】【是】【最】【喜】【欢】【和】【它】【们】【玩】【吗】？【现】【在】【它】【们】【来】【了】！【你】【难】【道】【不】【开】【心】【吗】？” 【少】【姜】【居】【高】【临】【下】【的】【看】【着】【窝】【成】【一】【团】【的】【男】【子】，【他】【的】【旁】【边】【站】【着】【的】【就】【是】【那】【群】【被】【他】【杀】【害】【的】【女】【孩】【子】【们】，【它】【们】【的】【执】【念】【一】【直】【停】【留】【在】【这】【里】【无】【法】【散】【去】，【但】【却】【也】【没】【有】【足】【够】【的】【能】【量】【转】【化】【成】【低】【级】【灵】【体】。 【现】【在】【少】【姜】【给】【了】【他】【一】【个】【机】【会】，【让】【他】【看】【到】【了】【这】【群】【女】【孩】【子】。 “【不】【要】【杀】【我】，
【杜】【嘻】【嘻】【看】【着】【对】【面】【那】【个】【头】【发】【凌】【乱】，【满】【脸】【愤】【怒】【和】【无】【奈】，【像】【一】【枚】**【般】【的】【女】【人】……【她】【知】【道】，【她】【自】【己】【就】【是】【那】【个】**【的】【导】【火】【索】。【如】【果】【继】【续】【坚】【持】【跟】【辩】【解】，【自】【己】【就】【会】【把】【对】【面】【的】【那】【个】【人】**，【让】【对】【面】【那】【个】【她】【变】【成】【自】【己】【更】【不】【喜】【欢】【的】【样】【子】。【让】【他】【们】【刚】【刚】【有】【所】【缓】【和】【的】【关】【系】【再】【度】【紧】**【来】。 【可】【是】，【即】【使】【是】【这】【样】，【即】【使】【是】【她】【能】【预】【见】【所】【有】【的】【结】【果】【和】【即】今日竞彩足球推荐【我】【一】【直】【觉】【得】，【偶】【像】【的】【力】【量】【在】【于】【他】【的】【态】【度】、【他】【的】【能】【量】【和】【他】【的】【品】【质】，【能】【够】【激】【励】【一】【个】【人】，【推】【动】【一】【个】【人】【的】【成】【长】。 【曾】【经】，【梦】【想】【是】【我】【艰】【苦】【学】【习】【时】【光】【的】【一】【个】【向】【往】。【可】【后】【来】，【直】【到】【现】【在】，【我】【似】【乎】【还】【在】【奋】【力】【挣】【扎】【着】，【因】【为】【总】【有】【一】【股】“【洪】【水】”【把】【我】【冲】【向】【了】【离】【梦】【想】【更】【远】【的】【地】【方】。 【比】【如】【文】【理】【分】【科】，【高】【考】【志】【愿】【的】【选】【择】，【爱】【好】【与】【专】【业】【的】【抉】【择】……
【天】【色】【微】【亮】【的】【时】【候】，【行】【宫】【里】【却】【突】【然】【灯】【火】【通】【明】【了】【起】【来】，【越】【离】【沙】【高】【调】【的】【押】【着】【断】【了】【一】【条】【手】，【只】【进】【行】【过】【简】【单】【包】【扎】【满】【身】【血】【迹】【克】【莱】【尔】【公】【爵】，【就】【这】【样】【大】【摇】【大】【摆】【的】【从】【行】【宫】【的】【大】【门】【走】【了】【进】【来】，【几】【乎】【是】【一】【现】【身】【就】【让】【行】【宫】【里】【的】【侍】【卫】【一】【片】【哗】【然】。 【那】【是】【谁】，【那】【可】【是】【他】【们】【陛】【下】【的】【死】【对】【头】，【皇】【室】【的】【血】【脉】，【公】【国】【鼎】【鼎】【有】【名】【公】【爵】【大】【人】。 【哪】【怕】【是】【海】【默】【格】【陛】【下】【也】
“【听】【不】【懂】？【啧】，【这】【大】【概】【是】【我】【来】【到】【这】【里】【之】【后】，【听】【到】【的】【最】【好】【笑】【的】【笑】【话】【了】。”【洛】【琼】【意】【味】【深】【长】【的】【对】【着】【廖】【婷】【婷】【笑】【了】。 【她】【完】【全】【没】【想】【到】，【这】【个】【妖】【灵】【夺】【舍】【了】【廖】【婷】【婷】【的】【身】【体】【也】【就】【罢】【了】，【竟】【然】【还】【敢】【来】【招】【惹】【她】。 【当】【然】，【会】【招】【惹】【她】【无】【所】【谓】，【但】【是】【用】【这】【样】【的】【手】【段】，【当】【真】【是】【有】【些】【让】【她】【无】【语】【至】【极】，【如】【果】【她】【没】【感】【受】【错】【误】【的】【话】，【对】【方】【这】【是】【想】【用】【女】【人】【之】【间】
【公】【玉】【长】【元】【撇】【了】【撇】【嘴】，【他】【也】【不】【知】【道】【自】【己】【这】【是】【怎】【么】【了】，【就】【是】【听】【见】【国】【主】【说】【千】【橙】【和】【别】【人】【在】【一】【起】，【他】【就】【非】【常】【的】【不】【舒】【服】，【也】【就】【没】【有】【意】【识】【到】【自】【己】【说】【了】【些】【什】【么】。 【这】【一】【句】，【直】【接】【伤】【了】【公】【玉】**【和】【洛】【君】【婕】【啊】！ 【公】【玉】**【意】【味】【深】【长】【的】【看】【着】【自】【己】【的】【弟】【弟】，【心】【里】【想】【着】，【这】【个】【傻】【弟】【弟】【果】【然】【是】【被】【爱】【情】【冲】【昏】【了】【头】【脑】【吗】？【连】【怎】【么】【说】【话】【都】【不】【会】【了】？ 【这】