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Bella was born in February 2014 and found abandoned when she was about 7 months old. She has been diagnosed with congenital estropia and cerebral palsy.
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When Bella was first found and brought to the hospital she was diagnosed with congenital estropia but otherwise considered healthy. In December 2014 she was moved into foster care where she had a regular life and normal routine. Her report was completed when she was 13 months old and said that she didn’t have a very good appetite and her favorite food was milk so she was given formula with her meals every four hours. She was said to have normal physical development but her language was delayed. She could locate the direction of sound and follow objects with her eyes. She could roll over, move a short distance on the floor but wasn’t crawling. She grasped toys tightly, used thumb and index finger well and enjoyed playing on the floor or bed. She also liked sitting in a walker and walking in it – that makes her laugh out loud!
Bella could distinguish between strangers and familiar people and enjoyed when adults played with her. she liked watching TV and listening to music. When she is happy she laughs and claps her hands, and when she is unhappy she cries. She was described as a fairly extroverted girl who has a ready smile and gets along with others.
UPDATE FROM MARCH 2016 BELOW:
Is she receiving any sort of rehabilitation services? Yes, she is. A foreign doctor helps her every Tuesday.
Has she received any treatments for her cerebral palsy? If so, please describe. Yes, she has received a check again, and she also wears a glass in hospital to correct her esotropia.
Has she received any treatments for her esotropia? If so, please describe. Yes.
How does she compare cognitively to her peers? Please describe. Slower than others.
Can she crawl, sit up or walk on her own? She can crawl on her own, and she use walker to walk, she doesn’t sit steadily.
Is her cerebral palsy mild, moderate or severe? Mild.
Is she babbling or speaking? If so, please describe. Yes, she is.
Can she express her needs? Such as hunger and thirst. Yes, she cries.
Does she get along well with other children? She is introverted, and she likes to speak to herself.
Does she require any special daily care compared to her peers? No, she doesn’t.
Updated measurements: Height:87cm weight:10kg chest size:50cm head size:43cm teeth:12 foot length:10cm
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