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Andy was born in April 2014 and found abandoned when he was a few days old. He has been diagnosed with congenital cleft palate and congenital heart disease (PFO). In the most recent update he is described as delayed.
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At the time of Andy’s report he was 6 months old and said to have growth development similar to his peers. He could hold his head, visually follow moving objects and express his feelings by smiling or crying. When a caretaker would talk to him he would stare at her and would laugh aloud when played with. He could grasp a toy in his hand and play with his hands together. Andy was described as being extroverted and active. He was fond of listening to music and imitating, and accepting of new foods. He liked to be cuddled. When he was unhappy and crying he would stop when cuddled. He responded actively to new stimulation of new things and strangers.
JANUARY 2016 UPDATE BELOW:
Andy was able to slide in a walker and babble. He was considered delayed compared to his peers.
MARCH 2016 UPDATE BELOW:
Current Measurements: Height: 70 cm; Weight: 7.3 kg; Head circumference: 44 cm; Chest: 44cm
Has he had a cleft palate repair surgery? Is there a plan for him to do the surgery? No, cleft palate surgery to 2 years old before surgery
Does he have teeth? No teeth
Is he using a special pacifier/nipple? Ordinary
Can he eat solid food? He eats nutritious porridge (rice, meat, eggs, vegetables). He can’t eat solid food.
Does he eat with a spoon? He is fed with a spoon.
Will he stand up? He will stand up.
Will he sit up on his own? He will not.
Can he crawl to get toys? He will not crawl.
Will he grasp toys with both hands? He will not.
Can he stand on his own? No
Can he stand up with toys in his hand? No
What makes him laugh? The nurse makes him laugh
Can he make sounds? He babbles
Will he turn his head if his name is called? He will
What toys does he like? Bright colors
Does he like to play with other children? Yes
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