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Cute little Daniel has been assigned to us for advocacy. He was born February of 2018 and almost didn’t survive. He was very close to death. He was revived and is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, severe degree quadriparesis; symptomatic epilepsy and bronchial asthma. Despite all this his caregivers say his state of health is satisfactory, given his main diagnosis. Keep watching this site as new photos, videos and information is coming soon.
A report from 2019 says Daniel receives physical therapy three times a week and has improved a lot. Previously he could not hold his head up at all but now he can hold it up for a short time. He has started opening his fingers more easily and moving his arms. His right arm moves more easily than his left arm. He is unable to grab and hold toys but the caregiver says from time to time he grabs a toy and holds it for a few seconds then drops it. While he does not have speech, he is able to laugh loudly when happy. Daniel follows with his eyes moving objects and people but he is unable to focus or make eye contact. He reacts with a smile and opens his mouth wide and laughs when someone is talking to him He reacts and turns his eyes and head towards the speaking person. Daniel enjoys being teased. He does not like being put in the stroller with belts to hold him in.
Initially Daniel could only drink milk or finely pureed food through a bottle. Now he eats food mashed with a fork and tiny pieces of bread and most general food. He is fed by an adult with a spoon. He eats well and has a good appetite. He drinks water from a bottle or with a spoon. He has also learned to drink some tea with a spoon. He is unable to drink from a cup.
Daniel is said to be very sociable and smiles a lot. The agency representative who met him in 2019 said the following: “He reacted happily when I was talking to him. It is obvious that he knows his baba and reacts to him talking to him. He would follow me with his eyes and would turn his head towards me when I was moving around. I did not see him reacting to his name but he reacts immediately to people talking to him or giving him toys. He is unable to hold toys or to transfer them from one hand to another. The child is unable to sit; he only lies in bed and moves his head and arms. The baba alleges that he understands what is being said to him but I did not see such reactions. He only reacted to sounds and moving people and toys.” We would love to find a family who is familiar with Daniel’s special needs.
Video from approx.12-2021
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