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We are pleased to share updated photos, video and information for George from 6-22. George is diagnosed with microcephaly, complete blindness in both eyes and malnutrition. He was born March of 2013. The new information says the following:
In general, George is a calm child. He eats well but food must be pureed. He sleeps peacefully at night and sleeps once in the afternoon. He is completely dependent on the care of the staff. He is calm during bathing and while having his clothes changed. He accepts physical intimacy from familiar adults and reacts with a smile to kind speech as well as gentle touch. He likes physical contact and likes to have guests who pay him special attention. He is used to the staff of the Center and knows their voices, but rarely reacts when called by name. George does not speak. He has stereotypical movements such as he shakes all the time. The staff tried to swing him on a swing but he was restless because he didn’t know what was going on. He often puts his fingers in his mouth to the point of vomiting. He also frequently rubs his hands in his mouth which causes wounds. The staff have tried to secure his hands by putting on gloves but he was able to pull them off. He also often rubs his fingers in his eye sockets. He doesn’t react to music, but he still perceives the melody and the rhythm as sometimes he was heard humming in his own way. He does not react to toys given to him—neither holds them or shows interest. He is happy to hear the sound of plates and knows food is coming. Twice a week George works with a special rehabilitator and psychologist who comes to the Center. He likes to spend time outside but is happiest in his crib. He takes medicine for his epilepsy.
We really hope that this sweet boy will find his forever family soon. He needs special care and a lot of work but like all children deserves a family.
Sweet George was born March of 2013 and is blind. He is also diagnosed with cerebral palsy. George’s information is very outdated, and we expect an update in the next few weeks. In the meantime, the information we have says George is a calm child and accepts physical intimacy from an adult. He responds to calm speech and gentle touch. Although he does not come into contact with other children, he is not irritated by their presence. George needs a very special loving family to scoop him up to be with them forever.
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