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We are excited to share brand new information for Porter who was born in September of 2014. The information was from a meeting with the child from August 2023. Porter is a sweet boy with the diagnoses: Syndrome of congenital anomalies with predominantly affecting facial area; Background retinopathy; Unspecified Epilepsy. The child delays significantly in the physical and neuro-psychic development.
Our attorney says:
What made a big impression to me was that he has grown up a lot (almost double) since the last time I met him in July 2019! Now he weighs 26.500 kg, and his height is 130 cm.
The director shared that in April 2023 he had several seizures because he was not receiving enough medication for his age and size. He no longer has seizures. Porter’s sleep is calm and even if he wakes up during the night, he does not cry but stays awake for a while and goes back to sleep by himself. Porter has a very good appetite and likes all kinds of food. His food is pureed. Occasionally he has lazy bowels, and they give him syrup to be able for him to go to toilet. Several days during the week he works with a psychologist, pedagogue, and rehabilitator. Due to this work, he has made progress and is now able to sit by himself from a lying position and stay in a sitting position for a long time. He loves to play on the floor, and he is now rolling and turning from back to stomach and vice versa. He can also take off his socks and likes to stay bare feet. Porter loves to be outside, and they take him out in the yard often.
According to information from the caretaker and the director Porter loves contact with adults and children. He is very emotional and that was obvious during my visit. He knows the people from the staff and enjoys being around them. He knows when there are unknown people around. He loves music and all music activities. They also shared that he is a very calm and positive child, easy to raise, and that he has no signs of aggression or auto-aggression.
The people at the Center are very nice and take the best possible care for Pavlin but they also shared with me and know that he would be much better in a family environment. We all think that he will be a great positive addition to any family that is willing to give a chance to a child with disabilities! I really hope that this sweet boy will find his forever family soon and that he will have a reason to be happy and smile a lot more than now.
Videos from 8-2023
Precious Porter is said to be a very sweet and emotional boy. He loves attention and caresses. He also likes to be close to the other children and staff of the house. Porter was born September of 2014 and has been diagnosed with a syndrome of congenital anomalies.
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