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This darling boy, Sebastian was born in April of 2016. His special need is listed as malformed ears. If you are interested in learning more about this condition, we have a family who adopted a child with the exact same issue that is willing to e-mail with you about surgeries involved etc.
We have some updated information from October of 2018 and May of 2018 as well as videos. October 2018: Height: 80 cm; Weight: 11 kg; Chest’s circumference: 47.5 cm; Head’s circumference: 48.5 cm; Teeth number: 16; Feet length: 12 cm.
He has been healthy all the time. His body development is pretty good. His flexibility is good. He can sit, crawl and walk. His fingers are flexible. His language development is pretty bad. We haven’t heard him saying anything but he understands what the nanny says. He is not potty trained. He needs to wear diapers. He does not recognize colors. He is a gentle little boy. His personality is soft and mild. He is affectionate and he is not afraid of strangers.
The May 2018 update says: Sebastian’s jaw is developing normally. His mouth is always open. It seems his facial muscles are very tight. His breathing is good. His hearing is good. He can hear when the nanny calls him and can understand what the nanny says. He is shy with strangers. He can understand adults’ speech and can complete simple instructions. His speech isn’t very clear, but he can say “ma ma.” His eyes are open when he sleeps at night and usually his eyes will unconsciously turn up.
His initial information from May of 2017 said: Sebastian has regular meals and is not picky with his food. He is closest to caretakers in the program. He gets along well with others, can play well with children in the welfare institute, has no toys he likes specially, is sensitive to sound. Although he has malformation of ears, he can follow sound. He is unable to speak yet, but able to imitate word pronunciation. Sebastian is introverted, sometimes obstinate, will not give the toy he likes to someone else once he has got it until he is satisfied to have played it. Sebastian is afraid of strangers. When a stranger approaches him he is nervous and frightened to cry. if the stranger stays away from him he looks at the stranger curiously to see what the person is doing. Sebastian has normal motor function of upper body, flexible fingers, can grasp objects, crawl, sit alone, stand steadily by holding onto the sofa, and is unable to walk yet. Sebastian can follow something or somebody visually or follow sound, understand some simple orders said by adults. When someone calls his name he is able to go to locate sound source.
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