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ADELINE, female, DOB 9/2010 SN cerebral palsy
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
There are children for whom the orphanage and agency partnerships are especially critical. These are the ones that exist in the periphery. They languish on registry lists for months, for years. Nobody seems to see them, hear them.
Children’s House International SAW Adeline. They really tried to SEE her. The words to describe her were, “happy, smiley, nice to everyone, engaged, focused, sweet, good.” Amazing, right? She can understand all that is being said to her. At one point in the video you see her slouching a bit and her aunties tell her to stand up straight and she does. She can speak 2 word sentences but her speech is slow and takes effort likely due to her cerebral palsy. She is like a tiny bird that has a heart to fly but not yet the physical ability.
When Adeline came in the room for review, her caregivers all said, “Everyone loves her”. They also share about her, “The child is introverted, if she fails she will cry but if given something to eat or praised for trying she will stop crying. Fond of listening to music, can do actions following the music. Sometimes she is afraid of darkness, sometimes the child is timid, shy, or quiet. She is fond of playing games, energetic, can share toys with other children, can adapt to the environment well, can communicate with working staff, when she wants something she will call mama, likes to practice to walk in her walker.”
CHI truly desires for you to take 3 minutes and SEE her. KNOW her. CHEER for her. That is all that any of us really wants, isn’t it?
ASSENZIO, male, DOB 12/2013 SN albinism, vision impairment
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
ASSENZIO intently attends to his environment. He wants to know all the things that are happening around him. Unlike most of the children in his baby room that calls out “mom” to get the attention of his caregivers, he prefers to call out “dad”! Imagine if he had his own daddy that would come when he called?!
The Children’s House International China Team was able to meet Assenzio in May 2015. He was curious about the team and kept close to his caregiver’s but as long as he felt safe, he was willing to toddle around them. Assenzio’s vision is affected by bright lights which is common with albinism. He prefers when it gets dark and when it does he loves to explore. He needs some stylin’ sunglasses for daytime.
Assenzio’s caregivers are hopeful that he can be adopted. There shared the following about him in his reports: “He is docile, would listen quietly; could smile very adorable. 9m: could stand alone for a while; could look for toys and crawl around; liked the rocking chair the most. 12m: could stand straightly with support. 14m: could walk with hands being held; could walk alone with support.
In Jun. 2015, when the baby was 1.5 years old, the baby could walk freely with support, and look for things he liked. He can smile at people; likes to cling to caregivers and observe their clothes and hair; He will giggle when being teased; very adorable. Under considerate care and guidance, the baby has learned more and more skills such as clapping hands and calling out “dad”.
BECKHAM, male, DOB 6/2014 SN post-operative spinal meningocele
Baby Beckham very recently celebrated his very first birthday. He is ready for the gift of family. It is hoped that he will be able to celebrate his second birthday with his little face chin deep in party cake frosting. Beckham had surgery to remove his meningocele in September 2014. He recovered well and is now learning how to sit independently. It is not yet clear how strong his legs will become as he is still very young but he is able to move them freely. Video taken in June 2015 will show his legs movement.
Beckham’s caregivers describe him as ”He can grow like other children of his age, knows his name, can smile, can hold toys, can visually follows others, likes to be accompanied with a caregiver, clever and lovely. After his operation the child recovered well. Physical state: good development, but deformed lower limbs.”
BETZI, female, DOB 8/2013 SN extremely severe hearing loss of bilateral ears.
Betzi has a smile that can fill up the room. She is active and robust. She interacts well with her little friends and also the caregivers at her orphanage. The Children’s House International China Team met her in May 2015 and she was dynamic in her play time in the hallway but as soon as she had to come meet the strangers, she was appropriately hesitant. She is reported to be profoundly deaf. A hearing test was not included in the file.
Betzi is well beloved by her orphanage community and her caregivers shared the following in her file, “The baby could independently eat, walk steadily and go up and down stairs without help. At this time, the baby goes to kindergarten; has a ready smile, always will smile at you when you go to her; will look at strangers with wide open eyes and try to get to know the stranger; and very adorable. Under considerate care and guidance, the baby has learned more and more skills.
Betzi likes outdoor activities; can play games with peers; likes to climb slide; though the baby cannot hear the teacher’s instructions, she can understand according to sign language and actions of children around her; strong self-care ability; can put on and take off shoes, eat by herself.
The baby likes dancing; when seeing children around are dancing, she will dance with a good sense of rhythm; she will smile when happy and cry loud when sad; the baby likes plush toys and electronic toys. Diet: not picky; like to eat meat; can use spoon; good appetite.”
Video from the May 2015 visit are at the following links:
BONNIE BLU, female, DOB 1/2013 SN arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC)
Bonnie Blu is as enchanting as enchanting can be. Her video came in this week and will quickly endear her to you as well.
Her caregivers adore her and share this: She is a favorite girl, no crying when she doesn’t feel hungry and thirsty. Bonnie Blu has white skin, soft hair, two bubbly and bright eyes, small nose and a small cherry mouth on her round duck egg fat face. She giggles with a loud voice, so that people can’t help to kiss her.
Bonnie Blu is a very clever girl. Even though she has body disability, her language expression is better than same aged children. Every day when seeing children in baby class, we always hear her call out, “Sister Yue, Sister Li” with young voice; after attracting our attention, she will stretch her arms and want to be held. When I ask her “Do you eat full?” she will point her small stomach saying “full”, like a lovely doll.
Bonnie Blu still has a temper tantrum. If the teacher of baby class holds other children, she will show an unhappy expression and make a babble sound from her mouth. With that angry eyesight staring at you, she will continue until she is held by teacher successfully, then she feels satisfied and happy smile. This also shows Bonnie Blu is attached to a mother and needs safety. I think she is very eager to be loved and pay attention in her deep inner heart and we hope she can find parents and feels warmer and love in normal family.”
BRIENZA, female, DOB 11/2010 SN delayed development, particularly in language, brain scan difference??
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Brienza adores candy. Perhaps she likes it so much because it is as sweet as she is. Her caregivers describe her as sweet and this was the first thing the Children’s House International China Team noted when they met her in May 2015. Brienza also delights in moving her body as in dancing or gymnastic type activities. She is said to have a “sunshine smile” and it is clear to see that she does.
Brienza’s medical is said to conclude that she has “splenium dysplasia of callosum” but there is no brain scan or any other testing in the file to explain this diagnosis in more detail. Additional clarification has been requested. Brienza was admitted to her orphanage when she was about 3 months old. No birth records or family history is known.
Brienza’s caregivers were eager to share, “At the age of 6 months, when lying on stomach the child can raise up head; at the age of 9 months, the child can sit alone for a while; at the age of 14 months, the child can stand alone for a while, the child can get toys out from the drawer; at the age of 16 months, the child can stand straight with holding something; at the age of 20 months, when holding hands of adults, can imitate adults to act; at the age of 24 months, the child can walk alone.
With growing, the child began to receive special education in special zone. Under the patient teaching and direction of teachers, the child made development day by day. When the child began to babble, if you understand her meaning clearly, she will respond you with a sweat smile, she can raise up hands, and ask cuddle from you. Every time when you meet her, you will find that she has sunshine smile.
After she can walk steadily, she follows other children to go upstairs. She can hold the railing to walk upstairs by leaning to the right side. At the beginning, the child walks slowly, but she enjoys this progress, she can go upstairs and downstairs, she practice again and again.
The child is sensitive to music, she can shake her body with music, when listening to music the child is happy, she can listen to the music quietly until the music stops. If there is some music she does not like, she will leave at once. Now the child can do finger songs, she can recite simple poems.
The child is good at sports, although the child is young, her physical condition is good, for most actions once she sees she can do, and she can imitate to do. Such as: rolling over, at the beginning she can only do one, then slowly she can roll for several times, she can get the clapping; when praised she will praise herself as well.
The child is sensible, she can help teachers to pick up the rubbish on the ground, put toys in order, when you say thanks to her, she will respond you with a sweet smile. “
Video of the May 2015 visit can be found at this link:
BRUNSWIX, male, DOB 3/2013 SN post-operative anal atresia
Brunswix is always looking for adventure! He is curious, cheerful and at the ready to begin new explorations. He interacts well with his friends and his caregivers and is a favorite of all of them. He is described as clever and robust, with no concerns in his development. He can follow the directions of those around him and his receptive language is good. He is just beginning to talk. He can now defecate normally and no additional surgery is required for him at this time.
The CHI China Team met him on May 10, 2015. He would peek around at them and then go on his way. He is a lovely little chap!!
CAMDAN, male, DOB 8/2013 SN post-operative CHD, cleft lip (perhaps palate as well)
THIS. CHILD. Camdan sorely needs help as he seems to have a weak immunity and often catch the illnesses that go around. He is in a rural foster home and his access to medical care is not clear. The following is video of wee Camdan at his home. Please watch him, cheer for him, advocate for him, and worry for him.
Camdan has had surgery to his heart but the exact kind of surgery is not stated in his file. The surgery was done through the Tomorrow Plan and appears to be successful. It is also unclear if he has only a cleft lip or a cleft lip and palate. What is clear is that Camdan is a fighter and is working really hard to keep up.
CATHERINE, female, DOB 9/2009 SN congenital hip joint dislocation of right side, mental retardation (mild to moderate)
Catherine was found standing alone with her schoolbag at the gate of her SWI in September 2014. She was estimated to be 5 years old at the time. Imagine how scary this has been making this transition! She has been brave trying to adjust to her life in the institution. Life for her before the orphanage is unknown and what she was able to learn and experience before the institution, is also not known.
Catherine now attends a special education class and she has made great progress in academics and life skills. She has had a brain scan which showed no abnormalities. Her file contains the results of an IQ test but the name of the test, the administrators of the test, etc., are not included. It should be noted that this test was administered only 4 months after her traumatic abandonment and entrance to her orphanage. Video has been requested but has not yet been received.
Catherine’s caregivers have shared the following in her file, “Under the guidance of special education teachers, she has made great progress on self-managing ability. First, she would tell teachers if she wants to go to toilet, could go to toilet without help, could take on and off shoes and clothes, could take on shoes under help of caretaker, could feed herself. Second, she has made progress on life habits, she would collect toys or books after using and put them back, lay out chair after having meals or dessert. Currently, she knows some daily goods, could correspond pictures with objects such as basketball, car, clothes, fruits, animals. In terms of language, she could do daily communications, express her needs in simple language. In terms of motor skills, she could walk slow, falls down when walk fast or run, could go upstairs and downstairs without help, could ride swing car, build blocks without help, draw some lines. In terms of emotion, she could interact with teachers and other kids, fond of games such as clapping hands, singing songs.
Catherine is smart, cute and active, has dimples when smile, gets along well with other kids, willing to share food and toys with other kids, willing to do something within her power. She has oval face, small eyes, energetic, good in response, has good physical quality, seldom gets sick, she is an obedient and cute girl at home. Dated March 2015”
CHANTILLY, female, DOB 6/2007 SN scolios, inversion of left foot due to scoliosis
It’s Chantilly’s turn. It is her time to find a family. She has waited long enough. Chantilly needs a video to help others see her beyond words and medical terms. Children’s House International is waiting for video but in the meantime, let’s talk about this dainty sprite who loves music and playing with her dear friends.
Chantilly is described by her caregivers with the following, “She can take off their clothes and pants, can do button, can understand adult language. When she was 5 years old she left our institution to send her to foster care and arranged for her to learn in preschool. Now she is 7 years old, will walk alone, can trot (but not completely stable), she will feed himself, and toilet herself.
Chantilly has a quiet personality, likes listening to music. Now she is 7 years old, attending preschool. In the special education teacher’s teachings, her daily conversation has improved their ability to work with adults, use simple daily communication, and can perform some simple instructions. She can understand daily life language, would say common animal pictures (rooster, dog, cat, frog), fruits picture (apples, bananas, watermelons, pears) and daily necessities picture (towels, cups, bowls, toothbrush).
She likes to play with kids toys, building blocks, play games, and small partners to play with her very happy! She also likes to go outdoors, in the morning and the kids do morning exercises in the sun, exercise, fresh air is really very happy!”
CHELZEY, female, DOB 12/2011 SN paralysis of arms, knee joint difference
This. Child. Chelzey moved the Children’s House International China Team to tears when they met with her in May 2015. She has endless potential if she can find her a family in the US. RESILIENT, BRILLIANT, SPARKLING PERSONALITY. Surely there is a family for her? Her future in China will consist of living the remainder of her life in a Social Welfare Institute. She will never have the opportunity to be a fraction of the person she could be with a family. The world should mourn the loss of the impact she could have on it if she does not have a chance to participate in it.
Chelzey was thrilled to think that the video we were taking might help her. She eagerly asked, “Will my Mama see this?! Please show my Mama!” Everything is being done to find Chelzey’s mama so she can see her and recognize her as a missing member of their family.
Chelzey is in a wheelchair because she cannot use her arms. This throws her off balance and she has a difficult time walking. She has received physical and occupational therapy in her orphanage to help her use her feet. The video that Chelzey so hopes her Mama will see is found at the following link.
To review Chelzey’s full file, please contact our CHI China Specialist Nina Thompson at: email@example.com
“The child has a ready smile, the child is active and restless, once teachers or caretaker mothers passing them by, she can say hello with them happily. In lane we can listen to her happy laughter, and the child became optimistic, and the child became more and more active. “
CLINTON, male, DOB 4/2007 SN post-operative hypospadias, hernia repair
Clinton wants to be a horseman. He wishes to ride fast and freely on horseback. However, he is scared of cows, and wishes not to be near them, so being a full cowboy might be out. Clinton was met by the Children’s House International China team in May 2015. He was outgoing, personable and quite expressive. He felt most comfortable with his friends. He surely loves his comrade’s and they him. The boys have grown up with each other in the orphanage and attend the public school together. Video of them can be found here.
Interestingly, Clinton really, truly enjoys doing physical labor type activities. Give him a mop and he is all over his classroom floor making it shine. He is developing and learning at the same pace as his school peers. Clinton is an all-around awesome, typical and entertaining boy.
Clinton’s caregivers share this about him, “He can take care of himself, and every evening the child can clean and wash his socks, the child can wash clothes, the child has the same intelligence development, language development and motor ability development as normal children.
He is extrovert, outgoing, warm-hearted, ready to help others, fond of making friends, can get along well with other classmates, adapts to new environments well, when others need his help, he will be the first one to help him, he is ready to share, and he likes to share his toys with others.
Now the child is studying in class 2, grade 2 in No.4 Experimental Primary School of our city, he can get along with his classmates, and to his classmates he is kind-hearted, kind, active, and to teachers he is obedient, ready to help other children love of labor, love sports, and he performs actively in the PE class, and the child performs excellent in running and rope-jumping, likes Chinese and math, and he usually gets the praise of teachers.”
DICKENZ, male, DOB 6/2014 SN post-operative complex CHD (Tetralogy of Fallot)
The CHI team got to meet him in May 2015 and “cute as the DICKENZ” is exactly right! Dickenz has been busy learning how to scoot around and video was taken in the summer of 2015 watching him “go baby, go!”
Dickenz has CHD (Tetralogy of Fallot) and had surgery in April in China. His surgery was not done in his city and the surgical reports are not in his file. CHI is trying to receive these reports. Dickenz has started to eat solid foods and seems to especially like steamed breads and buns but is eager to try new foods. He is starting to say words and find that grabbing toys, even from other children, can be exciting and rewarding.
Dickenz is described by his caregivers in the following, “He is extroverted, active, and with good mental condition, he reacts quickly to fresh things.
He is an abandoned male baby, so his mental development is lower than his peers, he can sit alone, and he can stand with the support of his arms. He can crawl, and he can find the source of sound when his name is called. He will smile to respond, he can grab toys with other children.”
DORA LIN, female, DOB 4/2006 SN Down Syndrome
Dora Lin is a little shy but it won’t take her long to warm up if she feels that she is surrounded by kindness. Her trademark sign for “you are my new friend” is to stick her tongue out at you. May one be so lucky to see that friendly gesture! She also has affection for pretty things. Dora Lin has a spirit and smile full of sunshine. The CHI China Team met her in May 2015 and video in the following link was taken then.
Her SWI is in a One to One partnership with Children’s House International and Dora Lin is part of the 2015 Winter Family Camp in Linyi, China, this November.
Dora Lin has good self-manage ability and can care for her daily needs independently. She attends a Special Education school in her city which is not part of her orphanage. She is reported to participate well with her classmates.
Dora Lin’s caregivers share, “She is introvert, has a ready smile, likes others make face towards her which she feels kind. She likes stick out her tongue for friendly. She is polite, likes playing slide, obedient, give away objects to younger siblings, she would say “Thank you” when staffs give her snacks, she likes being pretty, likes wearing dress. She would observe surroundings in strange environment, interested in fresh objects, adapt to new environment quickly.”
More about Down Syndrome can learned at: http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/Down-Syndrome-Facts/
ESME, female, DOB 9/2013 SN delayed development
Esme has an utterly endearing little giggle when her caregivers play with her. She is drawn to bright colored toy and bells. She will reach for them and is able to grasp them and play. She likes to babble while she is playing. She appears to interact with her environment. She is behind in her development and at 12 months old she was reported to be struggling to sit on her own and still could not stand. When cuddled by caretakers, who sing for her, she will be very happy.
Little Esme has a delicate constitution and seems to catch colds and suffer respiratory infections easier to other children in her same environment. She has a poor appetite which likely makes it harder for her to get proper nutrition as well. Video of Esme taken in October 2014 can be found at this link:
Since Esme’s file is nearly a year old, updated information has been requested but has not yet been received. She was admitted to her orphanage when she was approximately 5 months old. No history of her life before admission to the orphanage is known.
FAIRBANX, male, DOB 6/2013 SN complex congenital heart disease (CHD)
Purplish blue is a brilliant color, just NOT on a child. Fairbanx has complex CHD and is struggling to keep up. He must often be weary from the work of survival. He was seen by the Children’s House International China team in May 2015. At that time, he appeared to be distressed but was able to calm down with the help of his caregiver. He looked tired. He doesn’t really like finger foods/foods he has to chew much. It may take too much energy to chew.
Video link for Fairbanx is found in the following link:
Fairbanx had his medical cardiac files evaluated by a US pediatric cardiologist and that information can be reviewed in his file. He needs to receive surgery for his most beneficial outcome.
His caregivers share, “When the caregivers calls his name, he would smile at her while making babbling sounds. When the caregiver cuddles him and talks to him, at this time, he is very happy.
He likes to take a bath; when he takes a bath, he likes to beat the water and splash, so happy.
FAIRBANX is a cute boy, and we sincerely hope that he will be adopted as soon as possible, have a happy family, have father and mother who love him and grow up happily and healthily.
His diagnosis is as follows”:
Single ventricle (right ventricular type)
ASD (primum), shunt from left to right at the atrial level
Pulmonary stenosis (severe)
Common atrioventricular valve regurgitation (a little)
Left superior vena cava
JAMEZ, male, DOB 1/2003 SN older child, no medical needs
Jamez was met by the CHI China team on May 11, 2015. He is currently a student at the local primary school where he is doing well in the 3rd grade. His story is a disheartening one, but one that is not uncommon for an older child in a Chinese orphanage. Jamez entered the SWI in October 2014. His early life was spent with an unofficial foster mother. When the woman who took him in and raised him became too old to care for him, he was admitted to the SWI. Jamez would like to have a family and expressed his desire to be adopted. Right now Jamez has a best friend in another older boy at the orphanage. Video of the visit is at the following link:
Jamez’ reports share, “Physical and mental development: the child was old on admission; now he is a student in grade 3; good physical development; normal mental development; can attend normal physical activities such as playing ball and running; good communication; polite; can get along well with others; strong self-care ability; can wash socks and underwear; can brush shoes; can do dishes and cleaning after meal; can help adults watch younger children; good personal hygiene; will quarrel with peers, fight or do mischief when angry; likes light diet; dislikes greasy food; variety of food: rice, cooked wheaten food, lean meat, egg, milk, cracker, bread, fruit.
Personality, hobby and sociability: active, relentless; clear language; good expressing ability; like outdoor activities; like to communicate with others; can cooperate with others; cares about other people.
Study status of school-age children: good academic performance. Apr. 13, 2015”
JOLEIGH, female, DOB 12/2012 SN hydrocephalus
Joleigh loves her caregivers. She finds immense comfort and closeness with her caregivers. She appears to have a quiet temperament and finds joy in music, playing with her stuffed animals, and basking in the sun. Little Joleigh has a bit of a confusing and outdated file. An MRI has been requested as well as an updated growth report. There is more current video that was taken in February 2015. She looks adorably cozy in her fluffy red coat.
Joleigh has been in her SWI since she was a newborn.
JUNI, female, DOB 3/2011 SN post-operative CHD
To look at Juni is to immediately want to become her friend. She is a wide eyed pixie who is happiest when she can play with other children. She can run after her friends and call out their names. Juni was born with a heart condition and underwent a right Glenn operation and PDA closure in July 2014. Juni entered her SWI when she was approximately 9 months old.
Juni’s October 2014 reports share, “After admission, the baby has been living in our institute; we regularly give the baby physical examinations; due to complex CHD, the baby is not advised to take vaccinations. On Jun. 27, 2014, UCG: S.D.L / functional single atrium / VSD / pulmonary stenosis /PDA/ Tricuspid dysplasia / small right ventricular chamber. After surgery, the baby’s condition was good and has been taking medicine according to doctor’s advice; doctor’s advice: second surgery at 4 years old.
Physical development: normal mental development; likes to talk to acquaintances; can turn head when being called and look for sound’s source; likes colorful toys; happy playing with children.
Mental development: likes outdoor activity; often taken by caretaker to go for a walk; will be excited and look around outside; can look for sound’s source; can visually follow sound or voice; can make the sound of AH when being happy; can turn head when being called; can laugh happily; likes colorful toy; likes to watch TV and listen to music; attentive; can run, call names of people and animals, count numbers, move chair for adults; polite.
The baby is a quiet, healthy and adorable little girl; now: height 82cm, weight 9.3kg, head circumference 45cm, chest circumference 48cm.”
KIKI, female, DOB 2/2009 SN abnormal bone development, particularly of thighs
Don’t let her medical diagnosis think she cannot do everything because she CAN. Kiki may need to shop in the small section but her personality is full of energy and activity. She is radiant!
Kiki is currently living with a foster family. Look at all the things that she can do. “The child is extroverted, active, can get along well, likes singing and dancing, likes outdoor activity, likes doing sports with other kids, can get along well in the sports, can share food and toys, likes various toys, can respond actively to stimulation of new things or strangers.
Kiki can walk alone freely, can go up and down stairs, can manage her life, can put on and off clothes alone, can brush her teeth, can go to toilet alone, can eat with spoon; likes dad and mom in the foster family, can express her thought clearly, can resolve some problems with her experience; polite to people, can make greetings, can have strong imitating ability, can count 1-10, can imitate to draw circle, cross and square, can build the tower of 10 blocks, can recognize red, yellow, green and blue; can know her gender, can know common objects, can know the use and name of common objects, can know the telephone and name of her parents, can sing many songs, such as “little apple”, “little swallow”, “happy birthday”, “find a friend” and “tow tigers”; can help mom do what she can, likes watching TV, especially cartoons; can know yes and no, likes exploring new things, can care the changes of people and objects.”
That was 27 CAN’S in just that paragraph. Yes, Kiki is certainly and CAN DO girl!
KINGZTON, male, DOB 7/2009 SN post-operative anal atresia
Kingzton is a typical boy. He is keen on sports, cars and things that move. He is an intelligent and friendly fellow and makes friends well. He can also stand up for himself and express his needs. He is determined which will suit him well in his life. You can see this expressive, focused and clever child in the following video link:
Kingzton was born with anal atresia. He has had surgery to address this but more surgery will very likely be required once home to finish the repair. Kingzton is so very much more than his special need.
Prospective adoptive families are often unfamiliar with this need and hesitant to consider it. There is so very much that can be done, particularly at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where they are the best in the US at addressing this need.
We encourage all families who have experience with this special need to share so that others might see they CAN indeed meet Kingzton’s medical need and bring him home.
KLINE, male, DOB 10/2005 SN cerebral palsy, post-surgery for muscle release
Kline has been working hard during his physical therapy sessions. His orphanage works diligently to ensure that the children have access to physical therapy. In September 2014 he has surgery for bilateral hip and femoral adduction. In May 2015 the Children’s House International China team was able to meet him and see how proud he was of his ability to run. He has earned that right to be so proud!
He has had rehabilitative training pre and post operation. Now his toes of lower limbs can bend and stretch and he can perform the training of standing and walking. On April.30 2014, the results of examination showed: convalescence of cerebral palsy; no obvious abnormalities of other items. Now he can walk alone, can run and jump, has flexible finger movement, and can take care of himself in life. Now he is accepting the professional speech training and has average understanding.
Remarks from his caregivers include, “Kline has a gentle nature, is fairly sensible, and is very diligent; he is willing to help the staffs to do what they ask. He would lose his temper when unhappy, would push the chair back strongly or shout loudly; but if we comfort him, he can control basically; he would laugh happily when happy, his eyes look like two crescent; he is very polite. When someone gives him something, he would say thanks. He has strong performance desire and likes to sing, he is skillful at singing the songs such as Little Star and Walks on the Village Alley.”
KODIAX, male, DOB 7/2013 SN post-operative constrictive band syndrome of right leg, Hepatitis B virus carrier
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Kodiax is such a fitting name for this little bear cub of a boy. He just had his 2nd birthday and still has lots and lots of toddler growing yet to do. He was born with a banding constriction of his lower right leg. In June 2014 he had surgery to release the band. “The baby underwent the resection right leg constrictive band. His conditions became stable. The wound healed well after dressing change. The blood circulation of right leg was normal. The right lower limb moved freely. Then, the baby was discharged from the hospital”
Kodiax’s reports are from October 2014 and current information and video have been requested. His caregivers share in his reports, “He is smart and cute. On Sep 24 2013 he was fostered in the loving family and he was loved by the foster family.
Now he can call dad, can speak “bye bye”, occasionally can call mom. He is interested with fresh things, can play toys, likes pulling quilts, sometimes can touch younger kid’s eyes, and also can touch young kid’s lips.
He can crawl, likes crawling in the room, can crawl to the bathroom, and can crawl to the balcony. Also he can walk with holding the sofa, can crawl up to the sofa and then get off. He likes plush toys, can stop crying if giving a plush toy. He likes music, can wave his body along the rhythm.
He has sound sleep and diet, does not pick at the food, needs help feeding, and can have dinner well.
We hope he will be adopted soon, and have a happy family.”