The Complexity of Asher’s Brain

Asher is a very cute an2927 Angel Kalinov Nakov 07-croppedd lovely almost 2 year old little boy. He has a complex anomaly of the brain – agenesis of the corpus callosum, cyst in frontal/anterior interhemispheric fissure, ventriculomegaly, hydrocephalus. Due to these complex brain anomalies he has a ventricle-peritoneal shunt (VPS).

Even though he has trials 2927 Angel Kalinov Nakov 04-croppedin his early life his caregivers said he does not give up easily. It is also said that “He is calm while awake; smiles at attention, supports continuous eye contact, monitors the movements of the adult. Monitors what is happening around him with live interest. He is tenacious, stubborn, does not give up until he achieves what he wants.”

Asher needs a loving and stable home that will support him and help him with his needs.

We envite you to watch Asher’s video: https://youtu.be/HIDxAetx6jo

*Asher has been matched however If you have any questions on waiting children with hydrocephalus please contact me at: amanda.m@chiadopt.org

“Hydrocephalus is an accumulation of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain, causing them to swell and, in infants and small children, the head to enlarge. Typically, the fluid will flow from one ventricle to the next, out over the outside of the brain and down the spinal cord, and then will be absorbed into the bloodstream. In those with hydrocephalus, there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed.

In the United States, hydrocephalus occurs in 1 out of 500 live births. The World Health Organization shows that one birth in every 2,000 results in hydrocephalus. It is one of the most common birth defects and afflicts more than 10,000 babies each year.” – http://www.specialchild.com/archives/dz-018.html

Adoption Medical Information:

http://adoptmed.org/

Resources on Dandy Walker Syndrome:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dandywalker/dandywalker.htm

Dandy Walker Syndrome: http://www.dandy-walker.org/

Resources on Hydrocephalus:

http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/hydrocephalus.aspx

http://www.hydroassoc.org/wonderful-resource-for-parents-of-kids-living-with-hydrocephalus/

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