Diagnosis: congenital hydrocephalus
medical records include head circumference measurements plotted throughout his life
UPDATE 2013: Bowden is now TALKING! He loves asking questions and if no one answers him, he answers himself! He’s also learned to feed himself with a spoon. He has a best friend in his group, a little girl who he enjoys playing with. He is now playing appropriately and purposefully with toys and actively participating during learning times. He is showing a curiosity of the world around him and is eager to explore and learn.
UPDATE Feb 2013: He is now living with the physical therapist from his orphanage and she is working with him to help him continue to make progress until a family can be found for him. He still spends his days at the orphanage, In the newest videos, he is walking down the hall holding just one hand of the adult, feeding himself, talking, naming body parts and identifying objects in a book and following verbal directions. He continues to make great progress in all aspects of his development.
UPDATE: August 2013: We have updated information, photos and videos of Bowden. In the video, he is riding a bike (YES, pedaling it all on his own!); playing catch with a ball; saying: his name age, country, town and specific address where he lives; putting pegs in and out of a peg board; going up the stairs; making soap bubbles; saying “Good night” (in English!); playing musical instruments; building with blocks; writing on a magnetic board; eating independently; crawling and taking steps when supported. He continues to make tremendous progress in all aspects of his development.
We have several photos and videos of Bowden as well as a detailed medical report for interested families.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.