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Kristopher #4-5

DOB: 2010
Diagnosis: congenital cataract of both eyes and congenital glaucoma
Cytomegaloviral Infection that was passed to him from his birth mother

 

Kristopher is 1 year old. He’s had 2 eye surgeries already and needs surgery for both cataracts. He’s been seen by an opthamologist 10 times since arriving at the orphanage when he was 4 months old.

 

He is just beginning to learn to crawl. He has good head control and attempts to pull himself up. He is making combinations of sounds. He picks up toys and moves them closer to him.  He enjoys interactions with caregivers and smiles when they come close to him.   He expresses his pleasure by babbling to get their attention and then cheering when they respond. He laughs loudly and plays with toys with initiative. He is beginning to interact with other children.  He is receiving physical therapy, speech therapy and basic instruction to foster his social development.

 

UPDATE (April 2012):  

Kristopher is doing very well. In the new videos of him, he is tracking objects, playing with toys and saying “mama”!
He does have cataracts and would benefit from lens replacement surgery. The orphanage is currently seeking funds to have this done ASAP so that his development is not hindered by his vision problems. He is still very young and a family starting the process now could have him home before his 3rd birthday.

 

UPDATE Jan 2014:
Kristopher currently lives in a family style group home with several other children. He’s receiving therapy daily. Updates on his development are coming soon.

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.

 

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