FAS; delay of physical and psychomotor development; heart murmur
She was born at 37 weeks, discolored amniotic fluid was present. 2.3g and 42cm at birth. Facial features are typical for fetal alcohol syndrome. During infancy she was observed for anemia, hypotrophy, and was ill with respiratory diseases often. She receives individual physiotherapy, music therapy, and speech therapy. Difficulties in learning due to her insufficient concentration of attention and hyperactivity.
Update April 2011 (18 months old): Gwen is walking along furniture, can sit herself in a children’s chair, attempting to walk independently (2-3 steps). Speaking short words such and bye-bye and wave goodbye. She is interested in toys, takes them into her hands and manipulates them and assembles a pyramid with big rings. She can assemble a small pyramid with someone’s help. Eating solids, drinking from a cup with assistance. Has a good appetite. She enjoys baths and sleeps calmly.
Update 2012: Gwen is walking, and doing very well!