Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Micah has Down syndrome, but is otherwise physically healthy. He had heart surgery in 2011 to correct an AV canal defect. Isn’t he darling!?
His most recent developmental report is from January 2012. At that time, he was “Army crawling” to get around on the floor and able to get around in a walker. He reaches for toys and desired objects and will hold on to them for long periods of time. He plays with toys, transfers them from hand to hand
Feb 2013 update:, shakes them and puts them in his mouth. He maintains eye contact and interacts readily with adults. He understands what is said to him and follows some simple directions such as “give me your hand”. He is starting to babble and say repetitive syllables such as “ba, ba, ba”. He smiles at familiar people, gives hugs and enjoys being cuddled.
Micah recently went for his annual heart check up and received the “all clear” after a year of post surgery monitoring. He’s now off all medications.
Developmentally, he is walking around in the walker and is almost taking steps completely independently. He crawls, gets himself from tummy to a sitting position and can pull to a stand. He babbles (ma-ma, ba-ba, etc) in an attempt to say purposeful words. He plays with toys and seeks out interactions with preferred care givers. He visibly cheers up when preferred staff members enter the room.
The agency has several new photos and a video of Micah.
$65.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!