Reed is a 3-year-old boy with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and CP.
He is passive while in his bed, he can’t control his head and his legs do not support him. The staff changes his body position. He reacts to strong noisy interactions with spontaneous quailing. He cannot speak and make sounds. He takes liquid food from a nasogastric tube. He gains weight and sleep well.
UPDATE: the caregivers said that they believe that he is aware of his environment and what is going on around him. He does move his eyes when people are in the room and seems to be aware that people are there and talking.
Additional information and a video clip is available from the agency.
There is a $5,000 agency grant for his adoption at this time.
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.