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photogirlGirl, age 2

Dana was given for adoption at 6 months old. There is no background about her biological mother nor the reason for her abandonment. She was a 29 weeks premature baby, from a pregnancy of twins. She had intrauterine growth restriction. She was born with:

• Heart malformation: absence of the left pulmonary vessels
• Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
• Severe Pulmonary hypertension
• Brain Ultrasound: left arachnoid cyst

Dana assists every day to physical, speech-language and occupational therapy, plays adequately with her toys. Speech and language development are delayed.

She follows with her eyes and hears well. Understands simple orders and follows them; repeats words and says many different words, sometimes only the last syllable. She does not make phrases.

Regarding her gross motor activity, muscle strength and tone: she moves all limbs in an asymmetric way due to her right sided motor deficit. She grabs objects with her left hand and helps herself with her right hand. Hemiplegic gait, she drags her right foot and her right upper limb is flexed at her body side.    Higher tone on her right body side, slightly retraction of her right foot flexion. Dana is a girl that will need a lot of time in rehabilitation and a right hemiparesis will remain, but only in the time it will be possible to establish her gross motor and cognitive disability.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.  The agency anticipates they’ll have her file for 3-6 months.

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