Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Nels had heart surgery to repair a cardiac malformation. He’s very small for his age, but has recently started having an increase in appetite which has resulted in weight gain. He is not yet independently walking, but will walk while holding on to one had of an adult. He also moves around while placed in a baby walker and will pull to a stand on a stable support. He examines toys and manipulates them in an effort to figure out what they do. He makes sounds to get the attention of his caregivers and cries when he wants to communicate that he needs something. He is very social and loves watching and interacting with other people.