Boy, born 2009
Down syndrome, specific mixed developmental disorder, features of autism, farsightedness, atopic dermatitis, functional heart murmur, hydrocephalus. Due to a difficult birth, he was born with pneumonia, and intubated for a few days.
Update as of April 2013: His development is delayed; he recently started to walk without help, but not yet steady. Emotions are weak, play activity is primitive, throws away toys, turns them around, puts into the mouth, sucks his fingers, makes stereotypic movements with his head, swings.
He’s not yet speaking, and it’s possible he has a hearing delay. He eats with help, does not yet holds a spoon or the bottle, still it is hard for him to chew a hard food. The level of understanding is low, does not have motivation to make an activity.
Update: Heinrich’s parents waited for him very much, he was very loved during the pregnancy. After he was born his parents were in schock. The local authorities worked with them long time, but his mother was in real depression due to the his diagnosis. She never came to see him, though his dad was very involved with the social services. Mother asked him to take all the clothes she had ready for the baby. This past summer she gave a birth to another child – unfortunately the baby was born with DS again. This boy is in the family. I believe that the social workers helped the mother to make a positive decision in respect to a second child.