Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

Johnas lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  His diagnoses include:  Low weight at birth (prematurity 2nd degree); Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Mixed craniostenosis; Syndrome of the congenital anomalies affecting predominantly the facial area; Facial dysmorphism; Delay in the neuro-psychologial development.  His birth mother’s Wasserman test was positive however, Johnas is negative. 

Johnas started fixing his stare and reacting to sounds when he was 2 and a half months old. He started sitting independently when he was one year and two months old.  The support of his legs and the control of his head have improved. He can turn from his back to his belly. He can stand and sit independently by holding on to the bars of his crib. He can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap.

Johnas maintains eye contact and recognizes faces, sounds and the tone of speech.  He is not interested in activities/objects for a long period of time. His emotions are appropriate (cry, laugh, agitation).  He laughs out loud when teased and will imitate and pronounce combinations of sounds and syllables. Johnas interacts with the children and does not prefer one staff member over another. He likes music, toys, and watches the way they move, and he eats pureed food with a spoon.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.