Child's Code: Danna
Birth Date: 10/6/2007
Gender: Female
Description: * This child was formerly on the shared list*

From May 2011

Danna on admission, she was estimated to be around 5 months old with congenital deformity of neck, which affected her motions and the function of turning around. Under the excellent care of the caregivers, she has poor physical development delay than her peers yet normal mental development. At the age of 6-8 months, she could roll over freely, grasp toys in front of her, be excited seeing food and sit while leaning on an object. At the age of 9-11 months, she could sit alone playing, hold the bottle to drink milk, make da-da, yi-ya sound when feeling happy. At the age of 12-15 months, she could stand up while holding onto objects, jump up and down with assistance, look around the person who was calling her name and open her arms for a cuddle. At the age of 1.5years, she could change position from standing to sitting, stand alone for a while, take steps with assistance, put small things into a vessel, play with other children, imitate motions of clapping hands and words from adults, such as calling mom, dad. After the operations, she has changed obvious in terms of physical development and personality. At the age of 2 years, she could walk alone, be cooperative when putting on clothes, and use a spoon to eat with assistance. At the age of 2.5 years, she could squash down then stand up, ride on a wooden horse, turn the knob to open the door, play the game such as pushing cars, building blocks with other children. At the age of 3 years, she could put on simple clothes such as shoes and socks. She could call the names of other children. Now she could play as much as she wants to with other children outside, and she could run, sing nursery rhymes and play games. She could communicate with others orally such as: I want to drink water/ pee. Although she has congenital deformed neck, she has flexible motions and quick reaction. We feel happy for her from the bottom of our heart. In such big family as the SWI, she grows happily.
Medical Condition: Extra fingers/toes, Hydrocephalus, Meningocele
Contact Info: waitingchild@ccaifamily.org