Monday, March 3, 2014

Child of The Day

Little man, where is your family? Tanner will turn 3 in September, and he needs a Mama and Papa immediately! Don’t let this little face grow up without plenty of hugs and kisses! 

Tanner has been diagnosed with viral encephalitis, secondary epilepsy, external hydrocephalus. I'm still learning about what that means for him, but here's what I know so far:
Viral encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by a virus. The body notices the invasion and mounts an immune system response. This causes the brain to swell. 
Secondary epilepsy occurs as a symptom of a known as diagnosed condition (as opposed to epilepsy being the sole/main condition).
Hydrocephalus is broadly defined as a neurologic disorder that results from a disruption in the balance between the flow and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.

Aside from his diagnoses, Mr. Tanner is a little gentleman! According to his profile, and as of October 2013, he has normal limbs and mental development. On April 1st, 2013 he had a skull CT test due to his head size and he was diagnosed with external hydrocephalus. He suffers secondary epilepsy. Occasionally he has a convulsion and always takes medicine for that. At the age of 1 year, he could stand while holding onto something, could search for familiar sounds, could turn back if his name was called, and could search for dropped toys. At the age of 1.5 years, he could stand alone, could respond to other’s asking, and understood what "NO" meant. At the age of 2 years, he could walk freely, could go up stairs holding on, could call “ayi, jiejie”, and liked smiling. Usually he likes listening to children’s songs, watching cartoons, and playing toys. Sometimes he has outdoor activity where he likes running around the playground. He can do actions according to your direction, such as jumping on the bridge. He likes being praised and hugged. He also likes helping the nurturer manage the toys. He can get along well with other kids. Now he can use the spoon to eat, can put his shoes on and take his shoes off, and is very cooperative.

"He likes being praised and hugged." "Likes smiling." "He also likes helping." 
What a little snugglebug! Can't you picture him tucked into a little toddler bed, reaching up for just *one* more hug from his Mommy?

If you are at all interested, even just the tiniest little bit, please contact us right away. I would love to see Tanner home and shining in a family of his very own. If you have any questions, let us know.


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