Bess from North Carolina

Hopscotch Adoptions Inc.

  • Age9
  • GenderF
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #Bess

Bess was born prematurely in January 2009, via emergency C-section following a high risk pregnancy. She had a complicated neonatal course resulting from low birth weight, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, intraventricular hemorrhage, and iron-deficiency anemia. Bess current diagnoses are internal hydrocephalus, cerebral atrophy, infantile cerebral palsy, functional heart murmur, and strabismus. Her development is severely delayed.

Bess is a calm child who rolls over both ways and can sit for short periods of time by supporting herself with her palms. Her head control is improving as is her visual-motor coordination. She grabs toys and transfers them between her hands and examines objects with her mouth. Bess fixes and follows objects and people in different directions and makes brief eye contact. She has no receptive or meaningful expressive language at this time. Bess does not seek out contact with adults but laughs when talked to or tickled by a caregiver. She sleeps well and is spoon-fed pureed food. Bess does not control her physiological needs and is fully dependent on the care of others.

Weight at Birth: 1.230 kg Height at Birth: 41 cm Weight May 2017: 14 kg Height May 2017: 105 cm


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