- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Harvey
Harvey was born in February 2013 and has been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Inquisitive Harvey actively explores his surroundings and is able to sit, crawl, pull to a stand against support, and walk stably and independently. He reaches for, holds, and examines toys, knocks blocks together, and participates in games with a ball. He understands the speakers tone of voice as well as some of what is said to him. Harvey uses primarily nonverbal means of communication, vocalizes random sounds and syllables, and has begun to mimic adults speech. He has a short attention span and a low frustration tolerance.
Harvey persistently seeks attention and physical contact from adults, frequently tests boundaries when engaging with them, and protests when their time together is over. He calmly observes his peers and sometimes imitates their play. Harvey enjoys musical toys and those that move.
Although his appetite has increased as is typical for children with Prader-Willi syndrome, Harvey is still described as a picky eater. He receives growth hormone therapy to address some of the symptoms associated with his diagnosis.
Harvey needs a loving family that can provide for his lifelong needs.
Weight at birth: 2.480 kg Height at birth: 47 cm Head circumference at birth: 33 cm
Weight Sept 2017: 12.200 kg Height Sept 2017: 91 cm Head circumference Sept 2017: 47 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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