Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sebastian, 18 months old, has been in our feeding program. Because he was not getting bigger and because of issues not to be mentioned, the feeding program was not working for little Seb.. Yesterday, I went with our social worker, Keren, and several others to this little guy's home and village to pick him up and bring him into GSF. We discovered at that time that there may be health issues that had never been discovered during the feeding program days. We took him to a doctor today for a thorough check-up. It was discovered he has a bilateral cleft palate.
I looked up bilateral cleft palate on the internet and found this statement, "it is typically diagnosed immediately at birth." This little guy is 18 months old and is not very big because it has been hard for him to suck and food goes back through his nose. It has saddened me that a little guy who could have gotten help has suffered with this for 18 months.
Please pray for little Seb. We will consulting be with the doctor soon and may even have surgery next week.