Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Meet Braylon

Braylon is an adorable biracial (Caucasian/African-American) 13 month old boy who has some challenges. Braylon was born at 23 weeks and 3 days old and has been in the care of Lifeline since March 8, 2010.

He did not pass the hearing screen at birth, however he plans to get tubes in his ears on July 7, 2010 and at that time he will also have the ABR hearing test-auditory brain response, this will give us a more accurate assessment.

He also is vision impaired and has been diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity. The doctor reports that it is too early to determine an accurate vision prognosis until he reaches at least three years of age.

Braylon also has been diagnosed with BPD-bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and is currently on oxygen, but there are plans to gradually begin to wean him off.

He has a hernia the size of a plum that protrudes from his naval that could potentially require surgery in the future. Braylon is currently receiving physical therapy through early intervention and they report that his performance is that of a five month old.

Please call Laura Armstrong at 205-972-8473 or email at if you have questions about precious Braylon.

Laura Armstrong
Birth Mother and Foster Care Social Worker

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