Saturday, March 7, 2009

An Independent Three-Year-Old

When Collin was 12 months old, I noticed that he wasn't pulling himself up or attempting to take steps and that he appeared to be left hand dominant. His pediatrician referred us to a neurologist and Collin was diagnosed with having had a stroke in utero (while I was pregnant with him). Initially, we were devastated. We never imagined that he could have had a stroke.

Collin just turned 3 and he is just like every other 3 year old! He is very independent and wants to do everything for himself. He walked at 17 months and is now climbing and crawling through everything.

Collin makes friends everywhere he goes and he has a very happy personality most of the time (expect when he hears the word "no"!). He is a very loving, charming, little boy, with his own special personality.

The perinatal stroke diagnosis was a hard diagnosis to come to terms with, but Collin continues to progress daily and we know that he will be as successful, if not more so, than his peers!

Collin's Mom