Leonardo Cassels was born on the 4th of November 2018. Mom and baby Leonardo were kept in hospital because he could not suck properly on her breast, which lead him to be admitted to high care for a full week.
After their release from hospital they came home but Leonardo didn`t cry or acted like any normal, healthy child would. His weight gain was slow so mom decided to take him off breast milk because she thought the milk was not good for him, not knowing that he has cerebral palsy. Leonardo loved to keep his legs near his stomach but she didn’t take note as she thought it’s colic.
She took him to hospital on the 11th of March 2019 looking for answers. The doctor then explained to her that Leonardo has brain damage and he may never be able to walk or talk; but she didn’t lose hope and took him for physio, O.T and he went for a CT scan. She also went to see a Specialist who explained to her how to treat him, and which foods to give to keep him strong and ensure that his brain keeps growing.
Mom gives him physio at home and cares for him herself as there simply is not enough financial resources for more therapy and treatments. He can’t swallow well so he is on soft food and he still drinks milk. His weight gain is very slow, and he also has asthma.
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