Friday, December 05, 2008

A New Baby...

We finally got a placement call for a baby. They are not sure if he is 18 months old or 2 1/2. Yea, I know big difference. Either way he is developmentally delayed. He CRYS all the time. His teeth are rotted to the gum line! How on earth that happened I don't know. they must have stuck a bottle with kool aid or juice in his mouth 24 hours a day. I've never seen a baby so young with teeth that rotted. Good Grief, he just got them all in, how did they rot so fast?
Of course they know nothing about him. No shot record, no medical care, and evidently no date of birth. He doesn't want to get down to play, he just wants to sit in a highchair and stare off into space. And will not touch milk. He has been given juice his whole life. He does eat pretty good though. He only weighs about 20 lbs. I don't see anyway that he could be 2 1/2. Of course they want him taken to the Dr right away, but can't seem to get their act together to put him on M/D. No Dr will see without M/D. It's a catch 22. Do your job, or the kid doesn't get the care they need so badly.
We shall see what they do for this little guy. Should be interesting. I'll keep you posted. and maybe a few pictures of him ( no face shots of course) He looks alot like The Boy.

10 comments:

Jill said...

I am sorry,I have had lots of kids like this w/o any info.So frustrating,in fact our kiddo who has been in care 3 yrs,came to us w/o a card!?how?It took me the past two months of annoying them until they got me one.Shes 3yr and 7months and only 26 lbs.Shes short though,so its in proportion.Take care,and I am glad hes in your good hands now.

Larry and Heidi said...

ALmost makes me wonder if the baby was around Meth with the rotting teeth. Our "system" allows us to take them to the ER for any medical issue and they bill the "system" until they get their M/D set up. Poor baby.

Sometimes I miss the fostering but not the "system" for sure. I like doing the CASA work definitely though.

Perri said...

How sad - I have a feeling this will be long term.

PeWee said...

D, This poor little guy! Oof, I have nothing else to say!

Patti said...

That just breaks my heart. But what a joy to know the baby has been placed in a good home where he may receive love and hugs for the first time. Be blessed. Patti

Rachel and Jacob said...

i left you a long comment but its not showing :( boo

well enjoy loving this little one!! I know you are whats best for him now so its good to hear he is in your care :)

--btw I got the coupon :) thanks.


--rachel

Nicole said...

why no face shots? I got a good bit of pics if you want mine :) and he played at my house the whole time :P

Min said...

Wow...things happen fast, eh? Let the adventure begin! How is the Boy reacting? Will there be bio-fam visits?

The Brothers said...

I'm glad baby is safe now. He'll settle in soon and be all over your house - I'll bet he wasn't allowed down from the high chair at his other home.

How's the new big brother fairling?

The Brothers said...

I'm glad baby is safe now. He'll settle in soon and be all over your house - I'll bet he wasn't allowed down from the high chair at his other home.

How's the new big brother fairling?