Child's Name: Liam
Birth Date: March 7, 2007
Parents: Amanda & Lee
Siblings: Shannon & Millie
Other Affected Family Members: Uncle Kevin's mother's brother who passed away in 2007 at the age of 13.
Date Diagnosed: October 2007
*Liam can sit up by himself and crawl around the floor.
*He can pull himself up to stand holding onto furniture for support.
*He can feed himself with support from an adult. He drinks by himself out of a special cup.
*Liam cannot walk or talk but is learning makton signs.
*He is a very happy little boy who goes to a special needs school which he loves.
*He has a walking frame so he can walk about like his friends.
*He enjoys hydro and rebound therapy at school.
*Liam's favorite toys are wheels. He loves anything that he can spin. He also loves to sit and watch the washing machine at home especially when it goes into spin. He will go all stiff and shake his arms getting so excited.
*He likes to be a bit mischevious at home by touching things he shouldn't and getting into the cupboards.
*He has a special major buggy he uses to go out. He also enjoys going in the car and to the park.
*Liam has trouble with constipation and is on Movicol to help with that.
*Liam often makes himself sick by sticking his whole hand down his throat. He has to have a chewy toy or dummy to distract him from doing this.
*He gets colds very easily and chest infections which he takes medication for. He has been in the hospital a few times but nothing too serious up to now.