Lorenzo Found Strength through Early Intervention Services
Selena shared with us how doctors and Early Intervention Services helped her son Lorenzo get up to speed after being born prematurely. Lorenzo was born at 30 weeks and three days due to his mom having Preeclampsia. He was 2 pounds 11 ounces and spent 37 days in the NICU. Read below to learn more about their journey …
“When we came home, Lorenzo didn’t have many complications at first. Once it was time that he should have hit the milestone for rolling to his belly and back the doctor’s recommended getting him into physical therapy and the Help Me Grow program. At his evaluation, they noticed that he had torticollis. Once he was able to stretch his neck muscles, he learned how to roll over and eventually learned how to walk.
Lorenzo continues to amaze me every day with how smart he is and the progress he has made. I always hear from his doctors that just looking at him you would never know he was born premature. Lorenzo is loveable, kind, and caring. He loves to spend time with his family his favorite show is Paw Patrol. He loves Buzz Lightyear and often runs around with his arms out wide yelling ‘to infinity and beyond.’
Thank you for taking the time to read about Lorenzo and his journey. To any parent of a child premature just know that it may be rough and scary in the beginning, but you child will surprise you. Premature babies are different; they have a type of strength that I never experienced until having Lorenzo.”
We are so proud of Lorenzo and everyone involved in his journey. To learn more about EI services, please visit https://lakebdd.org/early-intervention-program/.