Introducing Peter

On June 19th we welcomed Peter into our little family.

Born on June 26th, 2022, prematurely, Peter was diagnosed with alcoholic fetopathy, known also as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) he was treated by non-invasive mechanical ventilation, intravenous antibiotics and hydration.

He was also diagnosed with corpus callosum agenesis, a brain disorder in which the tissue that connects the left and right sides of the brain is partially or completely missing, atrial septal defect, a birth defect of the heart in which there is a hole in the wall that divides the upper chambers of the heart and mild pulmonary hypertension.

At 2 months old Peter was placed in a professional maternal facility, however due to medical problems, was transferred to a specialized care unit.

Upon his arrival at Casa Maria, the staff and children welcomed him with open arms.  Everyone trying to help settle him into his new environment with as much ease as possible.

We are looking forward to getting to know Peter and welcome him into our little family home.