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Introducing Petru!

Petru two on arrival

Introducing Petru!

On 19th June 2023 we welcomed Petru into our little family.

Born prematurely, on 26th June 2022, Petru was diagnosed with alcoholic fetopathy, also known 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, and with an 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 Petru was placed into a professional maternal facility, however due to medical problems, he was transferred to a specialised care unit.

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

We are looking forward to getting to know Petru and welcome him into our little family home!