Age: 1 year, 5 months
Date Admitted: January 6, 2012
Weight at time of admittance: 16 lbs.
About Julio Cesar: Julio Cesar is a bright little toddler with big cheeks and an even bigger personality! It has been a challenge for him to adjust to being separated from his warm and affectionate mother, who visits as often as she can. Julio is a very persistent snuggler and will take all the hugs he can get from the many volunteers who are happy to give them. Julio came to us moderately malnourished, but in overall great shape and ready to recover and begin developing like a healthy little boy again- within 4 days of admission, the weak steps he was trying to take gave way to walking. He still needs a caregiver close by him for safety when he really gets going, but he is walking on his own now and loving it. Sometimes he loves to share toys with his friends… and other times, not so much! Julio Cesar is making a rapid recovery and will be exploring his own home again very soon!
Update: Julio Cesar was discharged from Casa Jackson on March 3, 2012 at a healthy weight of 20 lbs. 1 oz.