Nehemiah, born December 2010 is non-ambulatory and is wheelchair dependent pushed by others for transportation and seating. Nehemiah has continuous feedings via a feeding tube. He is dependent for all positioning and mobility. He is nonverbal but will sometimes respond with a smile as he is able to hear. He likes to sleep during the day and lay in his crib bed at night looking around. He is reported to have crying spells in the morning when he’s trying to sleep and staff is ready to give him a bath. Nehemiah is totally dependent for all of his daily living skills and will require 24 hour supervision as he is currently receiving care in a skilled nursing facility. Nehemiah is unable to comprehend anything due to the oxygen supply cut off to his brain. Due to a lack of cognition and physical development, Nehemiah is showing difficulty developing eye-hand coordination in a purposeful way.
Nehemiah reportedly likes the one-on–one attention & relaxation activities that he participates in during physical and occupational therapy to stimulate his muscles. He will need a non-smoking family due to his use of continuous oxygen. Nehemiah needs a family who will be very patient and nurturing with a medical background due to his extensive medical needs. His life expectancy is unknown.
Long-term hands on services and assistance is available to assist a family with his long-term care.