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Failure to thrive
Amber K.

Our daughter weighed only nine pounds at age 9 months. She ate, but couldn't keep it down. She had seizures. After several stays at hospitals in Dothan, we were transferred to Children’s Hospital for diagnosis. After many tests, she was diagnosed as “failure to thrive” due to developmental delay. Today she is 25 and attends Vivian B. Adams School for the handicapped in Ozark. She has made great progress, can read, write, works both in the school's greenhouse and as a school greeter. She goes bowling and rides horses. The staff at Children's was just fantastic. They treated us with such compassion and really listened to us. During our stay, there was a lot of renovation going on, and things were a little wild, but the staff was constant in their devotion and dedication!
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