Liam is a 21-month old boy with a lot of energy, a contagious smile and a love for baseball. He was recently diagnosed with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, which is a rare congenital disorder in which a band of nerve fibers that join the two hemispheres of the brain are partially missing. This condition caused Liam to have severe feeding problems and developmental delays. Liam was not gaining weight or thriving.
Liam’s pediatrician and gastroenterologist recommended to Liam’s family that they take him to the Cindy and Tod Johnson Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children to get the help he needed.
Since coming to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Liam has made tremendous progress. With hard work and determination, Liam worked with our feeding therapist to make great strides in his development. He is now able to drink age appropriately with a straw cup and eat with a spoon. His socialization skills have improved and he is able to communicate with sign language. In between his feeding sessions, you would often see Liam playing catch with a baseball in the hallways of St. Mary’s.