This child is 10. He has severe mental and physical retardation. His arms are straight and rigid, always, with fists called tightly. His jaw is always open, tongue protruding, cannot speak, only scream. He cannot hold himself up, or operate an electrical wheelchair. He has nightly hydrotherapy, and only recognizes mother, father, and two older siblings. To him, everyone else is a stranger. He is roughly the size of an average 5yr old, just under 4ft, probably 50lb. His face is distressed, skin pulled tight, and rosy. His nasal cavity is deformed as well.
Is there a name for this? What is the prognosis for a child like this?
(I'm not picking or trying to be nosy, this describes a friend's brother, and I don't want to accidentally slip up and offend anyone with my ignorance of his condition.)
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