I was on the phone with my daughter's ex-boyfriend tonight. He's the foster dad of her son and my oldest grandchild. This grandson has always been slow in his development. The ex-boyfriend took him for a neurological workup recently and found out why..
Grandson suffers from shaken baby syndrome and even though he's seven years old he's on a three year old level. He may not ever get higher than that. It does not change our love for the boy of course, but it's sad news.
Ex-boyfriend said grandson wakes up every day with a smile on his face.. tries his best all day long.. then falls asleep at night still smiling. I hope he stays that way. Just like he is and always has been. Happy and lovable.