A 10-month-old baby from Mexico is suffering from a mysterious condition that doctors cannot explain. Luis Manuel Gonzales has gained so much weight that he ended up weighing 62 pounds, which is about as much as a nine-year-old child. The doctors couldn’t find a cause for the phenomenon, expressing huge concerns about the baby’s future well-being.
The baby is as heavy as a nine-year-old
When the baby was born, he had a normal weight. However, when he turned two months old, the baby had reached 22 pounds. At first, his mother, Isabel Pantoja, thought this happened because her breast milk was too good. However, soon after that, doctors concluded that the boy was suffering from a mysterious condition with unknown cause.
The baby is now bigger than his older brother, who is three years old. Also, his parents can barely carry him around, so they need to take turns when they need to hold him. Whenever he has to go to the hospital for check-ups, they need to transport him in a stroller, but even this is a difficult task.
Doctors don’t know what the mysterious condition really is
Luis’ mysterious condition remains unknown to the doctors, but they have a few ideas on what he might suffering from. They suspect it might be Prader-Willi Syndrome, which is a genetic disease. The condition causes children to get hungry all the time, which makes them eat more than they need. This way, they get exposed to high risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
However, the baby’s parents seem to have a different opinion. His mother said he eats normal amounts of food, just like any other baby, and doesn’t ask to be fed. Until they discover what the mysterious condition is, Luis has to undergo a hormonal treatment. This left the family with plenty of financial issues, as a shot costs them around $555.
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