Mysterious Weight Gain: 10-Month-Old Baby Heavy as Nine-Year-Old Baffles Doctors

Mysterious Weight Gain: 10-Month-Old Baby Heavy as Nine-Year-Old Baffles Doctors

A Mexican mother whose 10-month-old son weighs the same as a nine-year-old has spoken out about his mystery condition.

Luis's 24-year-old mother, Isabel Pantoja, wasn't initially concerned about her son's weight gain, but became alarmed when she realized Luis far outweighed his brother Mario, who is almost three years older, the Daily Mail reported. The baby's mother Isabel Pantoja, 24, from Colima, Mexico, expressed her concerns Sunday as she spoke to Daily Mail about her son's condition that has left the doctors baffled.

At birth Luis weighed 3.5kg (8lbs), about the same as his brother Mario, who is nearly three but is now dwarfed by his baby brother.

Family members take it in turns to push him to his 4-times-a-week hospital appointments in a battered old push-chair.

Lius' family is now facing several difficulties raising the child as the doctors have considered giving him hormonal treatment, which include injections that cost $555 per shot, despite his father earning just $200 per month, Daily Mail reported.

At two months of age, Luis weighed 10kg (22lbs).

Experts fear Luis Manuel may have a disease called Prader-Willi Syndrome - which leaves children with an insatiable appetite. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18kg (40lbs). At two months, he weighed 22 pounds and could only fit into clothes for children already two or three years old. The family has begun reaching out on social media to raise money for Luis' medical bills. Whenever he has to go to the hospital for check-ups, they need to transport him in a stroller, but even this is a hard task.

"It hurts to watch the nurses search among the rolls of fat on his arms for a vein", father Mario Gonzales said.

More news: Two terrorists killed in Handwara

His family said one-day his pram collapsed due to Luis's hefty sizet.

The baby cannot walk or even crawl, he can only sit and has to be carried everywhere.

Pantoja said he is becoming exhausted from carrying him so much, despite being a well-built man who works at a juice plant.

If this is the reason for Luis' weight gain, hormone injections could help improve his metabolism.

But there is hope.

Then recently, they were contacted by a surgeon, Silvia Orozco, who specialises in nutrition. His mother said he eats normal amounts of food, just like any other baby, and doesn't ask to be fed.

He and Pantoja were told their son might require hormone injections costing $555US ($724AUD) a pop.

  • Stock under Review: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA)

    Stock under Review: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA)

    OTR Global initiated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: TEVA ) on Thursday, September 29 with "Positive" rating. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -31.35% and performed -63.54% over the last six months.

    The Insider Selling: Medidata Solutions Inc. (MDSO) EVP Sells $394920.97 in Stock

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft increased Powershares Qqq Trust (Call) stake by 3,000 shares to 5,000 valued at $688,000 in 2017Q2. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Medidata Solutions during the third quarter worth approximately $155,000.
    Trump asks Chinese president to help UCLA trio

    Trump asks Chinese president to help UCLA trio

    China claims almost all of the strategically vital sea, through which $5 trillion in shipping trade passes annually. Trump said nothing about human rights in China, letting Xi believe it's no longer an American priority.
  • North Korea skewers the U.S. for 'NUCLEAR WAR exercises and BLACKMAIL'

    This year, North Korean defectors successfully escaping the regime fell by 12.7 percent, according to the Telegraph . The Pacific Fleet held massive joint maritime drills with South Korea off the Korean peninsula's east coast.

    Why to Keeping Eye on United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Morgan Stanley (MS)?

    Omers Administration Corp increased Vca Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) stake by 90,500 shares to 320,600 valued at $29.60 million in 2017Q2. The Amica Mutual Insurance Company holds 38,159 shares with $4.66 million value, down from 57,142 last quarter.

    Brokers Recommendations on: Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

    If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark & copyright laws. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.
  • Hardik Patel says viral video is morphed, BJP is playing dirty games

    Hardik Patel says viral video is morphed, BJP is playing dirty games

    What else can one expect from the BJP? "Ab gandi rajneeti shuru hogai hai, mujhe badnaam karlo, kuch farak nahi padega". It remains to be seen if the video hurts Hardik Patel politically as Gujarat elections are barely three weeks away.
    Rally protesting Meek Mill's prison sentence to be held Monday

    Rally protesting Meek Mill's prison sentence to be held Monday

    Rubin's letter comes as fans of the rappers planned to rally in support of Mill on Monday in Philadelphia, the rapper's hometown. He not only has a bright future but also a unique opportunity to inspire young men at a time when others are tearing them down., Inc. (AMZN) Shares Sold by Morningstar Investment Services LLC

    Wedbush reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $1,250.00 target price on shares of in a report on Friday, July 28th. After $1.47 actual EPS reported by Autoliv Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.41% EPS growth.
  • French skier Poisson dies in training

    French skier Poisson dies in training

    The French skiing federation says downhiller David Poisson has died following a training crash in Canada. He represented France at both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Sochi respectively.
    Rahul Gandhi's Becoming Congress Party President Postponed For Now

    Rahul Gandhi's Becoming Congress Party President Postponed For Now

    Gandhi remarked, "Jadugars (magicians) have been earning money through tricks and Modiji too has been doing the same in 22 years". Members of both Patidar groups will then meet Congress leaders and ask them to include the offers in their poll manifesto.

    Royal Bank Of Canada Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

    The media conglomerate reported $1.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.23. ValuEngine lowered shares of Time Warner from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th.