Very often children and teenagers suffer from excess weight. All due to the fact that their metabolism has not yet stabilized. But the Brazilian child, whose name is Misael Caldogno Abreu, beats all imaginable and unimaginable records. About how he lives with a weight of more than 80 kilograms.
Misael was born in 2011. He was born late, the mother was 37 years old at the time of the baby’s appearance. The baby showed a true love for food already in the first month, during the first 30 days of his life, the baby gained three kilograms, which impressed all the doctors who saw him.
But the rate of weight gain has not changed with age. Already at the age of five, the boy began to weigh like an adult man. The maximum weight mark at that time was 80 kilograms. Then the doctors sounded a real alarm and began to examine the child to understand whether this condition threatens his life or not.
A comprehensive examination revealed thyroid problems and a rare genetic disease — congenital Prader-Willi syndrome. This disease is caused by the fact that a fragment of genes from the father is lost for some reason.
The syndrome was first described only in 1956, it is poorly understood and occurs in one child out of 15,000. It is usually characterized by obesity, mental retardation, facial dysmorphia and other defects. It is this disease that causes the boy to constantly experience hunger.
Brazilian doctors do not understand how to help the boy. Working with a psychologist, limiting nutrition and so on did not help in any way. As a result, the boy was prescribed daily walks, but even here he himself can not cope, his parents have to hold him when moving.
The boy himself understands that something is wrong with him. He often looks at himself in the mirror and compares himself with his peers. And the reaction of society — not everyone understands that the child does not control himself — does not help Misael to accept himself.
But parents hope that it is possible to send the child to another country where medicine is better developed. This is a matter of life and death for a young Brazilian citizen. The fact is that during sleep he sometimes stops breathing. And only complex therapy can help.