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10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A Fourth Grader

13 November 2017

A 10-month-old baby from Mexico is suffering from a mysterious condition that doctors can not explain. Luis mother Isabel Pantoja, 24 tells that Luis weighs as a normal child at the time of birth.

Doctors have been left baffled by why he is so huge and his family in Mexico are facing huge medical bills to keep him healthy.

One of the main hypotheses is that the boy could have a disease called Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic condition in which children have an insatiable appetite and weak muscle tone. This way, they get exposed to high risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes. But Isabel Pantoja more than most - at only ten months, her son already weighs 28kgs.

By the age of two months, he weighed 10kg.

Doctors believe the tot needs hormone injections which cost £420 ($555) each - while his dad earns just £150 ($200) a month. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18 kilos.

The report said the family created a Facebook page and opened a bank account for people to donate money for Luis Manuel's medical care. Also, his parents can barely carry him around, so they need to take turns when they need to hold him. However, when he turned two months old, the baby had reached 22 pounds.

The family take turns pushing him to check-ups in a stroller, which one day collapsed beneath his weight.

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Now he has to go to the hospital as many as four times a week for tests.

At the moment, despite being alert and responsive - as full of giggles and gurgles as any baby - Luis Manuel can neither walk nor crawl.

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

Ten-month-old Luis Gonzales (L) is pictured with his parents Isabel Pantoja (standing) and Mario Gonzales, and his elder brother Mario at their home in Tecoman, Colima State, Mexico on November 8, 2017. Silvia Orozco, a surgeon who specializes in nutrition, contacted the family and examined the boy.

If so - pending the results of tissue samples being done in the USA - he could be helped with a different kind of hormone shot that would kick-start his metabolic glands.

Though she is waiting for test results to confirm her diagnosis, Orozco believes that Pantoja's pregnancy diet might be to blame for her son's unexplained weight gain.

10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A Fourth Grader