Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, India was born a healthy baby without any complications but started ballooning in size at […]
Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, India was born a healthy baby without any complications but started ballooning in size at the age of four months.
Reena, Chahat’s mother said: “She doesn’t eat like a normal kid. She keeps eating all the time. If we don’t give her anything to eat, she starts crying.”
“She cries to go out but her weight is too much and we are not able to pick her up. So we only take her to nearby places.”
Doctors have been unable to obtain a blood sample from Chahat because her skin is abnormally thick, the news outlet reported. She reportedly is suffering breathing and sleeping problems due to her extreme weight.
Dr. Sharma, her pediatrician, said he recommended the family take Chahat to a pediatric specialist at the Civil Hospital, but they are not able to afford it.
“Her weight is increasing excessively, and it has to be controlled,” he told the news outlet. “She has to eat less. She eats like a 10-year-old kid.”
He said: “This is the first case I’ve seen in my life where a child’s weight has been shooting up so much four to five months after birth.”
“But the blood test couldn’t be carried out because the fat on the baby’s body was too much, and because of that, the blood test wasn’t done properly.
“We have tried it many times. Her skin is so hard that we can’t ever diagnose her condition.”
Reena explained: “We don’t have enough money for her treatment but we do our best to make sure she gets well.”
Mum Reena dreams of her daughter having a brighter, lighter future.
She said: “We want Chahat to be able to play like normal kids. We don’t want her to have difficulties in the future.
“We want a good future for her.”