10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A Fourth Grader
10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A Fourth Grader
13 November, 2017, 20:03
A 10-month-old boy who weighs as much as a typical 9-year-old child is potentially in danger of dying as his parents scramble to raise money for potential treatment.
Isabel Pantoja, 24, from the Pacific coast state of Colima, said at first she assumed the baby Luis's growth was down to the fact that "I had good breast milk" but now she is desperately anxious for her son. The baby's rare weight condition has left doctors puzzled.
One theory is that Gonzales could be suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic condition which results in a child getting hungry all the time, prone to continuous overeating.
Mario Gonzales (R) looks as his elder son, Mario (bottom) hugs his ten-month-old brother Luis at their home in Tecoman, Colima state, Mexico on November 8, 2017.
Luis' parents are now facing difficulties as these hormone injections cost around $550 and Luis' father, Mario Gonzales, earns only less than $200 every month. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18kg (40lbs). However, when he turned two months old, the baby had reached 22 pounds.
Understandably spooked, they started a Facebook page and bank account with the aim of raising funds to care for him. One day the stroller simply collapsed under his weight.
Family members take turns pushing the boy to his hospital appointments four times a week in a battered push-chair.
The excess weight means he cannot walk or even crawl and can only sit upright.
It hurts to watch the nurses search among the rolls of fat on his arms for a vein, said his father, Mario Gonzales.
Pantoja is becoming exhausted from carrying him so much, said the father, a well-built man who works at a juice plant.
Mario Gonzales lifts his ten-month-old baby Luis at their home in Tecoman, Colima state, Mexico on November 8, 2017.
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.
Their son's case is reportedly now in the hands of surgeon Silvia Orozco, who recently conducted a thorough examination on him.
If so - pending the results of tissue samples being done in the United States - he could be helped with a different kind of hormone shot that would kick-start his metabolic glands.
The solar energy provider reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.36). Boston Common Asset Management Llc reported 0.07% in Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP). (NEE) opened at C$155.16 on Monday.
"We are Italy and, if we qualify, I would like to be able to say that we did it by playing football", Ventura told reporters. The match has an added significance for Buffon, who is set to retire at the end of the season.
Four people inside ranging in age from 18 to 25 years and who were not wearing seatbelts died instantly, police said. The highway reopened at 7 a.m., Detroit News reported citing the Michigan Department of Transportation.
TRMB's profit will be $78.46M for 32.56 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. 1,334 were reported by Cornerstone Advisors. ValuEngine raised Freeport-McMoran from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st.
In related news, Director Zepeda Francisco Art Bonillas sold 107,264 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Tyson Foods from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th.
It's not acceptable so I apologise for that and I'll find a different way to express my frustration in the future", said Jones. We wanted to keep a clean sheet so to concede that try at the end is disappointing".
Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Nektar Therapeutics by 14.1% in the second quarter. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company.
UBS AG upgraded QUALCOMM from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. The Company's divisions include Clinical Research Services (CRS), PAREXEL Consulting Services (PC) and PAREXEL Informatics (PI).
Sale proceeds will be used to reduce Shell's net debt, Jessica Uhl, chief financial officer of Shell, said in the statement. The sale of assets is aimed to simplify Shell's upstream portfolio following the acquisition of BG Group for $70bn.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) - Active Stock Review
Cisco Systems had a net margin of 20.02% and a return on equity of 16.91%. (NASDAQ:CSCO). 57,617 are held by Jarislowsky Fraser. Its up 0.14, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 1.69 million shares. 111 funds opened positions while 694 raised stakes.
ESPN SportsCenter On Snapchat Brings New Shows Twice A Day
Emmy-winning on-air host Katie Nolan, who ESPN recently snatched up, will host the first SportsCenter on Snapchat series. The cable network is launching a twice daily version of SportsCenter that will stream exclusively on Snapchat .
Vodacom records H1 uptick in headline earnings
According to the group, the biggest stumbling block behind high data prices remained the limited spectrum available to it. Vodacom expected the Safaricom transaction to further drive M-Pesa development and penetration outside of South Africa.
Kentucky small plane crash leaves 4 dead
Hodges described the state of the plane, saying it looks to have hit some tree tops before being halted by one of the trees. The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement that a Piper PA32 crashed near Glasgow at 2:21 p.m.
(OXY) Holdings Cut by Candriam Luxembourg SCA
The company reported ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.18). Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company.
What the Chart Means for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
Over the last five days, shares have faced -0.29% losses and now is up 1.98% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $80.94. Wall Street is only getting more bearish on the stock, with 6 of analysts who cover XOM having a buy-equivalent rating.
TD Securities Lowers Target Price On Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)
The stock is now moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.4% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -13.64 percent. Finally, Majedie Asset Management Ltd raised its stake in shares of Barrick Gold Corporation by 7.8% in the second quarter.