Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Photos: Is this the world's biggest baby?

                Colombia's most obese baby Santiago Mendoz who is eight months-old weighs the same as a six-year-old child - has been 'rescued' by a charity so he can undergo life-saving treatment
Colombia's eight-month-old Santiago Mendoza weighs 3.1stone - 19.7kg,  the same as a six-year-old child. He had to be rescued by a charity so he can undergo life-saving treatment. His Mother confessed that her own ‘ignorance’ had led to her son's unhealthy weight gain and that, every time he cried, she gave him food or milk to calm down.

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Caracol Radio reports that Mendoza has suffered medical complications due to his weight since he was born, and has already been hospitalised on several occasions.
Chubby Hearts director Salvador Palacio González said the child would be evaluated by specialist doctors at the Colina Clinic.

Medics will then try to bring his weight down to a manageable level before submitting him to a series of operations, he added.

‘Likely, what he will need is a long-term treatment, education, healthy food, and when he is older physical activity,’ surgeon Cesar Ernesto Guevar told El Espectador.
‘Otherwise, in the future, he could suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and severe problems with his joints,’ he added.
Fandiño revealed that she was practically confined to her home as the baby was ‘too heavy’ to take out and about.
But she added that she was ‘optimistic’ about the help she was receiving and has promised to follow the instructions she's given by doctors.





Volunteers from Medellin-based Chubby Hearts foundation (Gorditos de Corazon) stepped in to transport the boy after his mother Eunice Fandiño, pictured, wrote in asking for help
Volunteers from Medellin-based Chubby Hearts foundation (Gorditos de Corazon) stepped in to transport the boy after his mother Eunice Fandiño, pictured, wrote in asking for help


Caracol Radio reports that Mendoza has suffered medical complications due to his weight since he was born, and has already been hospitalised on several occasions


Colombia's most obese baby Santiago Mendoz (pictured with therapist Salvador Palacios) - who weighs the same as a six-year-old child - has been 'rescued' by a charity so he can undergo life-saving treatment

  Santiago has suffered medical complications due to his weight since he was born, and has already been hospitalised on several occasionsVolunteers from Medellin-based Chubby Hearts foundation (Gorditos de Corazon) stepped in to transport the boy after his mother Eunice Fandiño wrote in asking for help

He was flown from his home in the northeastern city of Valledupar to the capital Bogota on Sunday after his mother called the charity asking for help with her child's size

Santiago is at risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and severe problems with his joints in the future

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