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(Mirror.co.uk)   Little tyke with an eating disorder gets a Christmas present of a lifetime, a bedroom he can't chew   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 46
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2012-12-20 11:05:36 AM
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What do ya know? Ole Billy's Back....

/Oblig
 
2012-12-20 11:05:38 AM
Chewing on the furniture and the walls? There are meds for that:

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-20 11:07:47 AM

Hack Patooey: Chewing on the furniture and the walls? There are meds for that:


Clearly beating the autistic kid is the solution here.
 
2012-12-20 11:09:25 AM
It's a jail cell!

//nttawwt
///But seriously - abortions should be mandatory for babies like this. There is no reason to let someone like this kid live a full life in a locked room.
 
2012-12-20 11:11:03 AM
but when building work is completed, he will have his own wet room.

What is a wet room? Is it where he will do his "wet work"?
 
2012-12-20 11:11:58 AM

ModernLuddite: It's a jail cell!

//nttawwt
///But seriously - abortions should be mandatory for babies like this. There is no reason to let someone like this kid live a full life in a locked room.


but he can grow up and be the next president
 
2012-12-20 11:12:28 AM
Autistic + eating disorder? Next he'll be devouring his mother, 20 kids, and 6 teachers.

/to soon, I know
//and horribly, horribly wrong
///line to slap me forms over there
 
2012-12-20 11:12:44 AM
so it's like owning an untrained dog who misbehaves constantly.....remember...thats why you never buy the plastic coat hangers
 
2012-12-20 11:13:06 AM
I bet his favorite Pokemon is Picachew.
 
2012-12-20 11:13:33 AM
I used to work as an overnight caregiver in a group home for mentally handicapped children. One of the children had PICA which is basically what the subject of TFA article endures. One day I made a huge mistake and left my wallet on the kitchen table. I was in the other room assisting another child, and I heard a light *snap*. I didn't hear any cries or panic, so I continued in the other room. It happened twice more when I finally registered what it sounded like.. I ran into the kitchen and there was the PICA child, snapping my credit card into pieces and eating them.
 
2012-12-20 11:16:33 AM
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2012-12-20 11:18:52 AM

ModernLuddite: It's a jail cell!

//nttawwt
///But seriously - abortions should be mandatory for babies like this. There is no reason to let someone like this kid live a full life in a locked room.


You do realize there's currently no way to accurately test for autism in utero, right?
 
2012-12-20 11:19:22 AM

doloresonthedottedline: Hack Patooey: Chewing on the furniture and the walls? There are meds for that:

Clearly beating the autistic kid is the solution here.


You know a better way to keep this little asshole in line?

/i keed
 
2012-12-20 11:20:19 AM

LovingTeacher: but when building work is completed, he will have his own wet room.

What is a wet room? Is it where he will do his "wet work"?


All I can think is urine all over the walls.

It's probably a specially tailored bathroom. Handles, crane, surfaces that he can't slip on, or if he does, won't kill him.
 
2012-12-20 11:24:05 AM
Now he's going to go hungry. Best Christmas ever!
 
2012-12-20 11:28:36 AM
Sounds like a little dork kid - I would put him up for adoption than go thru all that BS !!
 
2012-12-20 11:29:46 AM
Five-year-old Zach Tahir might be a little lad but he's got a big appetite - for INEDIBLE objects.

Sooooo.....McRib?
 
2012-12-20 11:32:29 AM
Little young too be a carpet muncher.
 
2012-12-20 11:34:19 AM
Good for the kid? And his parents, I guess?

It sure is heartwarming to see these kinds of resources invested in a child who will never be able to contribute anything meaningful in any way to society, and will require this kind of care investment for his entire life.

I'm certain the parents of children who can't feed them and can't get the public assistance they need feel the same way.
 
2012-12-20 11:36:47 AM

grinding_journalist: Good for the kid? And his parents, I guess?

It sure is heartwarming to see these kinds of resources invested in a child who will never be able to contribute anything meaningful in any way to society, and will require this kind of care investment for his entire life..


Same could be said of Farkers.
 
2012-12-20 11:37:57 AM

fat boy: Little young too be a carpet muncher.


And my keyboard is ruined. Thank you.
 
2012-12-20 11:41:43 AM

Hack Patooey: Chewing on the furniture and the walls? There are meds for that:

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 500x453]


LMFAO.
 
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2012-12-20 11:45:44 AM
What happened to natural selection? When nature tells you to throw one back, sometimes you should listen.
 
2012-12-20 11:46:28 AM
I hate that the MIRROR just CAPITALIZES RANDOM words. It's not journalism, it's spectacle.
 
2012-12-20 11:49:38 AM
OMG. What is society going to do with this kid when his parents die? Does he have siblings who are going to take the responsibility for taking care of him? Is he going to be on the streets?
 
2012-12-20 11:50:57 AM

Three-Fifty: OMG. What is society going to do with this kid when his parents die? Does he have siblings who are going to take the responsibility for taking care of him? Is he going to be on eat the streets?


FIFY
 
2012-12-20 11:53:23 AM

Three-Fifty: OMG. What is society going to do with this kid when his parents die? Does he have siblings who are going to take the responsibility for taking care of him? Is he going to be on the streets?



Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
 
2012-12-20 11:53:44 AM

grinding_journalist: Good for the kid? And his parents, I guess?

It sure is heartwarming to see these kinds of resources invested in a child who will never be able to contribute anything meaningful in any way to society, and will require this kind of care investment for his entire life.

I'm certain the parents of children who can't feed them and can't get the public assistance they need feel the same way.


I have an idea! Why don't we get rid of disabled people?
 
2012-12-20 12:02:09 PM
FTFA:Blinds will be installed between window panes so curtains are not needed, and window sills slanted to stop him climbing.

but how will he lick the windows now?
 
2012-12-20 12:15:22 PM
Good thing they didn't give him a puppy....
 
2012-12-20 12:55:53 PM
It says the mom quit her job to take care of this kid. Buy the damn kid a muzzle and be done with it. Tell him it's Halloween and he's going as Hannibal Lecter.
 
2012-12-20 01:17:02 PM

strangeguitar: I ran into the kitchen and there was the PICA child, snapping my credit card into pieces and eating them.


Kid might be a retard, but he's wiser than most of us.

/or something

dwade: It says the mom quit her job to take care of this kid. Buy the damn kid a muzzle and be done with it. Tell him it's Halloween and he's going as Hannibal Lecter.


Yeah, but he'll always be wondering where his rock candy is...
 
2012-12-20 01:17:47 PM

Fluid: I have an idea! Why don't we get rid of disabled people?


I never even began to suggest that- I'm suggesting that there might be better ways to spend public funds- such as helping the greatest number of people possible, rendering the greatest amount of assistance possible, as opposed to spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on a single child so that he has a bedroom that he can't eat.

If the parents want to shell out for their snowflake, that's their prerogative. I'm not sure that a child living on rice and water would think that an $15,000 bedroom for someone is as important as them getting to eat.

I'm aware that the parents paid for some of it, and it's likely that the "food for needy families" budget is separated by a few degrees from the "inedible bedrooms for autistic mute children" budget, but were I providing the charity, I know where I'd prefer my dollars go.

thatboyoverthere: Same could be said of Farkers.


I understand your point, but there's still a bit of a gulf between "lives in his mom's basement and snarks on the internet all day" and "child must be bubble wrapped or he'll eat himself to death on inedible objects."

/cheetos, mountain dew and little debbie snack cakes are "edible", right?
 
2012-12-20 01:19:37 PM

TheHappyCanadian: but how will he lick the windows now?


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Relevant to his interests.
 
2012-12-20 01:34:58 PM

AqueousBoy: ModernLuddite: It's a jail cell!

//nttawwt
///But seriously - abortions should be mandatory for babies like this. There is no reason to let someone like this kid live a full life in a locked room.

You do realize there's currently no way to accurately test for autism in utero, right?


Also I think that might count as a Godwin.

And there are some very valid arguments against that kind of thing, like where do we draw the line? How disabled is too disabled to live? What about tests that only say a kid has a chance to be disabled, do they get a chance, or so we just scrap 'em and start over just in case?

Bad idea is bad.
 
2012-12-20 01:44:40 PM

Lord Dimwit: I hate that the MIRROR just CAPITALIZES RANDOM words. It's not journalism, it's spectacle.


Since when has the Mirror ever been journalism?
 
2012-12-20 01:47:24 PM
I have a weird but genuine question based on knowing nothing about PICA and next to nothing about autisim:

Chew toys? Is that an option? Are they already in play? Is it a matter of not being able to occupy his attention with one/a few items for long enough for it to make a difference? I sort of get the impulse to eat inedible objects, but I don't understand where the need to seek them out all over the house comes from.
 
2012-12-20 02:07:39 PM
No Xmas train for him.

/the sound of the train is a big problem
 
2012-12-20 02:58:51 PM
FTFA: "A boy who munches curtains and carpets" lol, that's a pretty rude way to start an article about a severely autistic 5 year old with Pica.
 
2012-12-20 03:48:23 PM
That poor mother is condemned to a life of misery. Sadly he won't stay small and cute for long.
 
2012-12-20 04:27:07 PM
Don't let him waste his potential!

mimg.ugo.com

/caution: link is hot
 
2012-12-20 04:51:01 PM
At what point does euthanasia become a viable solution?
 
2012-12-20 05:22:35 PM
Reading this, I am having a complete "welcome to fark" moment. I hate seeing these threads where farkers jump to eugenics because they can't imagine a life where they aren't stuffing their faces with cool ranch Doritos and talking endlessly with no regard to who wants to hear their drivel. Okay, the child has PICA. It's really okay, plenty of people suffer from this, it pops up in pregnancy for many women. Often it means they are nutritionally deficient. Okay, he is non verbal. That doesn't mean he doesn't have thoughts, in fact, there are plenty of autistic people who can't speak but can still write and type, or people who can speak but cannot use language. It doesn't mean he should die. Thankfully this child has someone in his life that is willing to do more than skim an article about his condition and put him down.

/Parent of a special needs child
//You're all going to hell.
 
2012-12-20 07:11:12 PM

IamPatSajak: Reading this, I am having a complete "welcome to fark" moment. I hate seeing these threads where farkers jump to eugenics because they can't imagine a life where they aren't stuffing their faces with cool ranch Doritos and talking endlessly with no regard to who wants to hear their drivel. Okay, the child has PICA. It's really okay, plenty of people suffer from this, it pops up in pregnancy for many women. Often it means they are nutritionally deficient. Okay, he is non verbal. That doesn't mean he doesn't have thoughts, in fact, there are plenty of autistic people who can't speak but can still write and type, or people who can speak but cannot use language. It doesn't mean he should die. Thankfully this child has someone in his life that is willing to do more than skim an article about his condition and put him down.

/Parent of a special needs child
//You're all going to hell.


Truth be told, when I'm out in public I'd much rather be surrounded by mute autistics than by all the "normal" people who never seem to shut the hell up.
 
2012-12-20 09:54:25 PM

fat boy: Little young too be a carpet muncher.


New keyboard and subscription to newsletter please!
 
2012-12-20 09:58:18 PM
Just get the kid some of these:
www.nylabone.com

In chicken, bacon, beef and liver flavors!
 
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