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(Deccan Chronicle)   Doctors baffled why eight-month-old baby weighs 38 pounds and only wants to eat all of the time   ( deccanchronicle.com) divider line
    More: Weird, morbidly obese baby, Malnutrition, eight-month-old Chahat Kumar, average four-year-old child, Nutrition, Reena Kumar, Suraj Kumar, Punjabi language  
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2017-04-14 02:08:44 PM  
Meanwhile in America....
 
2017-04-14 02:15:12 PM  
Even Dolly Parton couldn't breastfeed that baby.
 
2017-04-14 02:20:20 PM  
Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat Kumar's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest she has a genetic disorder of some kind.  Hard skin?
 
2017-04-14 02:26:16 PM  
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2017-04-14 03:23:58 PM  
future hero for hire
 
2017-04-14 03:27:05 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: future hero for hire


Is Matter Eater Lad really a superhero?
 
2017-04-14 03:28:08 PM  
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2017-04-14 03:30:18 PM  

Ambivalence: Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat Kumar's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest she has a genetic disorder of some kind.  Hard skin?


Marvel Comics is really upping the ante with their marketing.
 
2017-04-14 03:31:53 PM  
Chicken virus. Can't copy Wired link. But it's a thing.
 
2017-04-14 03:33:17 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: future hero for hire


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Fat Chance.
 
2017-04-14 03:33:48 PM  
Was going to guess Prader-Willi syndrome which is a defect in one of the genes but the description says hunger doesn't show up until childhood.
 
2017-04-14 03:34:53 PM  

Weatherkiss: Marvel Comics is really upping the ante with their marketing.


Marvel? Try DC.

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2017-04-14 03:37:42 PM  

Ambivalence: Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat Kumar's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest she has a genetic disorder of some kind.  Hard skin?


That's a bullshiat excuse for the inability to find a vein, probably because of way too much adipose tissue. If they really wanted to they could get access. All else fails do an arterial stick.

I'd be worried about hypothalamic disregulation or Prader-Willi, although that usually presents as failure to thrive at first. Either way, kid needs help now or won't make it to 10.
 
2017-04-14 03:40:28 PM  
It's a sumo baby
 
2017-04-14 03:42:33 PM  
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2017-04-14 03:43:28 PM  
This is why you don't hire Reed Richards as your obstetrician.
 
2017-04-14 03:51:09 PM  
Anna Nichole smith reincarnated?
 
2017-04-14 03:58:18 PM  

saintstryfe: Weatherkiss: Marvel Comics is really upping the ante with their marketing.

Marvel? Try DC.

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I can't in good faith ever attribute this kind of marketing strategy to the dumbshiats at DC Comics.
 
2017-04-14 04:01:03 PM  
She was born different.  Trans fat.
 
2017-04-14 04:06:50 PM  
DONT FEED IT
 
2017-04-14 04:09:21 PM  
Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples

Yeah, I'm gonna call bullshiat on this whole article.

Parents are stuffing this fat kid full of food, and it's India.  That's the story.
 
2017-04-14 04:12:21 PM  
Poor Sally Struthers is gonna go broke!

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2017-04-14 04:14:36 PM  
It's okay I've seen the movie she grows up just fine:
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2017-04-14 04:14:57 PM  
It's first words will be "you gonna eat that".
 
2017-04-14 04:17:43 PM  

2chris2: Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples

Yeah, I'm gonna call bullshiat on this whole article.

Parents are stuffing this fat kid full of food, and it's India.  That's the story.


Yep, we're fostering an obese cat right now. Got her @ 28 lbs, too big to even get spayed, barely able to waddle.  Couple weeks later she's 20 lbs, running up stairs and jumping enough to get on the back support of my oversized "throne" chair. It's amazing what properly formulated food and the ability to say no to a cute furry face can accomplish. She's going to be get spayed on this coming Tuesday and be ready for adoption within two weeks of that.

She spent some time at the shelter but they were so overworked and understaffed they  couldn't provide specific care, she ate what the other animals ate. And she was cute so people would visit with treats. People speculated genetic condition when it was a simple fact of overfeeding.
 
2017-04-14 04:27:28 PM  
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2017-04-14 04:37:47 PM  
Downwind from Monsanto test area? Don't say i didn't warn you.
 
2017-04-14 04:46:18 PM  
It seems unwise to make a baby wear a necklace.
 
2017-04-14 04:48:56 PM  

2xhelix: Even Dolly Parton couldn't breastfeed that baby.


1970s joke:

Why did Dolly Parton buy a 280-ZX?

It was the only size that would fit.
 
2017-04-14 04:57:25 PM  

2chris2: Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples

Yeah, I'm gonna call bullshiat on this whole article.

Parents are stuffing this fat kid full of food, and it's India.  That's the story.


Yup. Bullshiat stories are always coming out of India. Anything like this and I just start with the assumption it's almost certainly bullshiat. Hasn't steered me wrong yet.
 
2017-04-14 04:58:16 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: It seems unwise to make a baby wear a necklace.


Also seems unwise to feed a baby until it's 38 lbs.  Or even have a baby when you are dirt poor.  These people clearly don't make good decisions in general.
 
2017-04-14 04:58:20 PM  
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2017-04-14 05:08:49 PM  

Ambivalence: Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat Kumar's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest she has a genetic disorder of some kind.  Hard skin?


Yeah....this isn't "Oh they're feeding her too much" situation.  There's some seriously wrong with this baby and she looks miserable.

/Hope her parents are able to get the help she needs.
 
2017-04-14 05:19:48 PM  

Ambivalence: Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat Kumar's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest she has a genetic disorder of some kind.  Hard skin?


I want to see if she tries eating other babies while shrugging off policemen's bullets.
 
2017-04-14 05:24:18 PM  
I'd assume Prader-Willi syndrome and, according to the video, they could not draw blood because she has too thick a layer of fat to get to her veins. However, while that may be, when I worked in a hospital we had some damn long specialized needles that were scary to look at.

(I watched a nurse shove a set of 5 inch long needles connected to an I.V. into a patients thighs to help re-hydrate them by tissue infusion. No, I have no idea why the Dr ordered such an antiquated -- and painful -- method.)

Indian physicians tend to be a strange lot. Probably because those who work with the general population of poor folks have very limited supplies. The Dr could do a surgical cut down to a vein -- an operation exposing a vein around the ankle, to directly draw blood from or to fix a semi permanent 'port' to inject medication or extract blood from. However, they probably do not want to do that because of the families poverty and such a procedure is a bit pricey.

So, it certainly sound like Prader-Willi syndrome.

I recall watching a program on it a long time ago and the family that had such a child had to put locks on the food cabinets and refrigerator or their kid would wolf down everything he could. A strictly controlled diet can maintain a normal weight but it is difficult. The affected person never feels full or satisfied. The skeleton can be affected, there is a possibility of a mental disorder also. One article I read, the affected person, having the food locked down in his house, was caught raiding restaurant garbage bins for more.

Unless this kids parents get some badly needed financial help, they're in for a tough time and the child's lifespan will be limited. From what I saw in the video, they probably do not have the budget to buy good food, let alone the food required for a specialized diet.

And here in the USA, there's a woman who is determined to become the worlds fattest person, deliberately, ever. She has the money to buy enormous amounts of food.
 
2017-04-14 05:24:21 PM  
Maybe some kind of excess myostatin condition. Too little myostatin, you end up like the Hulk. Too much, and you end up like Jaba the Hut.
 
2017-04-14 05:46:04 PM  

oukewldave: Bedstead Polisher: It seems unwise to make a baby wear a necklace.

Also seems unwise to feed a baby until it's 38 lbs.  Or even have a baby when you are dirt poor.  These people clearly don't make good decisions in general.


Actually having children when you're dirt poor is, unfortunatly, very smart.

That's the pension system in India, having your children take care of you at your old age.

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Why the fark they keep feeding it is farked up. And of course, there's no agency to remove the child from an abusive family.
 
2017-04-14 06:00:58 PM  
No one will be able to put that baby in a corner!
 
2017-04-14 06:06:10 PM  
Stop feeding the baby.  That will solve the problem.
 
2017-04-14 06:22:22 PM  

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My thought precisely.
 
2017-04-14 06:31:40 PM  

Mock26: Stop feeding the baby.  That will solve the problem.


Simplistic but largely correct.

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2017-04-14 06:56:33 PM  
I have the feeling I'll be seeing a lot of that picture on Fark.
 
2017-04-14 07:03:31 PM  

edmo: I have the feeling I'll be seeing a lot of that picture on Fark.


Meme's never die
 
2017-04-14 07:17:54 PM  
Feed fatty McFat!  He overpowered us and ate the entire krispy kreme production line!


Get your farking kid in line.
 
2017-04-14 07:17:59 PM  

Rik01: So, it certainly sound like Prader-Willi syndrome.

I recall watching a program on it a long time ago and the family that had such a child had to put locks on the food cabinets and refrigerator or their kid would wolf down everything he could. A strictly controlled diet can maintain a normal weight but it is difficult. The affected person never feels full or satisfied.


That has to be the worst disease ever. You can basically make the patient look like a normal person, unfortunately they get to feel like they are living in a concentration camp forever.
 
2017-04-14 07:23:26 PM  

Nidiot: Rik01: So, it certainly sound like Prader-Willi syndrome.

I recall watching a program on it a long time ago and the family that had such a child had to put locks on the food cabinets and refrigerator or their kid would wolf down everything he could. A strictly controlled diet can maintain a normal weight but it is difficult. The affected person never feels full or satisfied.

That has to be the worst disease ever. You can basically make the patient look like a normal person, unfortunately they get to feel like they are living in a concentration camp forever.


True however that means your options are,
A) Eat the perfect diet for your activity level and body type, be healthy otherwise but not feel full or satisfied
B) Be a land whale with a laundry list of health issues, not to mention likely self esteem and emotional issues to boot and never feel full or satisfied

In a strange way, once you know what is going on it makes it easier to live a healthy life. Most people have the option of being healthy and fit or chocolate cake!
 
2017-04-14 07:39:38 PM  
Huh. My baby wants to party all the time.

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2017-04-14 07:45:02 PM  

Luse: Nidiot: Rik01: So, it certainly sound like Prader-Willi syndrome.

I recall watching a program on it a long time ago and the family that had such a child had to put locks on the food cabinets and refrigerator or their kid would wolf down everything he could. A strictly controlled diet can maintain a normal weight but it is difficult. The affected person never feels full or satisfied.

That has to be the worst disease ever. You can basically make the patient look like a normal person, unfortunately they get to feel like they are living in a concentration camp forever.

True however that means your options are,
A) Eat the perfect diet for your activity level and body type, be healthy otherwise but not feel full or satisfied
B) Be a land whale with a laundry list of health issues, not to mention likely self esteem and emotional issues to boot and never feel full or satisfied

In a strange way, once you know what is going on it makes it easier to live a healthy life. Most people have the option of being healthy and fit or chocolate cake!


True, the patient gets to feel like they are starving all the time whether or not they eat, so may as well eat less, but it still must feel awful. I'm assuming they are immune to any sort of appetite suppression and things like amphetamines don't work. Sounds like hell.
 
2017-04-14 09:44:54 PM  

Ambivalence: Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat Kumar's condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest she has a genetic disorder of some kind.  Hard skin?


This is reminding me of a medical documentary about a British kid with similar appearance. I can't remember the name of his condition but it was incredibly rare - like less than 20 alive in the world. Not Prader Willi.
 
2017-04-14 09:48:52 PM  

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That kid's name is Jambik and he has his own documentary, which will make you sad.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb4Xik-JROI
 
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