3-year-old boy with an eating disorder that only allows him to eat sweets.
We often hear of food allergies
and how they affect kids at a young age, for example diabetes, peanut allergies and gluten sensitivities.
I'm a total softy when it comes to kids and their ailments, I can’t stand when they get hurt or sick or have to suffer in some sort of way.
Kids love sweets
, I mean it’s definitely not something new, we all know that. Often we think kids could eat sweets all day and they would be the happiest beings that ever lived, well for one little boy from Battlesbridge, Essex, this is a reality.
Three-year-old, Finley Ranson, suffers from a rare disorder called, eosinophilic enterocolitis which deprives him from eating absolutely anything but boiled sweets. When I say nothing, I mean like no food, whatsoever.
According to MailOnline, h
is body fights food off as if it was a virus and suffers internal bleeding when he does consume anything, but boiled sweets. He is fed nutrients by having a highly nutritional liquid food formula placed through his stomach. Finley gets a feeding every two and a half hours.
A close eye has to be kept on Finley and because of that, Rhys his mother, has taken that as a full-time job. When he receives a feeding he has to be watched quite carefully for if the tube has to detach from his stomach and break, she has about 20 minutes to rush him to the hospital to put in a replacement tube before him needing another operation.
That, to me, is completely heartbreaking.
But none of this gets this little boy down; he is completely happy and enjoys his sweets dearly. He can have about 10 of these boiled sweets every day.
What makes him even more adorable is the fact that his favourite places to go to are pubs and Nando’s chicken where he sits across from his parents and enjoys a cup of crushed ice while they have their meals.
His older sister, Georgia has a similar disorder. She is deprived of eating, eggs, dairy and soya; although she is able to eat everything else.
This brings me back to parents with kids suffering from these kinds of disorders, how do you cope?
- This could lead to increased medical bills.
Their lunch boxes also need special attention; they cannot just be given lunch money on a busy morning.
- This would call for night before preparation of lunch boxes for school.
That’s only two examples and for many full-time working parents that can be very hard. I would like to know how they do it.