The doctors were convinced that Elio Figueredo from Tampa, FL won’t last years and even told my mother to prepare for the funeral. The boy was born with a rare, unknown form of ichthyosis is that the skin grows too fast. She’s got almost no protective barrier to moisturize. If you do not regularly remove dead cells, previously as follows otmoknut, dry skin will strip off with blood. So the child twice a week taking bleach baths, and all the hours he needs liberally all over the body moisturizer.
Mother Elio said Barcroft.tv that the disease was for her a complete surprise. The pregnancy was normal, besides it’s her third child. Nothing foreshadowed such an outcome. Doctors put the boy different diagnoses. First decided that he had candidiasis — an infection caused by yeast. The baby was sent to a special incubator, but only became worse. Then he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease. And only then the doctors realized that the baby’s skin lacks moisture.
The first three years he spent in a special establishment, where they could provide adequate care.
Mother and sisters called Elio — “little Elmo”, red complexion and larger body parts. He wears clothes with long sleeves and hats in any weather, because the sun is detrimental to Elio, literally burns the skin. If the child will fall and hurt himself, he will not be to suture, the skin regenerates so fast, that one day the wound will heal.
The boy’s life is full of difficulties. “Little superhero” periodically faced with ridicule and rudeness on the street and in school. “Every day of my life people are whispering behind my back. But I don’t care. I reached the stage where their hurtful words don’t hurt. Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words do not bring pain.”
“I said kill yourself, said I was ugly, called me a tomato, a disabled person, I watched the children insulted my parents…”
Sister had been to Elio a real bodyguard.
“You know, — she says — he can be annoying, greedy, but that’s what younger brothers?“
Sometimes people call the police, thinking that the Elio has suffered from abuse by adults. Mother told me that one time they had a picnic at sunset by the sea, because to go to the beach can Elio only in the evening. Suddenly came the fire, then police. They asked a lot of questions: was it burns well treat the child in the family. It is because of such situations, the mother is in possession of documents which prove that the child is suffering from a serious disease.
Elio plans for the future. He is an early childhood dreams of becoming a chef. When his peers were watching cartoons, he spent hours watching cooking shows.
Mother says they would really like to have doctors give the condition any name. “So hard, when people ask, and we can answer — we’re not sure“.
The boy who grows too quickly skin is forced to take bleach baths updated: June 5, 2019 author: Anastasia Belskaya