10-Month old baby weighs like a 9-year-old child

10-Month old baby weighs like a 9-year-old child

Ten-month-old Luis Gonzales and his mother Isabel Pantoja, 24, are pictured at their home in Mexico.

Speaking to Mail Online, Gonzales' mother, Isabel Pantoja, explained that she originally attributed her son's rapid growth to her having "good breast milk".

While it is unclear what is causing the baby's extreme weight, doctors believe Luis could be suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome. Also, the condition often leads to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Isabel Pantoja, 24, holds Luis as they head towards the hospital for his medical check-up in Mexico on November 9, 2017.

At two months of age, Luis weighed 10 kilos.

Lius' family is now facing several difficulties raising the child as the doctors have considered giving him hormonal treatment, which include injections that cost $555 per shot, despite his father earning just $200 per month, Daily Mail reported. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18 kilos.

Luis Manuel has to go to hospital four-times a week for medical tests as the family struggle with medical bills.

"It hurts to watch the nurses search among the rolls of fat on his arms for a vein", father Mario Gonzales said. Later at two months, Luis's weight reach up to 22 lbs which let his parents in great tension.

The family take turns pushing him to check-ups in a stroller, which one day collapsed beneath his weight.

But he can not walk or even crawl.

Pantoja said he is becoming exhausted from carrying him so much, despite being a well-built man who works at a juice plant.

Ten-month-old Luis Gonzales (L) is pictured with his parents Isabel Pantoja (standing) and Mario Gonzales, and his elder brother Mario at their home in Tecoman, Colima State, Mexico on November 8, 2017.

Silvia Orozco, a doctor specializing in nutrition, took notice of the case and chose to help out.

If the tissue analysis results prove her theory correct, Orozco thinks that Gonzales' condition could be aided by hormone shots, Mail Online reports.

Understandably spooked, they started a Facebook page and bank account with the aim of raising funds to care for him.

A number of doctors believe Luis may be suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome, a complex genetic disorder that is caused by the loss of function of specific genes.

Doctors are still not certain of the cause of Luis weight gain.

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