MAPASEKA Semenyane desperately needs help with her 16-month-old son, who already weighs 18,5kg.
The 30-year-old mum from phase 7 kasi in Mangaung told Daily Sun her boy, Lucky, was already wearing clothes for kids aged between four and six and has size seven shoes.
She said she couldn’t carry Lucky on her back because he weighed as much as a 10-year-old.
Mapaseka is very worried about her son as he keeps gaining weight at an abnormally fast pace.
The worried mum said: “I gave birth by C-section at Pelonomi Hospital last April. Lucky weighed 3,9kg at birth and he has been growing very fast ever since.
“He now weighs 18,5kg and doctors say that’s the weight for a 10-year-old. The doctors have been testing his heart and so far they have said there is no sign of anything to worry about.
“They say they will not be sending him for any more tests.
“I can’t hold my child or carry him on my back.
“Luckily a Good Samaritan donated a pram but his clothes don’t last long as they become too small in a matter of days.”
Nthabiseng Mbalo (31), whose son Itumeleng was born 17 days before Lucky, said her child wore size three shoes.
“Mapaseka gives me clothes that no longer fit Lucky and I give her money for new stuff for him,” she said.
Free State Health Department spokesman, Mondli Mvambi, said they would continue to monitor and support Lucky’s family.
Source : DailySun