a rare condition, and perhaps will always be judged by his looks? “I am not unhappy, nor do I feel any sorrow that my son is different,” Biswajit says without betraying any emotion.
Can you even imagine of a new-born baby having wrinkles on the face, hollow eyes and a shrunken body and resembling as he is an 80-year-old?
And you are definitely wrong if you are thinking that this is a scene straight out of ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’
As we are talking about a baby boy who was born in Bangladesh’s ‘Magura’ district on Sunday afternoon. The Newborn baby is born with a rare medical condition called ‘Progeria.’
Talking about Progeria, People suffering from this medical condition ages eight times faster than others.
But Will the Boy survive for a long ?
Most Progeria patients die very young age, but the family, however, hopes that the baby will grow into a healthy boy. Also, the doctors at the hospital say that, for the time, both the mother and the newborn are doing well.
“The baby looks old because his father also looks more than his age. I just hope that the baby will lead a long and healthy life,” says Arabindu Mondal, the baby’s maternal uncle.
In February this year, a 4-year-old boy Bayezid of ‘Khalia’ village was diagnosed with Progeria. Incidentally, Bayezid’s village is not very far from the newborn’s. In the first week of August, doctors at the local hospital in Madura suggested that Bayezid be sent to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for further treatment.
Though the Parents are overjoyed with the arrival of new family member
The parents of this boy belong to a really poor family in ‘Bhulbaria’ Village in Bangladesh. Parul Patro is the mother of the boy and wife of Biswajit Patro, a poor farmer.
However, the family has been busy meeting relatives and several curious villagers, all flocking the hospital to see if babies, like her son, really exist.
Parul and family are ecstatic to have a new member join their family of three. Tell Biswajit, the father, that his son resembles him, and he breaks into a big smile. “Our first child, Aparna, has taken after her mother. But my boy looks like me, and I am happy,” he says.
When the father was asked that Does it concern him that the baby is suffering from
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