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Toddler Weighs 55 Pounds At 15 Months
WKMG Orlando ^ | June 1, 2004

Posted on 06/01/2004 2:44:47 PM PDT by Shermy

A 15-month-old child in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia weighs 55 pounds and is gaining nearly 5 pounds a month, according to a Local 6 News report.

Luka Meliksishvili has been rapidly gaining weight since his birth, according to his parents. He already carries the weight of a 6-year-old child, Local 6 News reported Monday night.

Luka's mother, Eka Meliksishvili, said doctors in Tbilisi have examined her son and advised her not to be too concerned. They said Luka may be able to shed his excess weight as he grows older.

Watch Local 6 News for more on the story.


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KEYWORDS: childhoodobesity; chubs; macattack
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More pics and video at link.

1 posted on 06/01/2004 2:44:47 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Kenny Bunk; Dog; swarthyguy; jennyp; okie01; MizSterious; Battle Axe; mhking; aculeus; ...

Big ping.


2 posted on 06/01/2004 2:46:00 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy

Future Olympic weightlifter..


3 posted on 06/01/2004 2:46:37 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Shermy

The next WWE Champion..


5 posted on 06/01/2004 2:48:17 PM PDT by Dog (In Memory of Pat Tillman ---- ---- ---- American Hero.)
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To: Shermy

the plague.


6 posted on 06/01/2004 2:48:48 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Shermy

The poor little kid.

FoxNews showed a brief video. The mother was shoveling food into the kid's mouth. Unless the child has some medical condition (and the reports said he didn't), then the problem is 'enabler' parent(s).


7 posted on 06/01/2004 2:49:23 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Shermy

My "little" bro weighed 40 lbs. at 12 months. Fell on my two pet pigeons. They died in each other's wings...


8 posted on 06/01/2004 2:50:21 PM PDT by Mr Ducklips
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To: Shermy; Lion in Winter; Destro; Honorary Serb; RussianConservative; vooch; captain albala; ...

Anyone know how to say "Atkins' Diet" in Georgian?


9 posted on 06/01/2004 2:50:43 PM PDT by FormerLib (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: ValerieUSA; Mo1; grannie9
Ouchie Ouchie Ouchie PING !

So9

10 posted on 06/01/2004 2:51:46 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: Shermy

Soon to be on a supermarket tabloid cover near you!


12 posted on 06/01/2004 2:53:15 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Shermy

Atkins gone bad????


13 posted on 06/01/2004 2:55:42 PM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: Mr Ducklips

Well, we moved from Indian Country to New Yawk in '67. The culture shock was plenty; but the pizza and pastrami were plenty good. I miss those, too - but not much else.


14 posted on 06/01/2004 2:57:06 PM PDT by Mr Ducklips
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To: FormerLib
In Georgia, as well as most of the South, I believe it would have been considered a misdemeanor at the very least, should one eat while Chet was performing....

:~)

15 posted on 06/01/2004 2:57:16 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Democrats assume Republicans lie as much as they do.)
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To: Mr Ducklips

Whoops. Wrong thread.


16 posted on 06/01/2004 2:58:03 PM PDT by Mr Ducklips
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To: TomGuy

17 posted on 06/01/2004 3:00:35 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Mr Ducklips
Nonsense. Pizza and pastrami go with everything.
18 posted on 06/01/2004 3:01:53 PM PDT by prion
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To: Shermy
First thing that comes to mind is Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Children with this have no hunger control...in the sense that they always feel ravenously hungry. Early on, this comes as a relief, since for the first few months, they tend to have a very weak suckling reflex.

Until the 1980s, almost none of the children with this lived through their pre-teens much less through their delayed puberty.

19 posted on 06/01/2004 3:01:59 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: prion

I think it's the sugar frosted Cherobyl Flakes this kid is eating.


20 posted on 06/01/2004 3:07:23 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Shermy

21 posted on 06/01/2004 3:09:34 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: Shermy

'GMF'.......?


22 posted on 06/01/2004 3:10:22 PM PDT by maestro
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To: lepton

Maybe this will be the next Andre the Giant....


23 posted on 06/01/2004 3:12:12 PM PDT by softengine (Life is like a roll of toilet paper.....The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.)
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To: Shermy

Anyone see Vasily Alexiyev hanging around Mom's house?


24 posted on 06/01/2004 3:15:04 PM PDT by 12B
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To: reagan_fanatic

Todzilla. Fortunately for mom, he no longer breast feeds.


25 posted on 06/01/2004 3:16:56 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: Shermy

Looks like 2nd generation canned formula to me.


26 posted on 06/01/2004 3:18:43 PM PDT by BriarBey
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To: TomGuy; Shermy
Here's a better link on the same site: Prader-Willi Syndrome Basic Facts

Appetite Disorder

Hypothalamic dysfunction is thought to be the cause of the disordered appetite/satiety function characteristic of PWS. Compulsive eating and obsession with food usually begin before age 6. The urge to eat is physiological and overwhelming; it is difficult to control and requires constant vigilance.

Weight Management Challenge

Compounding the pressure of excessive appetite is a decreased calorie utilization in those with PWS (typically 1,000-1,200 kcal per day for adults), due to low muscle mass and inactivity. A balanced, low-calorie diet with vitamin and calcium supplementation is recommended. Regular weigh-ins and periodic diet review are needed. The best meal and snack plan is one the family or caregiver is able to apply routinely and consistently. Weight control depends on external food restriction and may require locking the kitchen and food storage areas.

My experience with a coupl of children with this suggest that the "locking the kitchen and food storage areas" advice is a major "no kidding!" suggestion.

Children with this will literally eat until no more can be stuffed inside if sufficient food is available. They are often completely indescriminate in what food they will eat...raw eggs, sticks of butter, raw bacon or hamburger, straight sugar, vanilla extract, partially rotten food - pretty much anything.

It was not uncommon to hear parents of children with this relate coming home after a major trip to the grocery store, and in returning for the last bag finding the doors to the house locked...and when they finally get inside, finding their child has eaten everything openable that they'd bought.

27 posted on 06/01/2004 3:21:30 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Shermy

A Michael Moore offspring?


28 posted on 06/01/2004 3:21:41 PM PDT by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: Shermy

Kid looks a little like the Michelin man.


29 posted on 06/01/2004 3:22:06 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

I am gonna have to say a prayer that he never gets near my dog, or my car for that matter, he would probably like my ex wife Velveeta, she was good at puttin on da pounds


30 posted on 06/01/2004 3:25:50 PM PDT by Delmont (Velveeta-taint and all that news)
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To: Shermy

If this were the USA, some social worker would have already been called to take custody from his parents.


31 posted on 06/01/2004 3:26:20 PM PDT by valkyrieanne
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To: TomGuy

Dont you believe it. I had a daughter who was 30 pounds at 7 months and is about 200 at age 11. We were vegan vegiarians when she was little. The child eats and eats. When she was a babe I tried to cut her back to no avail. She would scream for hours our primary said give her all the food she wants, she must need it. She would drink formula until she vomited.

She has been to Boston Children's and monitered by my primary. He says there is nothing I can do. There are no fun snacks and soda at our house. He feels she is prediabatic. I think she has no off switch. I would give ten years of my life to adress this issue/


32 posted on 06/01/2004 3:29:03 PM PDT by mlmr (Poisoning pigeons in the Park............)
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To: Shermy

The "Great Western Hope" Sumo Wrestler


33 posted on 06/01/2004 3:29:28 PM PDT by AmericaUnited (It's time someone says the emperor has no clothes.)
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To: ErnBatavia

He made music!


34 posted on 06/01/2004 3:32:17 PM PDT by B4Ranch (“If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison-Dwight Eisenhower-12/8/49)
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To: Shermy
I had a previous employee out of Fall River, MA with a boy like that.

At just under two years of age, he weighed 65# and wore adult Depends.

I got a call one moring saying that he would be late for work. His boy got hold of his keyring and snapped off all his keys on the coffee table.

My employee said that he was that big at that age. When he left our company, he weighed 290# and would have been 6'2" IF he could straighten his back.

I found that there were many people like this in MA, but most didn't live past the age of 50.

35 posted on 06/01/2004 3:33:29 PM PDT by Deguello
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To: Shermy

My second son weighed 30 pounds at 12 months. He was off the charts. But now he's only 5'11" and weighs in around 150 pounds.


36 posted on 06/01/2004 3:41:08 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: mlmr

You might definitely want to look at my link on Prader-Willi Syndrome above.


37 posted on 06/01/2004 3:55:47 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Shermy

Good Heavens! This poor child gives new meaning to the term baby fat.


38 posted on 06/01/2004 3:59:12 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: sheik yerbouty

Nah, sumo wrestler.


39 posted on 06/01/2004 3:59:54 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Shermy

Has anyone asked Teddy the K for a DNA sample? Where was he 24 months ago?


40 posted on 06/01/2004 4:03:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (John Kerry: Post Turtle)
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To: FormerLib
Anyone know how to say "Atkins' Diet" in Georgian?

I don't think it's relevant. It sounds like the poor kid is suffering from one of the rare (and perhaps single-gene) genetic abnormalities that result in early--and massive--obesity. Some specialists might even be able to help him, if he has one of the known genetic abnormalities. If the gene is unknown, it at least might help shed light on one of the causes of the more usual types of overweight/obesity and related conditions that afflict the rest of us, and cause some of us to flee to Atkins and other pop diet gurus.

41 posted on 06/01/2004 4:26:50 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (May 17, 2004: a day that will live in INFAMY!)
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To: Shermy
My name is Luka...
I fell through the second floor.

42 posted on 06/01/2004 4:28:15 PM PDT by Tredge
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To: Shermy

Marth Stewart as a child, or could it be mike moore?


43 posted on 06/01/2004 4:35:26 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Dan Rather,Tom Brokaw, Peter the Canadian all sway to the left.)
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To: Shermy

I'M LOVIN' IT ! :o)


44 posted on 06/01/2004 4:36:50 PM PDT by traumer
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To: dead

Is that your kid? (Check out dead's home page...)


45 posted on 06/01/2004 4:36:55 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Stop the war. ********** NUKE EM NOW !)
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To: Mercat
My second son weighed 30 pounds at 12 months.

How much did he weigh at birth?

46 posted on 06/01/2004 4:47:42 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: Servant of the 9
A 15-month-old child in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia weighs 55 pounds and is gaining nearly 5 pounds a month, according to a Local 6 News report.

Holy Cow .. my 9 year old weights 60 pounds

47 posted on 06/01/2004 5:23:49 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: mlmr

If I were you, I would say there is something you can do. Get yourself another doctor! There most definitely is something wrong with a 200lb. 11 year old who can't stop eating. What kind of doctor says there is "nothing" you can do about something like this? If it isn't something medical or physical (as in Prader-Willi Syndrome) then the problem is psychological, in which case some major behavior modification (in a controlled environment) can be done, if you're willing. I'm sure it would be extremely tough on your whole family (and probably expensive), but I think it's worth a try. Your daughter's life depends on it.

I simply don't believe that there is "nothing" that can be done for your daughter.


48 posted on 06/01/2004 5:38:01 PM PDT by wimpycat ("The road to the promised land runs past Sinai."-C.S. Lewis)
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To: sheik yerbouty
Future Olympic weightlifter..

Future Olympic wieght, more likely.

I didn't know Tbilisi toddlers waddled to McDonald's, let alone could say, "Super-size it!"</s
49 posted on 06/01/2004 5:58:01 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: Shermy

here he is at 60

50 posted on 06/01/2004 6:08:53 PM PDT by petercooper (Islam is not a religion of peace. It's a sadistic death cult.)
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