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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:22 am

UK may take obese boy from mother

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LONDON -- British authorities may take an eight-year-old boy weighing 218 pounds into protective custody unless his mother improves his diet, officials said Monday.

Social service officials will meet family members Tuesday to discuss the health of Connor McCreaddie, who weighs more than three times the average for his age.

"The worst case would be Connor getting taken into care. He is well cared for," the boy's mother, Nicola McKeown, told ITV television.

A spokeswoman for health officials in Wallsend, North Tyneside, some 500 kilometres north of London, said Tuesday's hearing was part of a process that could eventually lead to Connor being taken into protective care.

The health agencies organizing Tuesday's meeting issued a statement saying they "have been working with the family over a prolonged period of time and will continue to do so."

An unnamed health official was quoted as telling the Sunday Times that taking custody of Connor would be a last resort, but said the family had repeatedly failed to attend appointments with nurses, nutritionists and social workers.

"Child abuse is not just about hitting your children or sexually abusing them, it is also about neglect," the official was quoted as saying.

Dr. Colin Waine, the director of the National Obesity Forum in Nottingham, England, called Connor's lifestyle "extremely dangerous," adding he is at risk of developing diabetes in his early teens, and cardiovascular and nervous system problems in his twenties.

"He's really at risk of dying by the time he's 30," Waine said.

Pediatrician Dr. Michael Markiewicz agreed. "I'm not saying they can't care for him, but what they are doing is through the way they are treating him and feeding him, they are slowly killing him," he said.

Connor's case attracted national attention after his mother allowed an ITV News crew to film his day-to-day life over the course of a month. Connor's mother said he steals and hides food, frustrating her efforts to help him.

"He has double, triple what a normal boy (of his age) would have, but if I didn't give him enough at teatime then he would just go on at us all night for snacks and stuff," she told ITV.
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Postby dream_017 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:23 am

Bravo UK ;-D
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:29 pm

Good job UK. ;-D

That is DANGEROUSLY obese. 8-o
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Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:18 pm

Good they should.
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Postby Flux » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:52 pm

maybe hes also just really tall :-b
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Postby m16a » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:54 pm

glad they are smarter than the USA...
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Postby Sandrock » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:41 pm

Wow, 218 pounds at age 8. I'm a samoan with a large frame and I didn't even hit 200 till high school.
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Postby FBBVirgin » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:47 pm

I didn't read into it, but I saw a title saying the Boy will stay with his mom.


This reminded me of those old Jerry Springer type shows in which the mom's are on there saying they give their 2 year old 8 whoppers a day so that he will someday play for the Cowboys and make her millions of dollars. Sure mom, your 800 pound son is going to play tight end in the pros...that could happen
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