A mother of a 14-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with autism, and who also has a rare genetic disorder, said her child is doing well.
The ABC has been told the child is in intensive care after doctors discovered he had a rare form of the genetic disorder known as microcephaly.
The child is now being monitored by a specialist in the field, but has not been told what kind of treatment he will receive.
The mother, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was told her son had a very small brain mass, which makes him vulnerable to brain damage.
“It’s a little bit frightening because there are a lot of other things happening,” she said.
“We don’t have a lot, so he’s a bit vulnerable.”
The child, who has cerebral palsy, is not receiving any of the standard therapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy, to control his symptoms, but she said the boy was being monitored closely by doctors.
“They’re very concerned about him, they’re concerned about his brain,” she explained.
“And they’re very, very anxious about him.”
She said her son’s condition was deteriorating rapidly and that his family was worried about him.
“He has this small brain that is going to get damaged and that’s not good for him,” she added.
“This is just really hard for us to cope with.”‘
There is a problem with the boys’ safety’The mother said the children’s carer was “not very helpful” and that it was not safe for the boys to be in the home.
“I have a little boy who lives with his mum and I’ve seen him suffer,” she told the ABC.
“There is no one to take care of him, there’s no one around to keep him company.”
The family have been through a lot.
It’s not something we are prepared to put up with.
“These are children, and these are their families, and this is their safety, and they need the same sort of care as anyone else.”
The family said the family had received numerous death threats and that their safety was being seriously questioned.””
This is the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with.”
The family said the family had received numerous death threats and that their safety was being seriously questioned.
“If we are going to have a relationship with the police, we will have to leave the house,” she claimed.
“Our kids are scared to go to the toilet, they are afraid to walk the streets and they are scared of the police.”
The mother of the 14-week-old said she did not want to be identified as she feared her family would lose her child.
“Because we don’t want them to be afraid of the media,” she admitted.
“For us, it’s just been like we’re not safe.”
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