Sad! Little boy has rare condition that causes his hand to swell to 5 times its normal size

Sad! Little boy has rare condition that causes his hand to swell to 5 times its normal size

- Little Dreshawn Dixon was born with lymphedema

- It has caused his left hand to swell to five times its normal size

- It could turn fatal should he suffer a simple cut because of excessive bleeding

A little boy in Delaware, US was born with lymphedema, a condition that has caused his left hand to swell to five times its normal size.

Dreshawn Dixon's hand fills up with fluid as a result of the condition, which his mother, 27-year-old Crystal, says is painful.

To reduce the pain, Crystal said she wraps Dreshawn's hand in compression garments and gives him lymphatic massages throughout the day.

Little Dreshawn and his mother Crystal. Photo: Caters News Agency

Little Dreshawn and his mother Crystal. Photo: Caters News Agency

Unfortunately, people often stare at Dreshawn's hand and mock him whenever Crystal goes out with him. She however insists that she loves him and is not ashamed of him.

In an interview, Crystal said her son's condition is potentially fatal.

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Dreshawn's swollen hand. Photo: Caters News Agency

Dreshawn's swollen hand. Photo: Caters News Agency

She said: "Because of the size of his hand, if he gets a cut he could bleed to death or suffer a dangerous infection, so we always have to watch him and he can't play as much as other babies."

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Crystal added that Dreshawn is a happy baby right now and that she'll make sure he's not ashamed of his condition once he grows up.

The condition is known as lymphedema. Photo: Caters News Caters

The condition is known as lymphedema. Photo: Caters News Caters

Source: Yen.com.gh

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