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New Haven Toddler unable to eat because of rare disorders

Tuesday, February 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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www.voicenews.com, February 12, 2017

By: Meg LeDucFor

 

“Have you ever seen true desperation?” Leah Carter asked in a Facebook post. “This morning’s desperate act is over toothpaste. Toothpaste that was just within the reach of (Elliot’s) tiny little fingers. It was in his mouth before I could even react.”

Elliot Carter, 18 months, knows what food is. But because of rare disorders that doctors suspect are based on an overarching autoimmune issue, the toddler is unable to eat. Allergic to all foods but breast milk and ice chips, Elliot is fed fluids through a pump in his chest, a process called TPN.

 

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