4yr old Autistic boy saves mother's life

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27 Nov 2017, 1:43 am

A mum says her four-year-old autistic son probably saved her life after he became completely obsessed with a mole on her leg that turned out to be deadly skin cancer.
https://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/11/ ... g-her-life
Kirsty Nelson, 39, said her son Zac, who is non-verbal and doesn’t like to make eye contact, noticed the mole on her lower right leg about four weeks ago.

"Zac would come up to me 30 or 40 times a day, look me straight in the eye, even though he doesn’t like to make eye contact, grab my hand and put it on the mole and then make sure he made eye contact with me again," she said.

"He was completely obsessed to the point of it being the first thing he did when he came home from nursery."

She said a skin specialist confirmed (it was cancerous) on Saturday it was "close if not in the early days of melanoma".

Mrs Nelson, from Worcester Park, London, said the mole was due to be removed and tested in the next couple of weeks, but was told that hopefully it’s been caught early enough so that it’s totally treatable.



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27 Nov 2017, 2:28 am

Great find kid


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27 Nov 2017, 10:47 am

I read the title as a "49yr year old autistic boy saves mother's life" :lol: I wonder if he just took fascination in it and the mother decided to get it checked out.


But off topic here:

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"Even other mums have been negative. When he was playing with a feather at the top of a slide, a mum came over to say my son was ‘so naughty because he wouldn’t come down’."


This part bothered me, he is blocking the slide keeping other kids from coming down and autism is no excuse to allow him to block the slide. Have him move to another spot and play with the feather there. I think it was poorly worded on the other mom's part because maybe she meant "You son is naughty because he is being inconsiderate by not letting other kids down the slide because he is in the way." Sure if they were the only ones there, then it wouldn't be a big deal and if you see another kid waiting at the bottom, ask them if they wanted to go down it and move your kid.


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05 Dec 2017, 1:05 pm

:sigh:

Maybe I'm just jaded or whatever, but to me it reads as one of those psychic pet stories.



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05 Dec 2017, 1:45 pm

Nice!


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