Did anyone see the TLC show about the 760 pound man? I watched the last 30 minutes of this show. The man died of septic shock (bacteria in the blood stream that causes organ failure)at age 39. I am wondering anyone’s thoughts on the show. This man weighted 100 lbs in the first grade and 160 lbs in the fourth grade. Did it not occur to his parents when he went to the first grade and he was twice the size of everyone else that something might be wrong? Did they take him to a physician to make sure nothing medically is wrong? (I do not know if they did because I did not see the first half of the show)
It showed him in a nursing home, the doctor asked him when the last time he walked and he said 1998. This man has been bedridden since 1998, now that is frightening. I am not trying to make anyone that is obese feel bad or make this man that is dead suffer anymore than he did in his 39 years here on earth. However, if anyone has children that are overweight, make the right dietary and activity changes now before it is too late. Make sure there is nothing medically wrong causing their problem. As a physician (Emergency Medicine), obesity is certainly a fatal disease as this show demonstrated in this extreme case.
It did show that while he was in the nursing home, one of his family members
brought him snacks and he got caught by the nutritionist. He did admit that loves to eat. By the appearance of his siblings, they are not far behing him in the weight department.
I was just wondering if anyone else saw this show. It was followed by the 600 lbs woman show which I did not watch.