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Mother Speaks About The Difficulties Of Raising A Teenage Son With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - And Reveals He Hasn't Been Able To Leave His House In Nearly A YEAR

Monday 22 October 2018

 

From the Daily Mail Australia's FEMAIL:

 

Jem Temm and son Luke
Jen Temm (pictured with Luke) said when her son
first got sick they took him to the family GP who
thought he was suffering a nasty viral infection.
(Photo: © supplied Jen Temm)
 

Mother speaks about the difficulties of raising a teenage son with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - and reveals he hasn't been able to leave his house in nearly a YEAR

  • Jen Temm, of Sydney, has spoken about how CFS affects her 15-year-old son
  • She says he first became ill with flu-like symptoms when he was just 10-years old
  • His diagnosis means he can't go to school and is often bedbound for weeks
  • For more information about ME/CFS please visit Emerge Australia

By Emilia Mazza for Daily Mail Australia
21 October 2018
© Associated Newspapers Ltd

A mother has spoken about the stress and fear of raising a teenager who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - a condition that will be with him for the rest of his life.

Jen Temm, 53, from Sydney's Chatswood, has a 15-year-old son, Luke, and for the past five years he's been constantly unwell - and heartbreakingly there's no end in sight.

'Luke first became ill when he was 10,' Ms Temm recalled. 'He caught a winter flu that never seemed to quite clear up.'

'We first took him to our usual GP and she thought it was a nasty viral infection, and told us to let him rest.'

But Luke didn't get better and his symptoms continued to become more severe.

 

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