(OTTAWA CITIZEN) — Nine-month-old Wyatt Scott looks like a typical infant with his red, drool-stained bib and wide, bright blue eyes. But the Ottawa baby is puzzling doctors with an extremely rare condition that prevents him from opening his mouth fully.
Wyatt suffers from a congenital trismus, which has locked his jaw, preventing eating, drinking and speech.
Since his birth nine months ago, Wyatt and his mother, Amy Miville, and father, Andrew Scott, have been in and out of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Despite numerous tests, doctors are at a loss to explain the underlying causes of the disorder with no known cases of this type on record.
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“We have no idea how he’s going to progress. We can understand the family’s frustration, but we don’t know the diagnosis or the underlying condition,” said Dr. Kheirie Issa, Wyatt’s pediatrician.