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Mum's Battle Over Teen Son's Illness

Tuesday 23 July 2019

 

From Ireland's EchoLive.ie Cork Lives:

 

Roan Spillane and Yvonne Brewer Spillane
ECHO FEATURES: Ronan Spillane, 15, from Midleton
who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
with his mum Yvonne Brewer Spillane.
 

Mum’s battle over teen son’s illness

By Chris Dunne
19 July 2019
© echolive.ie.

IMAGINE, after a great celebration at your child’s confirmation, that he comes down with a mysterious illness that knocks him for six. Zapped of energy, he grinds to a halt, stopped in his tracks before he is a teenager.

This is what happened to Roan Spillane, 15, from Midleton, who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as ME, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

The condition has a long history of identity crisis. There are no diagnostic procedures or physical findings that define it, only a collection of symptoms.

“Roan was never sick,” says his mum Yvonne Brewer Spillane.

“He only went to the doctor when he was a baby to get his vaccinations. For weeks after his confirmation, Roan had a chest infection, and he had terrible fatigue that affected the movement in his arms and legs.”

 

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