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Boy, 10, keeps throwing himself out of first floor window after ‘evil’ infection changes him overnight

THE mum of a 10-year-old boy has told how he keeps throwing himself from heights - after being struck down by an "evil" infection.

Fiona Fleming said Brody changed virtually "overnight" leaving the Norfolk schoolboy suffering with intense psychotic episodes.

She heartbreakingly revealed: "In April he woke up...and was a completely different child."

Fiona told the Mirror she has since been informed he may have a rare condition triggered by an infection which is causing his behaviour to change.

"I suffered temporary loss of eye sight because he whipped me around the head with a curtain pole," she revealed.

"He had done nothing like that before. I didn't know where to go."

Fiona, who lives in Poringland, said from an early age Brody seemed different to other children.

At three, he wouldn't play with his classmates and by the age of seven he was staying up for more than 30 hours without sleep, she said.

However, things have gone from bad to worse over the last 12 months and he now experiences visual hallucinations.

Single mum Fiona, 32, said: "One time he jumped out of my bedroom window.

"He injured himself but he was in such a psychotic state he got up, rode on his bike into the road and into the path of a police officer.

"We are going to have to move house into a bungalow because of the jumping."

Fiona has been told that as well as suspected ADHD, autism and schizophrenia, Brody may have Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAs).

The condition is sparked by his body reacting to an infection and can be treated with antibiotics.

It has been dubbed "evil" by Fiona, who is now looking to raise money to fund her son's treatment.

"He needs a trip to Portland Hospital for an MRI, lumber puncture and blood tests," she said. "That treatment alone is £12,000."

Fiona said she is also speaking out about Brody's health in a bid to raise awareness about PANDAs.

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