Boy, 10, jumps from bedroom window after ‘evil’ condition changed him overnight

A mum of a 10-year-old boy who flung himself from her first-floor bedroom window reckons a rare "evil" condition explains his behaviour.

Fiona Fleming has been attacked by little Brody several times when he's lashed out in manic episodes.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said her lad had always been different to other kids but last April he switched in an instant.

"He woke up the next day and was a completely different child," she said.

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

"He had done nothing like that before."

Fiona has suffered a catalogue of injuries at the hands of her little boy, who she gave up her job to homeschool.

"He bit me and I had some tendon and nerve issues," she described.

As well as lashing out at his mum, heavily-medicated Brody often attacks himself too.

Desperate Fiona said: "He'll punch himself in the face. I have caught him wrapping a cable around his neck."

But the most terrifying incident was when Brody climbed up to his mum's first-floor bedroom window and hurled himself out.

"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," she said.

The 32-year-old single mum from Norfolk said Brody has always been a different boy, and showed signs of unusual behaviour from as young as three years old.

When he reached the age of seven, he'd tear around the house full of beans, often going 32 hours without sleeping a wink.

But in the last year Brody's behaviour has become even worse, as Brody swings from manic highs to depressive lows.

Former business owner Fiona claims her son's bizarre antics have had a huge impact on her life.

She added: "Brody has picked up another child by the neck before. He can't really socialise at the moment.

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

She added she's lost a lot of friends due to his behaviour, and most people put it down to her own parenting skills.

After countless explanations, doctors now think Brody may have ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, and a rare condition called Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAs).

PANDAs is linked to an autoimmune response to an infection. If caught early, it can be treated by antibiotics.

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    Now Fiona, who branded PANDAs an "evil" condition, is fundraising £12,000 for private treatment for her son, in the desperate hope it will ease his erratic actions.

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