There’s nothing novel in parents struggling to make their children eat vegetables and fruits, but Colleen Hayhurst is surprisingly struggling to prevent her three-year-old daughter from eating dangerous light-bulbs and other inedible substances.
Colleen Hayhurst, the mother of a three-year-old girl from Indiana’s Terree Haute, is extremely distressed and anxious about her daughter’s habit of eating lightbulbs.
Colleen’s daughter Natalie is reportedly suffering from Pica, an extremely atypical condition which forces on her a deep crave for eating objects which are generally considered inedible.
Colleen revealed that her daughter’s favorite food items include sticks and rocks, though earlier she has consumed bricks as well.
Earlier in February, Natalie narrowly survived after eating a light-bulb removed from a night-light in her bedroom.
She revealed that her daughter Natalie is fully aware that eating such things is not good for her, but the craving is too burly and strapping for her to surmount. In February, Natalie was rushed to hospital following consumption of a complete light-bulb, and it required an immediate surgery by doctors in order to save her life.
Natalie is strictly monitored the entire day by her five-year-old sibling Andrew and her parents.
“I'm scared that one day I won't be there”, her mother revealed. “I'm not sure how to deal with it, I never heard of it before Natty was born”.