(Ontario, Canada) Doctors are baffled about why a 9-month-old boy cannot open his mouth.
His family is asking for help and sharing their story with anyone who will listen.
Wyatt Scott was born June 27, 2013 without the ability to open his mouth.
His parents have called 911 numerous times because Wyatt starts choking.
Wyatt is fed through a tube that goes into his nose and his mouth must be suctioned several times a day.
The longest he has spent home at one time is six weeks.
He has been diagnosed with congenital trismus which limits mouth movements.
Most people know a version of it called lockjaw, caused by tetanus.
The problem is Wyatt never had tetanus.
“The interesting thing with Wyatt is that we don’t know why. We have had other kids with trismus but with Wyatt we haven’t had a cause,” said Dr. J.P. Vaccani, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where Wyatt lives.
Vaccani told today.com Wyatt receives Botox injections which relax the muscles in his jaw.
Twice a day his parents work on Wyatt’s jaw trying to loosen the muscles.
The family started a website to keep people updated on Wyatt’s progress.