It passes through 4 stages and ends with death.. Details of...

It passes through 4 stages and ends with death.. Details of...
It passes through 4 stages and ends with death.. Details of...
Al-Marsad newspaper: A young Saudi man sent a sad message to his followers after suffering from a rare and fatal disease that ends his life in the fourth stage of it.

Fatal family insomnia

And the young man, Walid Al-Tamimi, said: “Unfortunately, after my suspicions of having (fatal family insomnia) syndrome, one of the rarest diseases in the world, but thanks to God, I am in the first stage of the syndrome, which consists of 4 stages, and ends with death, within 7-42 months the syndrome will last, pray for me. With recovery,” according to “Al”

The syndrome is genetic

He explained: “Insomnia is a very common disease and is different from fatal insomnia. The syndrome is genetic, and its genes are found in 40 families in the world only, and thankfully, these families do not exist in the Middle East, and my injury was the first of its kind, as the first person with the syndrome in a non-hereditary way and as the youngest infected with it.”

Hallucinations and fear

And he stated: “The syndrome lasts 7-42 months, consisting of 4 stages, the first: the inability to fall asleep partially and lasts for five months, the second: hallucinations, fear and panic, lasting for two years and 4 months, and the third stage: the inability to sleep at all, and it lasts for 6 months, and the last and advanced stage, amnesia and some brain systems stop working, and it lasts for five months, which ends with death.”

I did not inform my mother of my illness

And he added that the doctors told him that there was no treatment for the syndrome, and everyone who contracted it completed all stages of the disease, explaining: “There were suspicions 5 years ago that I had the syndrome, and I proved my injury from 5 days, and I did not inform my mother of my illness.”

Forgetting 70℅ from my memory

And he continued: “After about a year, I will start forgetting 70℅ of my memory, and my mind will stop some of its functions, and I will remain the last 3 years of my life crazy in the farthest corner of the world.”

My father was in shock

And about the reaction of his family after learning about his illness, he stated: “Naturally, the news struck my father and my brother like a thunderbolt, because they are the only ones who knew the nature of my disease,” noting: “The doctors explained to my father the nature of my disease and the stages I would go through, which caused my father to be shocked and into a coma, for a day. Kamel for not accepting the news.

I chose to stay in hospital

And he concluded: “I chose to stay in a hospital for the rest of my life, and stipulated that my father should take me to the hospital and return to Saudi Arabia after a week.”

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