– Arya weighed 30 stone and needed a life-saving surgery
– He lost 5st after getting gastric band
– He plans on playing with his friends in the pool, play football and ride bicycles
Arya Parmana, the world heaviest child has shed almost five stone after he underwent a five hour operation.
Arya from Karawang in West Java, Indonesia who last month weighed 30 stone, the same as six boys his own age underwent a five-hour operation after the doctors told his parents he would die if he didn’t.
Due to overfeeding, The 11-year-old who struggled to walk more than five minutes at a time went for the operation and he became the youngest person to ever undergo a gastric sleeve operation.
Doctors had called his condition ‘one of the toughest cases of obesity in the world’ as prior to the surgery, as Arya was living on a daily diet of fried chicken, rice, noodles and chocolate ice cream.
He was followed by his parents Ade Rokayah Soemantri to the Omni hospital in Jakarta, Arya.
His parents said ‘the saddest thing was watching Arya try to get up. He would get out of breath just walking five metres. We were very worried.’
His mother Rokayah blames herself saying, ‘I am the one the most to blame. I regret it because it’s my fault. I didn’t control how much I fed him. I keep feeding Arya because I love my child.’
The aim of the surgery was to curb his appetite, making him feel fuller for longer.
A huge portion of Arya’s stomach was removed by Surgeon, Haundi-Wing.
Arya, who plans to loose more weight is already planning what he would do after. They include going to play with his friends in the pool, play football and ride bicycles.