07 May '13, 2am

Mum who takes care of son with muscular dystrophy says she's "living each day as it comes"

Mum who takes care of son with muscular dystrophy says she's "living each day as it comes"

Madam Tay Et has no big wish for Mother's Day this Sunday. "I'm just living each day as it comes," she said. Her son, Mr Kevin Lee, suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe form of the debilitating muscle disease, and she is his caregiver. He was diagnosed with it when he was 10 years old. Sufferers typically do not live past their 20s. Mr Lee will turn 25 in July. Three years ago, The Straits Times documented how Madam Tay looks after him. "The doctor told me that he will live longer if there is good care for him," she said last week when we revisited them. She spends most of her time tending to his needs, such as washing and feeding him. "His condition is stable, but he is still weak and seldom goes out now." Madam Tay, 55, who is married to a 55-year-old salesman and also has a 19-year-old daughter who will be entering university soon, is thankful for the help...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/mothers-day-spe...

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