He itching is caused by the rare genetic disorder, Alagille syndrome, which has hit vital organs including his heart and liver.
A boy of four who constantly feels as though he is being bitten by half a million midges needs a liver transplant to end his pain. Aaron Higgins’ itching is caused by the rare genetic disorder, Alagille syndrome, which has hit vital organs including his heart and liver.
Mum Jacqueline, 40, said: “Watching him suffer is unbearable. The itching is the worst. His body bleeds with the scratching. “The doctors said it was the equivalent of having half a million midge bites.
“He doesn’t sleep. He stands at the top of the stairs crying, ‘Help me mummy’.” Aaron has already had 15 operations after being born with fewer than the normal number of bile ducts in the liver, causing jaundice. His immune system has also been affected. Yet Jacqueline, of Glasgow, said he was “full of mischief”.
He will soon be assessed for a liver swap by King’s College Hospital, London.