Katelyn Thornley started sneezing about a month ago – happening 20 times per-minute or about 12,000 times per-day. I just started sneezing. She can no longer attend school or play in the band.
12-year-old Katelyn Thornley, however, says the sneezing fits she’s been experiencing these past few weeks have left her weak and in pain.
Medics do not believe the sneezing – which has caused the youngster to miss school, is caused by allergies or a virus, CBS News reported.
Katelyn’s parents say they’ve gone to a number of doctors and specialists, and everyone is now stumped.
Thornely’s parents said they’re hopeful someone with a few expertise will come forward and offer a few answers.
Katelyn told CBS: “It just started in little spurts”.
“It’s hard to watch”, Thornley’s father said. “I can barely eat”, the young girl told the press in an interview, as cited by Fox 8. The only time she doesn’t sneeze is when she falls asleep after taking Benadryl.
“Sometimes I wish I could leave my body for a little while so I could watch myself sleep”, Thornley said, “because even in my dreams, I sneeze”. “It’s easy to trigger”. She wants the sneezing to stop. She says she’s trying to stay positive and keep up her sense of humor.