Rockwood teen crying blood pleads for diagnosis

Rockwood teen crying blood pleads for diagnosis

Posted:
"Sometimes, I can feel it coming up, like a tear. I feel my eyes watering," Calvino Inman says. "Sometimes, it will burn as it comes out." "Sometimes, I can feel it coming up, like a tear. I feel my eyes watering," Calvino Inman says. "Sometimes, it will burn as it comes out."
"The scariest thing in my life is when he looked at me and said 'Mom, am I going to die?' That right there broke my heart," says his mother, Tammy Mynatt. "The scariest thing in my life is when he looked at me and said 'Mom, am I going to die?' That right there broke my heart," says his mother, Tammy Mynatt.

By JILL MCNEAL
6 News Anchor/Reporter

ROCKWOOD (WATE) -- A Rockwood teen is dealing with a medical mystery. Without warning, he cries blood. Now, his family is making a desperate plea for help.

Much of the time, Calvino Inman seems like any other 15-year-old boy. But then, without warning, he says his eyes start bleeding.

He says it happens at least three times a day, and can last from a few minutes to up to an hour.

"Sometimes, I can feel it coming up, like a tear. I feel my eyes watering," he says. "Sometimes, it will burn as it comes out."

"I've been called possessed by almost all of my friends. I guess I'm used to it now. At first, it kind of hurt my feelings," Inman says.

"The scariest thing in my life is when he looked at me and said 'Mom, am I going to die?' That right there broke my heart," says his mother, Tammy Mynatt.

She's taken her son to several specialists, but still has no diagnosis and no treatment.

"Every doctor tells us they've never seen anything like this before in all their many years of being a doctor," Mynatt says.

Now, his mother says she's running out of hope.

"More than anything, I just truly want somebody to say they've seen this and they can help us. I don't care where we have to travel. I will go wherever we need to go. I will do whatever I have to do. I just please want somebody to help my baby. That's all," Mynatt says.

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.