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Young burn victim has healed but scared to fall asleep

While Troyden, 22 months, pictured with mum Shayne Marks, is physically healed, he is not coping mentally and is suffering from violent night tremors.
While Troyden, 22 months, pictured with mum Shayne Marks, is physically healed, he is not coping mentally and is suffering from violent night tremors. Shayne Marks

WHILE Troyden Marks' burns from when he stood on hot coals at Lillies Beach have fully healed, emotionally he is not coping.

The 22-month-old suffered fourth degree burns to his foot at the popular beach on New Year's Eve.

While his foot is completed healed, mum Shayne Marks said he Troyden wakes up screaming "crazily" every night.

"It's gotten really bad," she said.

"To the point where his tremors are so terrible that his whole body shakes."

Ms Marks said Troyden is also scared to fall asleep, in fear he will have nightmares.

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"He's my little boy. He shouldn't be afraid to fall asleep every night."

Ms Marks is also 39 weeks pregnant, and said she is exhausted.

"It's very stressful to watch your son go through something like this," she said.

"I feel so helpless. He freaks out about the beach and won't go near the sand.

While Ms Marks is seeking professional help, she would like to hear from anyone who can suggest ways she can held little Troyden deal with his night tremors.

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