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    3 year old has never slept!

    http://www.local6.com/news/16210114/detail.html

    Rhett has never taken a nap or gone to sleep at night, forcing his parents to keep watch day and night.

    "(My husband) has the day shift and I kind of have the afternoon shift," mother Shannon Lamb said. "We share the night shift because no one can sleep in the house when he is up anyway."

    I feel so sorry for these people. I hope they can find a cure for him. I have a three year old and I love her to death but sometimes I really can't wait until she goes to sleep so I can have a break.

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    That has to be horrible. I just can't imagine not ever sleeping, I would bet that does a number on his health too. And those poor parents! I hope the experimental surgery will help this little boy.

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    How frustrating that must have been for her with a newborn. I hope the dr's can help them.

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    I know it seems that none of our kids ever sleep, but this must be horrific for this family!!! I certainly can't see how anyone could possibly go on like this indefinately.

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    I don't understand how his little body keeps going.
    We need sleep so our heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, intestines...so everything can rest. Sleep has a purpose.
    I doubt this precious little boy will live very long. His organs will simply give out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philamena View Post
    I don't understand how his little body keeps going.
    We need sleep so our heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, intestines...so everything can rest. Sleep has a purpose.
    I doubt this precious little boy will live very long. His organs will simply give out.
    Hopefully the surgery will be successful. He sure is a cute little guy!

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    I read the article and then looked up the condition. Something is a little off, no one can go with out sleep...

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    What a sweet little boy. He may not *sleep* but surely he's not constantly active 24/7!! I hope they can help him. Bless that family.

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    The story didn't have much info. So he's NEVER slept?? Ever? How is that even possible? I don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP) View Post
    Hopefully the surgery will be successful. He sure is a cute little guy!

    I hope the surgery works.
    He is precious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rino View Post
    I read the article and then looked up the condition. Something is a little off, no one can go with out sleep...
    That's exactly what I'm saying. Isn't that physically impossible?? Your body would shut down without rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
    That's exactly what I'm saying. Isn't that physically impossible?? Your body would shut down without rest.
    I was wondering that myself. It seems impossible to never sleep. People even sleep with their eyes open if they are tired enough.

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    I don't believe it

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    It is impossible to never sleep..
    The article said he has not slept at NIGHT ...

    "Rhett has never taken a nap or gone to sleep at night,"

    Certainly he must sleep sometime... even if only a few hours in the day like Richie often does.

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    I thought that one's body has to have sleep. I seem to remember a news story where someone actually died from playing video games for days straight without sleep -I think it was in China or something at a computer cafe.

    Maybe he never gets REM sleep.

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