3 year old has never slept!

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  1. imthemom

    imthemom New Member

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    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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  3. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. Yeah me

    Yeah me Former Member

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

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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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.
     
  6. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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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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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Hopefully the surgery will be successful. He sure is a cute little guy!
     
  8. Rino

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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...
     
  9. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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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.
     
  10. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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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.
     
  11. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    I hope the surgery works.
    He is precious.
     
  12. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    That's exactly what I'm saying. Isn't that physically impossible?? Your body would shut down without rest. :waitasec:
     
  13. imthemom

    imthemom New Member

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    I was wondering that myself. It seems impossible to never sleep. People even sleep with their eyes open if they are tired enough.
     
  14. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    I don't believe it
     
  15. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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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.
     
  16. 2luvmy

    2luvmy RIP Ragdoll. You don't get to choose how you're go

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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.
     
  17. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    Good observation!!!!!
     
  18. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    The news story claims he hasn't slept in 3 years. It's not possible, he would be dead.
     
  19. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    I wonder if the "knock out" drugs will work. Obviously there is something wrong with his brain signals so the drugs might not work. Then he would be awake...... too horrible to think about. I hope it works, I hope the drugs work. What will he think when he wakes up....... first time he's ever slept. I wonder if that will be scary for him? Hopefully not, I'm sure he has seen his parents sleeping.

    Salem
     
  20. pixies

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    That poor baby.
    I thought lack of sleep causes people to breakdown in their bodies and in their minds.

    WOW.

    I don't understand how this cutie is still alive.
     
  21. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's what I wondered about, too.
     

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