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Baby Wellness: Three Year Old Hasn't Slept

Baby Wellness: Three Year Old Hasn't Slept

When kids have a lot of energy, it can be tough for their parents to keep up with the tots let alone get enough sleep.

Since even the most active children eventually tire themselves out, it's usually not a long term issue for families.

But, what if your wee one literally never slept? Imagine the exhaustion and paranoid it induces.

Due to chiari malformation, three-year-old, Rhett Lamb is awake for nearly all of the hours of the day. And, as a result he is incredibly irritable. To see what happened,

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According to an ABC article, the condition is extremely rare. It said:

"The brain literally is squeezed into the spinal column. What happens is you get compression, squeezing, strangulating of the brain stem, which has all the vital functions that control sleep, speech, our cranial nerves, our circulatory system, even our breathing system," Savard said.

Doctors recently performed surgery to relieve the pressure on the child's brain stem in the hope that he will be able to finally rest.

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