The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79783   Message #1448971
Posted By: gnu
01-Apr-05 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: I'm a mutant......!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: I'm a mutant......!!!!
I understand the following is rather rare, about one in ten thousand. My buddy and his wife brought little Luke into this world about three years ago. Twice, in a row, this week, he slept from 11PM to 6AM. The rest were sporadic and about four hours.

He's getting better. Now, I am NOT making this up. Before he was walking, he was awake quite a bit, but quiet. When he got to walking and climbing (the kid climbed everything - it was scary), they realized he was different. Typically, he would sleep for one or two hours and then go like a banshee for anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. Their doctor was the one who told them about the 1 in 10,000, but could offer no help. I saw the toll it took on my buddy and his wife.

Luke has an older half-brother of about 16 years and an older sister of about 8 years. Both sleep fine, especially the teenager, whom I have to holler out of the bunk when we go up to my camp.

Anybody else heard of this with young children?