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Ohio teen collapses after 4 days of Xbox

Published: Wed, August 8, 2012 @ 2:35 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A four-day Xbox gaming marathon apparently was too much for one 15-year-old Ohio boy.

WBNS-TV reports that the Columbus teen collapsed and was hospitalized Tuesday after becoming severely dehydrated. His mother said he emerged from his bedroom during the four days only to pick up snacks or take a quick shower.

The boy was so engrossed in playing Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox that he made himself sick.

He’s expected to be OK — but his mom has now taken away the Xbox.

Dr. Mike Patrick, an emergency physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recommended that gamers use some common sense: get plenty of food and fluids, take breaks for physical activity and get some sleep.


1hollywood(94 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

wow!! mom takes xbox away now? where were you 3 days ago? 15 and no chores?

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2peggygurney(408 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

WTH was his mother thinking?!?!?!?
Gooooooood grief! I'm glad the boy is going to be ok, but imo, mom needs a brain scan!

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3Harley_Guy(146 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm wondering how this isn't some sort of child endangerment...

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4walter_sobchak(2672 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

This kid's name is isn't Eric Cartman, is it?

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5CountryGirl51(232 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I think the moms needs to be charged or ordered to take a class or two in parenting ! Unreal !!

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