Who said video games aren't bad? It could have been much worse for 15 year old Tyler Rawlins who dropped to the floor while having a conversation with his aunt. The teen spent for long days in a room playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 on his X-Box 360 console.
He only came out of the room to eat and shower. I guess in the mist of eating and showering, he forgot to drink water. Tyler was taken to the hospital for dehydration and had his fluids replenished. Since then, his gaming privileges have been taken away. Check out the story below.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A four-day Xbox gaming marathon apparently was too much for one 15-year-old Ohio boy. WCMH-TV reports that the Columbus teen collapsed and was hospitalized Tuesday after becoming severely dehydrated.
His mother says he emerged from his bedroom during the four days only to pick up snacks or take a quick shower. The TV station's report said: When he finally emerged Tuesday morning, he went to his aunt's house with his mother.
That's where he collapsed. Three times. "It's like he was looking at me but he wasn't there. It was like he was looking through me," says Jennifer Thompson, Tyler's aunt. "We were talking and I heard a thump and I looked over and he just fell." Tyler's mom, Jessie Rawlins, says he turned very pale and his lips became a disturbing blue color.
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 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.
Source: Mobile Cleveland
I bet his ass won't forget to drink or sleep next time he decides to play a damn game for four days. I used to be a big gamer, but I'd never play that long. My mom wouldn't allow it. I'd get sleepy after playing the game for a few minutes. I can't see how he played for days straight.
That also says a lot about the parenting or the guardian because there's no way that I would have let my child sit in front of a game for so long. Where's the social life? I this how he spends all of his summer breaks? If so they all need to be slapped in the face.
Parents, keep an eye on your child if they're gamers. Bring an occasional water bottle to their rooms...you know, just in case.