Ohio teen collapses after 4-day Xbox marathon

Aug 8, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KSDK-TV Saint Louis

A four-day Xbox gaming marathon apparently was too much for one 15-year-old Ohio boy.

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“....VETS”

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#1 Aug 8, 2012
good

“To contract new debts...”

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is not the way to pay old ones

#3 Aug 8, 2012
The mother should be looked at too, allowing your kid to do this is questionable parenting.

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#4 Aug 8, 2012
Lousy parenting
Dr Stinko

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#5 Aug 8, 2012
Not sure what she was (or not) doing for those three days...
Kids are great, but they're kids and even the smart ones can be as dumb as a sack of hammers sometimes.
It's up to parents to control situations which could affect their health or safety.
Not certain this happened here, maybe the article missed some critical facts..,
but it sure looks like mommy was on a three day stay-cation.

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#6 Aug 8, 2012
Aww,... why can't I work up a tear?

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#7 Aug 8, 2012
off the trail wrote:
Aww,... why can't I work up a tear?
Used them all up gaming and forgetting to drink water? ;-)

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#8 Aug 8, 2012
Like I said on another board, maybe next time mom will think to hook him up to an IV.

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#9 Aug 8, 2012
Lightweight!
Woulda thought at 15 he'd knew how to get a glass of water.

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#10 Aug 8, 2012
I might better nip upstairs and see if mine survived.

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#11 Aug 8, 2012
_Absinthe_ wrote:
Lightweight!
Woulda thought at 15 he'd knew how to get a glass of water.
Yes, but it is possible to get that into something regardless of age. He probably has some ADHD as well, as people with ADHD have quite an inconsistent focus. They can't pay attention unless it is within a narrow range of focus. One book called it a natural phenomenon, where some people were meant to be farmers (non-ADHD) and others were meant to be hunters (ADHD). The hunters get restless and bored much of the time and are quick to spring into action when necessary, but they can sit in a deer stand for 6 hours straight and not complain.

Gamblers are just as bad. Some are so convinced the next pull of the slot machine will be it, that they refuse to leave the spot. They mess their britches, pee in the coin cups or in the floor by the machines, and use adult diapers.
exboxer

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#12 Aug 8, 2012
An Ohio woman has confiscated the Xbox of her 15-year-old son who was hospitalized for dehydration after spending at least four days in his bedroom playing the Modern Warfare 3 video game, WCMH TV reports.

Three days to late mom. CPS should look into this as well. Her negligence almost killed her kid. You can bet if it was a poor kid working mowing lawns to help his folks and got sick CPS would be all over this case.

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#13 Aug 8, 2012
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#14 Aug 9, 2012
Hunglo wrote:
The mother should be looked at too, allowing your kid to do this is questionable parenting.
Nah, at least she loved him enough to let him do what he wanted for a change rather than arrogantly act like she knew what was best as 90% of parents do. If he would have passed, at least he would have passed happy. This child patronization mentality is destroying the US as it has for many years.

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#15 Aug 9, 2012
Ah .......the old days where kids used to smash mailboxes and do drugs.

Oh those innocent times are gone forever.
I Love People Now

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#16 Aug 9, 2012
Ha Ha

“....VETS”

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#17 Aug 9, 2012
aha the old days when kids graduated , did the chores and has part-time summer jobs

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#18 Aug 9, 2012
He must of have been playing Call Of Duty. that game almost killed me too.

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#19 Aug 9, 2012
Call of duty black ops. Lol. My little brother kept shouting that name everywhere. I had no idea what that meant at the time lol

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#20 Aug 9, 2012
Where was the mom these 4 days while her son was on a gaming marathon?

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#21 Aug 9, 2012
Note to self: Stupidity kills

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