6. Arnold Chiari Malformation
Arnold-Chiari malformation is a malformation of the brain. It consists of a downward displacement of the brain into the spinal cord. This boy Rhett Lamb is not oridinary in the fact he can’t sleep a wink. He has been awake for 4 years 24 hours a day. His condition has baffled the parents and the doctors who have finally came after a complicated discussion to the diagnosis of this young boy as Chiari Syndrome.
When it happens it can cause headaches,vomiting, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing,mental impairment,paralysis of arms, paralysis of legs, progressive brain impairment, involuntary eye movements – usually rapid and downward, dizziness, double vision, deafness, impaired coordination, and in some cases death.