Surgery Allows Boy To Sleep For First Time

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A three-year-old Rhett Lamb boy has fallen asleep for the first time in his life. This after, doctors performed an experimental surgery to fix his rare brain condition called chiari malformation.

The condition puts pressure on his brain stem. The surgery allowed doctors to remove pieces of bone from the Florida boy's skull and spine to relieve the pressure off his brain stem.

The surgery appeared to have worked, Rhett's father, David said Thursday.

"Last night, we didn't wake up," David Lamb said. "It was amazing."