A seven-year-old boy has left doctors baffled after he fell asleep, and didn’t wake up for 11 days.

Wyatt Shaw was taken to hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, after complaining of feeling unwell and drifting into a deep slumber, shares 9 news.

Doctors used electrodes to monitor his brain activity but were unable to determine the cause of his deep sleep.

He was subjected to three MRIs, five EEGs, a toxin text and spinal taps and underwent tests for parasites, viruses, bacteria and various infectious diseases. They all came back negative.

Happily, with the help of medication used for seizures, Wyatt has now woken, but his grandmother, Rhonda Thompson, told The News-Enterprise the whole thing is still a mystery and he’s now having trouble talking and walking.

He can’t speak properly and needs assistance to walk, but is getting better every day.

Ms Thompson said Wyatt had been a ring-bearer at a wedding and had danced all night but seemed “perfectly fine”.

When he complained of feeling unwell, the family assumed he had just eaten too much cake.

He went to bed and, later, his mother struggled to wake him so took him to visit a doctor who sent him to hospital.

Doug Thompson, Wyatt’s grandfather, said Wyatt was completely alert before falling asleep and said they’d even been joking around together.

He said he just suddenly “went into a deep sleep”.

As suddenly as he fell asleep, Wyatt awoke, and is now undergoing rehab.

SCARY! We hope they can find some answers so it never happens again.

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  • I really hope he can overcome and recover from the after effects of whatever has caused this. I really feel for this little guy.


  • How worrying for the parents. Hope he makes a full recovery, walking and talking and never has an episode like this again. The family would be so worried every night when they put him to bed.


  • Such a scary situation, I hope it’s only a one off incident for this little boy.


  • Wishing the young boy a full recovery,a strange thing to happen but as least he is okay.


  • Very scary indeed. Hope he makes a full recovery and that it becomes clear what caused this.


  • That’s a real worry for the family !
    Hope he’s ok x


  • Oh my! This is scary – I hope they find the cause and manage to enable him to have a normal life!


  • This is so strange. despite all the tests the doctors must have missed something?


  • Very unnerving. I wonder if he had something like a stroke? You assume they’d have picked that up, but sometimes obvious things get missed.


  • Wow, how unusual, and also how scary for the family. I hope doctors can work out why this happened.


  • What a scary thing for the parents – It reminds me of a fiction story I read as a child of a boy who wouldn’t sleep so his grandma made him a “perfect sleeper” and when he put it on he didn’t wake up till someone took it off of him! It was a funny story but in reality it would have been super scary!


  • The poor little lad – wishing him well with his recovery. Such an ordeal for all of the family – must have been stressful days when he was sleeping.


  • oh my goodness how weird and scary for this family – I hope Wyatt makes a full recovery and that the Doctors find out what the mystery is.


  • Wow, that would be very scary for them all. Would be good if they can find out what caused this and that he makes a speedy recovery.


  • It is scary, praying he will get better soon and drs can diagnose early what he is going through.


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