Saturday, April 7, 2007

Sleepless night

So much for my relaxing weekend! F1-2 woke up around 2 am, and was making an awful lot of noise in the room. I went in about 3 times to try to tuck him back in and get him to go back to sleep, but to no avail. Every time I went in, he had turned on the light, turned off the lullabies playing on the stereo, and was climbing up on the furniture, or pulling at the closet doors.

It's been a long time since we had such a bad night. His seizure medications are to blame for his insomnia. For the past 9 months it appeared that the insomnia was not as bad, but then the seizures started returning. About a month ago, the neurologist increased the dose of his medication, and voila! The insomnia is back. Sadly this means that at least one parent has to get up too, and often he manages to wake up F1-3 too. F1-2 is non-verbal, so we can't just tell him to go back to sleep. Now of course his sleeping pattern is totally thrown off for the day. He will want to nap for several hours this afternoon, and have trouble going to bed this evening. It's promising to be an interesting weekend.

One good thing though, except for about 15 minutes around 3:30, F1-3 slept through it all, and she is still asleep. I'll have to figure out a way to regulate F1-2's sleep for the day. Wish me luck.

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