Where to start...last night was a nightmare. Reagan did not sleep a wink the entire night! Lots of crying, lots of fussing, and this continued all day today. Talk about wearing on your nerves. I just thank God our favorite nurse showed up today and did a great job trying to console Reagan. She's definitely patient and with Reagan (and days like these) that is a very important virtue. The nurse literally spent all day trying to get Reagan to relax and fall asleep and it never happened. I spoke with her pediatrician this afternoon and told her how tense, upset, and sleepless Reagan was and she suggesting trying the Ativan again (at a double dose). So at 1:15pm we gave it to her and about an hour later she calmed down a little and stopped crying but she never fell asleep. She's EXHAUSTED but she just can't fall asleep. I don't know how much longer her little body can take this! We are desperate at this point to get her to sleep! (Any suggestions? We've already tried things like melatonin which has no effect on Reagan). She only slept a few hours total the night before and was up all day yesterday and today, I don't know how she's staying awake! I don't know if she's sick or not feeling well or if it's more neurologic in nature. She's been very up and down (although more down than up). She'll laugh hysterically and then switch to crying her breath away. Poor thing, she's just miserable. And so are we. I don't know how much more of this we can take. I can handle a lot but no sleep AND a crying, hysterical child is just too much. We need some serious prayers for Reagan. Prayers that she'll get some good solid sleep tonight and wake up tomorrow feeling like a new girl!
**Reagan has never responded to car rides or soothing baths...she is one of those children that is completely inconsolable when she's upset...we've tried everything and nothing ever seems to help!**