Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Last night was another rough night sleep-wise. I gave Reagan a nighttime dose of clonidine (3/4 pill) and waited. About 30 min later she was out. I put her to bed and then quickly tried to get to bed myself. Reagan woke up at midnight, only two hours after falling asleep, and she was wide awake. I left her in her bed but as far as I know she never went back to sleep. Around 5:30am I picked her up and put her in our bed where she just cooed and laughed, but no sleep. On a good note since she never fell asleep, she never had the opportunity to wake up screaming and crying. She's actually been in a pretty good mood all day today...even going on no sleep at all. This afternoon we took Reagan in to the pediatrician to get checked out. She was running a low grade temperature and still doing lots of movements and very gaggy. She had a little fluid in her ears but her throat was "raw". No strep but definitely a throat infection. We switched her from her usual prophylactic Amoxicillin over to Cephalexin, so hopefully that will clear it up. She also suggested we try some neurontin for sleep (which her neurologist called in on Monday). I'm not sure if we'll need it or not...around 7:45pm Reagan fell asleep in my arms and she's been sleeping ever since. I can't blame her, she has been up for over 36hrs straight, but I don't know if she'll actually sleep through the night. Please continue to keep her in your prayers...that she gets some much needed rest and that she starts feeling better soon.