Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sleep needed

Reagan was a turkey last night. I was up and down with her (but mainly up) most of the night. It was a loooong night. She was still very fussy, so that made it even more frustrating. I was waiting for the nurse to get here (counting the hours) so I could give Reagan her medicines and go to sleep. Unfortunately that never happened. After I finished up with her medicines, I got a second wind and started cleaning (thinking I could just rest in the afternoon). An hour or two into my cleaning I heard a noise. I went into the therapy room to check on Reagan and her nurse was missing. Turns out she was in the bathroom throwing up. Apparently she ate raw oysters last night and got food poisoning! She went home minutes later. So much for my nap (or anything else I had planned to do). Thankfully, Reagan was not fussy at all today. She was still very tense, having lots of chorea, trying to bite herself...but no crying. She also had 3 substantial dirty diapers today (very unlike her) and 3 foamy throw ups. I'm hoping that the appearance of nausea/vomiting today means that we are almost done with these bad days. I could sure use some sleep tonight! It's 10:30pm right now and Reagan keeps going from wide awake to asleep. Not sure what that means. Tonight I'm breaking out the big guns. I've been given permission to use a full dose of Ambien. And if that doesn't work, we can still try clonidine (since they are different types of meds). We've GOT to get this girl sleeping again! Continued prayers are appreciated!!



Reagan 3-16-09 (with her all time favorite toy)...smiling even though she was sick.

6 comments:

Zoey's mom said...

Sleep little girl,sleep.

Praying for it.

blogzilly said...

How you do this...is beyond the limits of my comprehension. Simply put, just beyond it.

Somebody, somewhere, should be giving medals to Mom's like you.

Anonymous said...

Blogzilly is right! You are THE most amazing Mom that I have even seen. I used to think that I was a pretty good Mom, however, I can't even compare myself to you! When I am down there.....I am exhausted within the first couple of hours! I really think that God has given you Superhuman strength!! There is NO other explanation!!!

I love you....the Grandma (aka: your Mommy)

Jamie said...

Im with Grandama and Blogzilly...man Oh man...
and pardon my french but What Da Fack is up with the nurse?? *sigh* I send you goood thoughts and hugs for miss Reagan and Hugs for you. I just wish someone could figure something out for Reagans Bad days..not fair to her or you!
:(

Jackson's Blog said...

I agree too! I hope you get some sleep tonight, and Reagan is all good for her party! ;-)

Jamie - AZ said...

I agree as well with all of it!! You really are such an amazing Mom!!! You are very blessed to have all the strength and love and most of all patience! I ask my self weekly how in the world does she do it???? As always the princess is in my prayers! I love the pic! :)