Monday, July 7, 2014

Sleeping the bad days away

Reagan has had another sleepy day today. She slept well last night (in her chair), woke up early this morning around 5am laughing, but then dozed back off on her own. She was very laughy this morning...in a crazy laugh sort of way. She never got upset though and even tolerated her speech therapist working with her a bit (in a modified sort of way) and then she dozed back off. She slept most of the day again today. I have to say, I don't mind her sleeping her bad days away, it's way better than seeing her awake and crying and suffering all day. However, her nurse brought up something I've never really considered. She mentioned that kids who are in pain, sometimes sleep to avoid it. She said that in the hospital, when kids are sleeping, they continue giving them their pain meds round the clock...regardless of whether they're sleeping or not. Hmmm, something to think about. We, however, did not give her any pain medications today. Hopefully she didn't need them. Tonight we were even able to transition her to her bed without her waking. Hopefully she'll sleep soundly in her bed tonight and wake up feeling better tomorrow! Sweet sleepy girl!  

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