Saturday, May 28, 2016

Serious, sensitive, and tears

Reagan slept well last night and woke up cool and calm this morning. She was a little aloof...mommy couldn't get a laugh out of her but daddy did. We immediately noticed some sensitivity to talking as she started vocalizing and was on the verge of tears. She calmed down though and was good as long as we were quiet. Mike suggested I go ahead and give her some pain medication right then, just to try to avoid any major freakouts. Mike and Ryan went to the store and were talking on their way out and that totally set her off and she didn't recover. Lots of crying. Obviously the medicine wasn't working. About an hour later, I gave clonidine a try. Lots more crying. Eventually, she did fall asleep but it's hard to say if it was the medicine that helped or not. She slept for several hours and then woke up and was OK for a while. A little moany at first but she did continue to escalate over time and eventually I had to give her Lortab. That did help and she fell asleep in my arms, where she snoozed for a while. I was able to transfer her to the guest bed where she slept for another bit until her brother woke her up. When she woke up, she was pretty serious and still not happy. We moved her upstairs and I spent the rest of the night beside her until she fell asleep (again with the help of Lortab...the only thing that seemed to work today). We are too afraid to even attempt moving her, so sleep in her chair she will!! Hoping she stays asleep and wakes up feeling better in the morning!

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