Wednesday, October 29, 2008

No Sleep Tonight





Port is not sleeping. I am not sleeping because Port is not sleeping. Hubby is not sleeping because Port and I are not sleeping. I think Kiddo is sleeping, but if he's not at least he is staying in his room. Thank goodness for that.

I have tried just about everything I can think of short of putting him in the car at 3AM and driving around the neighborhood. And if I had thought it wouldn't have freaked Hubby out, I would have done that very thing last night. We were all miserable. I don't know if this is an ear infection, teething, growth spurt, milestone, day/night mix up - I just don't know. He naps fine during the day most days. Sometimes at night he seems uncomfortable, sometimes he acts itchy - scratching his ear and nose and the eczema patches on his shoulder. Sometimes he is just happy as a clam as long as he is sitting up. Sometimes he fusses and yells no matter what I do. I would love to take him to the doctor to rule out an ear infection, but I just don't have $30 lying around for a copay that will most likely get me an inconclusive diagnosis. And, if it is an ear infection, the doctor will most likely tell me to wait a week and then come back for a recheck. He doesn't give antibiotics unless absolutely necessary, which I appreciate, but at the same time I can't afford $60 bucks on a 2 visit "wait and see".

This sucks.


Vick said...

Ugh. I'm sorry :(

I'll suggest two things, tho I'm sure you've tried them: sleeping him in a swing and wearing him to sleep. Until Miss O was about 4 months old, those were the only ways I could ever get her to sleep.

I hope tonight is better!

Jen said...

Oh man....that stinks. I hope things perk up for you and you get some rest. It's so hard to mother being sleep deprived. It's hard to mother period, but lack of sleep is no joke. ((hugs))

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