Friday, September 17, 2010

In Which Connor Has A Pajama Day

Today was a pajama day.

As you all know, Connor is currently on a number of seizure medications, including Lamictal.  One of the side effects of Lamictal can be insomnia, and we've been seeing that with a vengeance the past few days.  Connor also has issues common to many g-tube fed kids-- periodic constipation and tummy troubles. 

Combine the two and you get last night.

Connor got a grand total of a little less than two hours of sleep.  He had trouble falling asleep, and then once he finally managed it his upset tummy would wake him up and he'd refuse to go back to sleep.  I spent a good portion of last night rocking him in the living room to try and help him calm down-- he was wound up so tightly that he kept gulping air and no amount of venting with the g-tube was helping.  So I kept him in his pajamas today and out of school.  I wanted to make sure the tummy troubles weren't related to something more sinister than his GI system backing up, and also I thought we'd both be absolutely exhausted today and he'd be too tired to be functional. 


The kid woke up at 8:30 this morning and refused, despite all my pleading (remember that I also got a little less than two hours of sleep) to go back down.  He also refused to nap.  Perhaps he gets his energy from some alternate, invisible source-- or maybe he was just delirious-- but at any rate not only was he absolutely fine-- no tummy troubles at all-- but he was also bouncing off the walls the whole day.  I put him down at his usual time, and he lay in bed and sang to himself for an hour and a half before finally falling asleep. 

Next time I guess I'll just send him to school.  At least then I'll get a nap.



MFA Mama said...

Haha, that stinker! Look how happy he is :)

Anonymous said...

That's a great picture! His face totally says, "What do you mean, 'tired'?"


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