Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sleep is overrated

I get these "Health Tips" newsletters from one of my dermatologists every now and again.

Today's headline reads: Are you getting the rest you really need?

With bloodshot eyes, a stiff back and a cup brimming with coffee next to me, I can confidently say no, no I am not. ;-)

Nice timing. Right?!? :)

Sadly, Callum is having more restless nights as we carry on, but for different reasons. He's no longer waking up to the vital checks every 4 hours or blood draws or alarms beeping next to his bedside. Instead, he's becoming a more violent sleeper, suffering from a few bad dreams, where I wake up to him kicking a lot and half yelling. :(

After a bit of thrashing he'd then wake up (or I would wake him up - often times he needed to pee anyway) and tell me "his bed is very dangerous" but I couldn't get any more out of him.

Until one of our potty breaks, he remembered part of his dream.

My bed is very dangerous Mommy.

How come Buddy? Did you have a bad dream?

Yes. You left to drive home in your car Mama. And then the doctors came and poked me in my bed.

I reassured him we weren't having any more doctors poking him and I was there with him. But man this stuff just breaks my heart. :(

2 comments:

l Wells said...

We know that Callum is receiving wonderful care and that all the bad cells are already being replaced with good, better and better than ever cells. Miracle shall follow miracle.

We send our love to you all,
Randy and Lori

l Wells said...

We know that Callum is receiving wonderful care and that all the bad cells are already being replaced with good, better and better than ever cells. Miracle shall follow miracle.

We send our love to you all,
Randy and Lori