I'm tired this morning, and it has nothing to do with diabetes for once.
Nope, I'm tired because Elise had another long night of night terrors. To be totally honest, I'm not sure that they're 100% true night terrors, but they are terrifying for me.
Elise has been suffering from them since she was about 18 months. The first time it happened I nearly had a heart attack, since I was awoken from a deep sleep to the sound of my child emitting a blood-curdling scream.
Thinking it was D-related, I ran into her room, meter in hand and saw that she was thrashing around in her crib and crying. I thought maybe she was having some sort of seizure, but when I checked her BG, it was on the high side of normal.
She continued to scream, but when I took a good look at her, I saw she wasn't even awake. I had heard of night terrors before and knew not to wake her, instead just staying with her until she had calmed.
Elise gets these episodes every so often (maybe 3 - 4 times a month), but the hard part is they last most of the night, starting around 3:00 am. She'll calm herself, then about 45 minutes later it will start all over again. Her BG is always "fine-ish", and there's nothing we can do except to make sure she's safe. Last night we found her on the floor.
These days, in addition to the screaming and crying, she also talks.
It can be funny; "No Momma, I don't want to wear THAT dress... I want THIS one!"
It can be non-sensical; "Colour with the paper on your head."
And it can be heart-breaking; "No, no, I don't want another shot... please!"
It had been awhile since she'd last had an episode, so I was hoping we were done with them, but last night was rough. I think she went from 3:30 until about 6:30 this morning; crying out every 30 minutes or so. Considering I didn't get to sleep until 1:30, that makes for one tired Momma.
Most of the reading I've done on this subject tells me that I just need to be patient and wait until she outgrows it, but until then, I have yet another "sleep-thief" to deal with.
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