Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sweet dreams...

Three nights ago, we started Sophie on 1mg of Melatonin. On a great night, she will sleep all night long. On a bad night, she will wake up three or four times. Usually, she wakes up twice a night. So the first two nights on Melatonin, she only woke up once. She woke up crying and screaming and had some seizures...which is typical. Well, tonight, she has already woken up twice. She woke up crying and screaming the first time but had fewer than normal seizures. The second time she woke up, she was crying but not screaming and no seizures. I was feeling a bit discouraged that she has already woken up twice tonight but then I remembered that she did not take a nap today. I tried and tried to get her to go down but it was a no go. She usually has a pretty bad night when she doesn't take a nap. So actually I am feeling a bit encouraged with the fact that her seizures weren't as bad. We can still go up on the dosage but I am going to stick with 1mg for at least a week and see how it goes. Sweet dreams my little girl.
That is a beat up Marshall Faulk bobblehead that Sophie use to absolutely love. One day we were playing in the basement and she found it on the shelf. At first, she was afraid of it. Then she would head straight to the bobblehead whenever she went downstairs. Then she started carrying it around. Needless to say, it got dropped on the concrete floor one too many times and is now missing the base it stood on, a leg and an arm but she loves it anyway.

2 comments:

Heather said...

Sweet little sleeping beauty!Well,we have mixed reviews on Melatonin.We use it for Joe,our 5 year old.Our ADHD little guy has,or had,a horrible time falling asleep.I kid you not,out of his bed 50 times a night,no exaggeration.Especially when it was a major over stimulation kind of day.Once we used Melatonin it was a completely different deal.Within 20 minutes of giving it to him he is out for the count.Heavenly.The only thing is ,he still wakes up.At the beginning similar to Sophie on the reaction.Crying because he was up but wanted to be sleeping. Now he still wakes up but falls back asleep pretty easily.We have been know to give him another tablet if he doesn't zonk out quickly.So what I am trying to say in a very long manner,sorry,is .. stick with it.

baby trevor's mommy said...

We started Trev with the Mel during our first ACTH course. Honestly...I don't really know if it helped or not. Or if it was just in our head. Even after the wean...he still wakes up at least 2-3 times a night. Good nights he goes right back down. Sooo...I finally stopped giving it to him nightly & now only use it occasionally. For us...the occasional usage really does the trick. He doesn't sleep through the night...but he falls asleep more easily. So another mixed review! *smile*

...danielle