Sunday, September 21, 2008
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.