Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sleepless Nights and Sick Children

I've been having trouble sleeping lately and I think I know why...but that goes with another story that I will write hopefully this weekend. So, last night was like any other night I've had in the past few weeks...sleepless. I find myself wide awake until 2 in the morning until I finally drift off into a semi sleep I call it, only because I've laid there for so long. You see every night I am awoken by my 7 yr. old Chase, he's the one with eczema. He scratches all night off & on. I don't ever get a restful nights sleep. Because of this I sleep in he & Logan's room mainly so that I won't wake Eddie up every time I have to get up and stop Chase from scratching. He has to be up by 6:20 a.m. for work and needs his sleep. Well, I need sleep too, but then again I am home all day and can at least take a nap.

But tonight Logan is sick. He woke up Monday with a 101 fever and diarrhea. Diarrhea that smelled so bad even he held his nose and made puking sounds! I'm not one to run off to the doctor so a little motrin, extra fluids and rest is what we did. Before bed I gave him some Tylenol since it wasn't time for the Motrin yet and off to bed he went in my arms as usual. He slept, I just lay there praying for sleep. I think I finally fell asleep around 2 . But at 3:30 a.m. my stomach was killing me! So off to the bathroom I go! Of course Logan wakes up and realizes I'm not there and is yelling for me. He finds me in the bathroom and his tummy is hurting too. So when I'm done I had another really stinky diaper to change! By now it's 4 a.m. and my stomach's still killing me. All I wanted to do was go back to sleep, but no, now the puppy is awake and he for surely needs to go to the bathroom! So there I am outside in front of my house at 4 a.m. with a 2 yr. old and a puppy that I am begging to hurry up so I can get back inside to the toilet!
I think I finally got back to sleep around 6 a.m. but had to be up at 7! I did get to go back to sleep for a little bit thank goodness! Logan is feeling a little better today. Just a little warm and a little diarrhea. We need a nap but my sheets aren't dry yet! See, there's always something keeping me from my sleep! UGH!


Becky & Tim said...

I hope you're feeling better real soon (and the kids). It's frusterating when we can't get our rest like we truly do need. I feel your pain. Give the boys snuggles for me and here's a giant hug for you! Get well soon.

Kristi said...

Thanks Bec =) And after I re-read I realized I wrote Tuesday that he woke up sick instead of Monday! See, I can't even get my days straight, LOL! We did get a nap this afternoon, I said screw the sheets and we just covered up with a blankie.