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The ears, the teeth, the insomnia, I cant take much more
My DS2 has recurrent ear infections (five this year so far), he is teething terribly i.e. he has no teeth at 9 months despite all the classic signs of teething since 3.5 months. Poor mite is in constant discomfort and I feel awful for him.
Bottom line is that he doesn't bloody sleep and I am getting desparate. I haven't had more than 20 minutes unbroken sleep since last Saturday (21st May, yup 8 days and counting) and I can't take much more.
He has been referred to an ENT Surgeon but we have to wait 10 more days for the appointment. The paediatrician says that to add insult to injury he has more than likely got "hidden" gastric reflux and a split uvula (this means that the muscles that help to drain the tubes in the ears are incompetent and adds to his discomfort when his ears are infected).
As an absolute last resort we tried a mild sedative tonight but it hasn't worked, if anything he is more restless than usual.
poor dejags! poor ds2! lots n lots of sympathy for you both. I know how it feels to be sleep deprived & thank God that ds is now doing his nights. i think the worst aspect of having children is the lack of sleep. We really suffer. I wish I could come over & take care of ds2 for you for a few nights.
thanks Ambrosia, we've tried every permutation known to man. Trouble is, is that he hasn't slept well since birth. I am strict and structure daytime naps but it doesn't make a jots worth of difference.
I could never nap with ds. Dd was fine but with ds I was always tensed, waiting for the shrieking to start again. hell. It would have been worse with NO shrieking, though, IYSWIM. not much comfort for you ATM! when did you say you were seeing the specialist? what sedative did you give him? what about calpol for the pain? i guess you've already tried calpol, tho. hang on!