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alwayswandering Thu 13-Jan-11 22:34:38

ive got a younger dd who wont sleep-[sn]
ive got a older dd who is dying-
the nights are horrible-one wont sleep-and the other one beats me up-
im choking on my tears-can i have a hug please!please?

tiredmummyneedswineandsleep Thu 13-Jan-11 22:38:03

so sorry to heat this sending you a (((hug)))

would a paed be able to prescribe melatonin or similar fo younger dd?

take care

mariamagdalena Thu 13-Jan-11 22:40:39

oh, of course. a massive hug. and a few tears extra. so sorry to hear of your situation. glad you're on boards and not sitting alone with it.

PipinJo Thu 13-Jan-11 22:42:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Al1son Thu 13-Jan-11 22:44:22


It's the least anyone can do.

You should def ask about meds to help younger dd sleep.

Do you have someone who can give you a break? I know it can be hard to ask, especially if they might not do everything for your DC exactly how you would do it but it sounds like you really need and deserve it.

cornslik Thu 13-Jan-11 22:46:35

you poor thing ((((hugs))))

Eloise73 Thu 13-Jan-11 22:47:36

Sending a massive hug and prayers for all of you XXX

daisy5678 Thu 13-Jan-11 22:50:41

I'm so sorry for you. Do you have a social worker or get any respite? Hope things improve xxx

Thecarrotcake Thu 13-Jan-11 23:00:29

Another hug xx

superfantastic Thu 13-Jan-11 23:03:07

Big Hugs. xxxx

donkeyderby Thu 13-Jan-11 23:09:48

I don't usually do hugs, but a huge ((((hug)))) for you. Keep talking on here, we're always around xx

purplepidjin Fri 14-Jan-11 07:26:19

Hug, coffee and chocolate croissant for breakfast {{{{{squidge}}}}}

proudmum74 Fri 14-Jan-11 08:05:13

I'm so sorry! also sending you big hugs.

alwayswandering Fri 14-Jan-11 08:43:08

oh im really blushnow-sorry i just needed to let it out.
the older dd does have a diagnosis and yes shes probably angry and taking it out on me.
im trying to sort out the younger dd sleep problem with cahms.
i get respite for the younger one but its quite pointless really as when i get respite
the older one is here.
yes they both have their own rooms,i havent a room-i sleep on the sofa.
the ss dont know about the older one.
after years of arguing with them over schools/respite i just cant bear to go through it all again.
the older dd is a adult[21] and came back to live with me a little while ago-she had got ill and lost everything.
the pair of them spend most of the night in and out to where im sleeping-if its not one-its the other.
i feel angry about the situation but then i feel guilty for being angry as i know that its not their fault.
i feel completly on my own.

Al1son Fri 14-Jan-11 09:38:19

Why on earth are you blush? You're having a tough time and reached out for some support. I'm sure many of us would do exactly the same.

It's a pity you can't reach out for more real life support and get a proper break.

It's perfectly reasonable to feel angry for lots of reasons. You must have an enormous emotional burden to deal with as well as being sleep deprived and on top of that you are looking at losing your daughter. I think this makes you amazing just to still be functioning at all.

I know you can't face fighting for support but perhaps it would be worth asking SS for an assessment. You don't have to fight if they say no and if they offer you some more respite or help with your older DD it could do all of you some good.

Have another (HUG) to keep you going.

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