The GP has given phenergan for ds2, I know its an old, tried & tested medicine but i try to avoid giving him anything other than the essentials so I have never used it before.
Could anyone tell me please;
a. Does it work?
b. Are there any side effects?
He's had his first dose, loved the taste but is still bouncing about at the moment.
He is very dopey during the day anyway & I don't want to make that any worse.. its more for our benefit than his so i'll see how it goes.
Just one good nights sleep would be great, he used to be such a good sleeper but times have changed.
Sleep deprivation... its torture, my boss actually thought I was hung over the other day -fat chance, his exact words were "blimey you look rough"
DS2 goes through spells of not sleeping so I'm hopeful a night of unbroken sleep may get him back into a good pattern (she says optimistically).
The GP did mention melatonin but said he would prefer to speak to ds's consultant before prescribing.
I'm a bit reluctant too so we'll give this a go first.
Have you found anything that works for your dd?
Nearly 6 years, thats a long time with little sleep, sorry i'm stating the obvious.. as if i need to tell you.
DS2 takes ages to go to sleep & he's noisy shouting for us etc & that keeps ds1 awake, he sleeps for a few hours & then wakes & because of his routines etc we have to start the bedtime routine from scratch to get him back to sleep.. but his teeth are clean .
then he wakes at about 5am.
thsi is the same boy that was sleeping for 15 hrs a night until about a year ago, he's just got progressively worse.
he also ahs cp & can't manage the stairs, so he has a gate on his door so we can't even let him just climb in with us.
Good news is I've just been up & he is snoring...hooray!
Must be horrible losing your evenings, thats one thing that keeps me going knowing I have a few hrs each night (few hours as Im off to bed at 9 lol)
Repating the routines must be awful. I know what it is like for my friend with her DD, but at the mo, she isnt doing them at night, apart from having t have the covers intact and having to sleep on a fleece
last night was FANTASTIC he slept a proper deep sleep, snoring all night & I had to go & wake him at 7.30
Put him to bed at 730 tonight without medicine but didn't settle so gave him a dose but has only just settled.. how long is it supposed to take to work?
Maybe i should give it with his dinner
Fingers crossed we have another good night if we do I'll try him tomorrow without, I'm not that keen on him taking it & want to save it for when i'm desperate for sleep iykwim.