I haven't posted here about Abby's sleep issues lately because I have been keeping it isolated on her RS blog. I am thrilled to announce that the Melatonin is working!!! She is sleeping! It is wonderful. I was skeptical to say the least but I am now a believer.
Since the day she started taking it she has slept ALL NIGHT LONG.
When I look back over the past almost four years it amazes me what we have lived through. The appointments and tests and surgeries and hours of therapies. It has been a little crazy. The funny thing is that the things that feel the most frustrating are the little things. The cancelled doctors appointments. The small daily battles with the insurance company. The ear infections. The countless sleepless nights. Those were probably the worst. There is something about years of compounded sleepless nights that make all of those other small things seem like mountains.
Every moment rocking a crying child mid-night terror. Every time you wake up RIGHT as you just fell asleep. Every morning you get up after three hours of sleep and realize you now have to semi-function for the rest of the day. It feels like dying a little inside. The idea that we did that for years and years makes me shutter. What did we miss out on in our haze? What would have been different if we had been sleeping soundly?
Time to leave the past behind us and enjoy our much needed sleep!