Sunday, April 09, 2006

Very Unsatisfying

If you will take a moment to check the time that I posted this, you might wonder perhaps, why is our Jo awake at such an hour? Does she suffer from insomnia? Is her bright and busy mind too engaged to allow her to sleep? Perhaps she does meth on the weekends so she can purposefully post new blog entries at an ungodly hour. My dear readers, bold and beautiful all of you, the answers to all the questions above are no. The reason our entire household is still awake is that Little Man is still awake. This is in spite of enough sleep medication that would make any normal adult sleep for two or three days. You think perhaps I am exaggerating? Tut, tut dearest blogger friends, I do not exaggerate. Okay, well I do as a general principal, (all good story tellers do!) but on this particular issue, I am not to be accused of hyper-illuminating my son's medications. Bald Man and I are shivering in horrible anticipation of all heck breaking loose on our lives.
This leads me to the post title. By being a Mormon, there are just some things Mormons, (at least good ones) don't do. They don't drink tea or coffee, or smoke, or drink alcohol. They also don't swear. This leaves me with few ways to express the depth of my horror and fear about the current sleeping, (or lack thereof) in our home. If I could, I would even drop the f-bomb. But I can not. So I shall regal you with the G-rated version of swear words, Mormon-style. Gosh Dang it all to heck!Freaking, fetching, flipping, heck! Good Gravy! Darn it, Darn it, Darn it. Crap, and crapola! You see what I mean? Very unsatisfying.
The level to which Bald Man and I are scared, angry and horrified is boundless. We both live in terror of the return to our incredibly sleep deprived years. And once more, in spite of my tendency to distort the truth for the stories sake, this is not hyperbole! This is the gosh dagnabit truth, we almost lost our minds with the horrible sleep deprivation we suffered and we are scared crapless at the thought of the return to that 7th Circle of Heck. Even with as many extra meds as we dared to add to the Little Mans bedtime routine, he was still awake at 1. I am so sure our Nurse Practioner is going to love my call tomorrow. When we first started on this whole, make him sleep, we don't flippin care how, just make the brat sleep road, we tried every medication known to man that is used specifically to make people sleep or even has the side effect of sleepiness. We are pretty much down to nothing now. I don't know what we will do, but I do know this can not go on for very long. Our sanity, (you think I am kidding, I am not!) is at stake here peoples! We need to sleep. Dang it anyway.

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ipodmomma said...

oh man, that is TOUGH!!! and as someone who tries to foreswear swearing, you truly gave a good bunch of substitutes...

all I can offer are prayers, which are sent to you and yours, and the knowledge that we bloggers are here, to give support, love and listening ears...

thinking of you all!!!

Jane said...

Yikes, I wish I had a suggestion! When Toots and Noodles were first visiting us, they had trouble getting to sleep, and we used to sing to them--my specialty was "Stairway to Heaven". But their sleep problems were orders of magnitude less than what you are dealing with. I will add my prayers!

achromic said...

Oh wow that is scary! Hummm I know he has some problems .... do they mean that he has to be watched if he is awake? In other words can he learn to do some quiet activty safely in your home if he is awake? I am thinking something like those leap frog type compter things only for his lvl.... or is he just too mentally young for that? It is hard to gauge because you really havn't talked to much about his mental lvls and stuff. I hope you guys can figure something out with the drugs! that would obviously be the best thing. It just sounds like his body rapidly adjust to medication.... so it could be hard. I will be thinking about you and hopeing that the NP is blessed with insight and forthought and is able to help you out.

Granny said...

Mollie said it. We're here. I read your later post as well and I can't imagine what it must be like.