She came with Elijah and me to E's sleep appointment, which went better than expected. The doctor had heard from Dr. M (developmental ped), who had recommended a certain med to help with E's anxiety/ADD stuff, and hopefully sleep, as well. So the sleep doc ran that recommendation by Dr. G (cardiologist), and HE APPROVED IT! I was totally surprised, as I had heard/read that some cardiac patients are unable to take this med. The med can cause low blood pressure, but with Elijah's anatomy this is not a concern for him. We started a super low dose of the med on Thursday and have given it to him every night since. At first, Dan and I thought maybe he was having another adverse reaction, as he was up for the day at 1:20 one morning (seriously) and before 3:00 another. Since then, we think he might be sleeping a little bit better/later?? It is so hard to know for sure since he can be so quiet and we hesitate to go into his room after 2:00 unless absolutely necessary in fear of waking him! I have another call into his sleep doctor to see if we can get a monitor of some sort that he can wear that will let us know what time he is up for the day. That way I don't have to be on high alert every single morning from 1-6am, waiting, listening, wondering, worrying. The sleep deprivation in this house is kind of absurd right now.
We had a fun rest of our weekend! Friday we took the boys to their first-ever circus. It was ok. The boys were mildly entertained. The dancing elephant was fun. I think their favorite thing was sitting next to each other and sharing a giant tub of popcorn.
Samson the puppy, although rather large, believes that he is a lap dog. For some reason, he loved my lap. Strangely, I loved having him close. I'm not typically a dog person, but he was so snuggly! He reminds me a lot of my own little Samson.
This week is Spring Break! We had a relaxing day together today and have some fun things planned for the rest of the week. I hope you all are having a great week!