Just wanted to pop in to say that Cohen is recovering very well!
He has had a little drainage every day but the doctor warned us of that and said it was normal. It's just kind of gross.
He has slept all night, every night since the procedure, usually from 8:30pm to about 6:30-7am. So I am going on three full nights sleep right now and I am loving it! I'm feeling quite refreshed:)
Here's to hoping it lasts.
Maddie had the melt down of all melt downs yesterday. It was at a whole 'notha level and I really just didn't know how to even think of handling it. Jonathan was there and tried his best. I'm not sure if I've mentioned these episodes on the blog. But this one was bad.
Last night she had truly lost control of her emotions. She was banging her head on the wall, throwing her chair, scratching herself. My heart was really breaking for her. She couldn't seem to just catch her breath and calm down.
And you want to know what started it? The fact that we did not have chocolate chip cookies. And then she swapped her focus on going swimming at the Y. When that was declined, the tantrum morphed to the fits of rage stage. We tried time out, we tried the spanking spoon. We tried putting her in her room. Nothing worked.
I even recorded some it on my phone. I am really concerned and wondering if I should talk to her doctor and see what he thinks could be causing these. They are getting worse. Is it diet? Not enough sleep? Just the life change from her brother? I have no idea. But she has been having these tantrums (which that name doesn't give these episodes justice) for awhile now -- although this one was the worst we have experienced. And the longest. They usually happen anywhere from 5:30 - 7:30 and usually triggered by some small incident, something we've denied, etc.
And she only has them at home so I kind of feel like no one believes the extremes she goes to. Lovely.
I try to devote time to her. We have our cuddle time every single night without fail. Just me and her, cuddled up in my bed. She loves it.
Anyway, if anyone has pearls of wisdom, please do share. We feel like we are in the middle of the ocean, paddling and we are getting tired.
But I got solid sleep last night -- so that helps! Love my kids! Even when they don't sleep. And yes, even when they throw the fit of all fits.