Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Calm Reigns in our house now

As many of my readers know Hayden has many things going on in his life.  From the medical to the cognative and of course the behavioural.

Night time has been a big issue.  It is not because he can't sleep but because he has not be settling so he can go to sleep.  Instead he will call out from his room about 500 times (well it feels like that many times) especially for Dad, he takes his incontinence nappy off and does the unthinkable in his room more than once and then anything else that he can destroy will be done.  He was raising the stress levels in our house right over the top.

At Haydens latest Pediatricians appointment it was recommended that we try a little something to help his brain think about going to sleep.  As he has a severe case of ADHD, I am told that it is hard for the brain to slow down to go to sleep.  I have to say it did not take much to consider this option that might or might not work.

Luckily for us our new plan is working, now for the last week he has gone to bed happily, layed quietly in his bed til he drops off to sleep within 30minutes.  My husband and I now don't know what to do with ourselves.  Usually Hayden would require full blown attention for anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours depending.

Here he is, just taken at 6.30pm.  I am so happy we have now got peace back into our evenings and we can relax just a little.



I am linking this post to Listgirls New52 week 14

2 comments:

Lesley said...

oh so glad your getting some respite and that the "plan" is working well for you, he looks such an angel with those blonde curls...wonder where he gets his curls from :)

listgirl said...

That's great news Tamara! Great NEW for the week!