We have always been lucky with J, from 4 weeks old she slept through the night and very rarely does she wake up, so when she does it really gives us a shock to the system. I am fully aware we aren’t “the norm” and many other households struggle with sleeping toddlers/preschoolers but for us interrupted sleep is something we really aren’t used to, and don’t cope well with as a result
The last couple of weeks J has had an awful cough, which has woken us several times in the night and given us frequent 5-530 starts. This has seen us somehow return to zombie parents, trying to figure out in the midst of sleepiness whose turn it is to see to her whilst fumbling in the dark for medicine and drinks
It’s really thrown us out of sorts and the hubster and I have bickered a fair bit this week as a result. J feels fine in herself aside from the cough but as a precaution we have taken things slow and she has played us up a bit more than normal this week. You could say that everyone’s temperaments have been a little frayed and the countdown to bedtime has been watched in eager anticipation by all of us
On Friday we’d had enough and J was really struggling with lack of sleep so off she went to the doctors a second time and this time was given antibiotics. She’s had a blue inhaler previously as and when needed but this time we were warned that if it doesn’t resolve we may be looking at a brown inhaler and an “official” asthma diagnosis
The one good thing from this last few weeks is her cuddles. She’s never really been a cuddly child but whenever she’s unwell she just wants her mummy to look after her and snuggle with her, which also helps calm her down after her coughing fits. I’m really hoping she will make a full recovery this coming week as I’d really like my little girl back, and let’s face it, we could all do with some sleep!
Linking up with Mummydaddyme for this week’s Ordinary Moments