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Making Lemonade

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Just as I started seeking info on coaching... (Thank you all for the great input and suggestions)
life decided to hand me some lemons. My son (who has Down syndrome) has had some restless nights that have included several bloody noses for the past few days. Seeing blood distresses him, and all my attempts at convincing him that he would survive fell upon deaf ears. At 3 am my skills were mainly focused on getting the bleeding to stop.
After 4 nights of interrupted sleep, last night was the first night I could sleep through. Trying to focus and implement a new plan fell by the wayside. I still need to catch up on sleep, but plan to resume finding some assistance.

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  • SUNSET09
    Continue to keep your plan in the forefront because no matter what, you will be there for your son and can't "catch up" on your sleep. Taek good care of yourself so that you can be fit for him and be strong! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1628 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    That is a lot of stress. In 1984 my brother and his then wife adopted a DS baby who appeared very healthy. At four months they found in a general check-up that he had a massive heart defect. They took him to the hospital 68 times before he passed away at age 18 months during his second open-heart surgery. He weighed 14 pounds and never had the strength to sit up. Thankfully, my brother had full coverage insurance, since they had adopted him & he was responsible for his medical bills. They divorced after that as they had no children together, and my brother has since married a wonderful woman & they have a son who is 13 now.
    1628 days ago
    I hope your son's issues abate and you both can catch up on much needed sleep! I'll be so interested in what you decide as far as coaching goes.
    1628 days ago
    Having children with challenges causes many sleepless nights for sure! My son had challenges which made for many sleepless nights as well. Hard to function on little sleep, so hope you get to catch up.

    HUGS and smiles.
    1628 days ago
    Being sleep-deprived makes the entire day difficult! Maybe tonight will be uneventful!
    1629 days ago
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