Sunday, July 13, 2008

...so... sleepy...

That, of course, is how my wife and I feel right now. The Boy is absolutely tottering over with exhaustion, but he is just NOT going to sleep.

Yes, on Thursday, he slept for about four hours in the afternoon; but, receiving chemo sucks big time. One of the side effects of Vincristine is fatigue. Thursday night, he slept... well, he slept. We had to change his diaper every two hours. Sometimes he stayed asleep. Sometimes (most notably, from 3AM to 4:30AM), he woke up. He came into bed with us after the 5AM changing and was UP at 6AM.

Friday, he napped for a total of about thirty-five minutes during the day. That night, he went to bed at 9, and woke at 11, 1, 3:30, 4:30, 5, 5:45 and 6:30. Saturday, he napped for an hour in the afternoon, and that was it. Saturday night, he woke at 11 for an hour, then again at 1 and 3:30. Today, he napped for an hour in the morning and for a little bit in the car back and forth to my brother's house.

We're exhausted. I mean, really and truly exhausted. So is he, but he just doesn't want to sleep.

On the fun side, my wife played a lot of drums in Rock Band tonight. She's got good rhythm, for a string player.