Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The joys of sleep deprivation

Evie has been battling an ear infection for the past month.  She is currently on her fourth antibiotic!  Sleep has been a limited commodity in that time.  For several weeks now, she has been up 3 or more times a night, and sometimes she won't go back to sleep at all.  On top of that, her first tooth made an appearance last week, which didn't help with the sleep situation.  M and I have been coping as best we can, sleep walking through work, trying to trade off duties, and not kill each other in the process.

Because she's been in so much pain, we've given her pain reliever whenever it was obvious that the pain was keeping her awake.  In the middle of the night one night last week, we decided it was best to give her some.  M measured it, gave it to her, and went back into the kitchen to put the medicine away.  The next evening he said to me, " Did you do that?"  I asked him what he was talking about.  He had opened the microwave to warm up dinner and found the infant tylenol bottle in the microwave.  Our medicine cabinet is above the microwave.  Apparently he had missed the cabinet when putting the bottle away.  We both had a good laugh.

The tooth has broken through, and this antibiotic seems to be working (for now), so hopefully we'll all be sleeping better soon!

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