Thursday, May 10, 2007

prayers please...

Introducing my Tre-Tre...

This is my youngest son. He's about to turn 3 in a couple of days, and I can't believe how time has flown. He joined our family at 7 months old-- a pretty sick little guy.

I'm a few hours behind on posting (and I apologize to Jeanne for imposing on her day...) because I spent the day in the hospital with my dear Tre-Tre.

See, Tre-Tre doesn't sleep for more than 30-40 minutes at a time. Normal brains release a hormone called melatonin that relaxes you and calms the brain so the body can sleep, but my little guy's brain was flooded with alcohol and drugs in utero. As a result, he doesn't produce melatonin. I'm sure the other moms here can tell you what a tired two-year-old who can't get to sleep is like in the middle of the night. Yeah, this is a 24/7 for us.

A day at the hospital and all we were told is that he's still not old enough for melatonin supplements. So, my hubby and I take turns sleeping while the other one tries to keep a cranky, upset little guy who just wants to sleep but his brain won't quiet down to let him from waking up the whole house. All night long.

He's playing with his train table right now like its 1 in the afternoon-- not in the morning.

And I'm sleepy...

5 comments:

Erin said...

Oh my, I will certainly pray!

T. Suzanne Eller said...

Father, I pray for this little guy. I ask that you heal him, give him rest, and give Barb supernatural rest that can only come from your touch. Thanks for this beautiful lady who loves kids, and shows them your love by sitting up at 1 a.m. in the morning while he plays trains.

Jeanne Damoff said...

No imposition, Barb. May the Lord grant you supernatural grace and stamina. And may His tender touch calm and soothe Tre. What a gift you are to this precious child. I pray He will become mighty in the kingdom.

Shanna said...

Wow. You don't know me, but you are certainly in my prayers!

Jeanette Hanscome said...

Barb,

Whenever that cute little face pops into my head I'll say a prayer for him--and for you!

A big hug,
Jeanette