I am a few short seconds away from blowing a fuse. Lil' Man as not slept more than 6 hours a night since Thursday. Typically he sleeps 7:3o pm-7am, with a 45 min nap around 1pm.
On Wednesday the doctor prescribed him Focalin. Focalin is a medication that is used to control ADHD. One of the side effects is insomnia. He has been up since 4am. Which means i've been up since 4am.
One would think he would sleep considering he takes a prescription sleep aid.
He is agitated, restless, whining, and just plain annoying.
It's 11:30am, and i've been trying to get him to nap since 11am. After all he's already been up for over seven hours.
He's tired, his eyes are red, his whining non-stop, but his body wont relax.
He told me "Mommy I am so tired"
I've tired singing to him, rubbing his back, ignoring him, sitting in his room, bribing him.
A FAS, ODD, ADHD kid with no sleep equals a total disaster.
Since he's not my kid, I can't take him off the medication. Dr says i've to stick with it for 30 days. Thank God i'll be gone for 18 of those 30 days.
I know it isn't his fault, but that doesn't make me any less sleepy.