Thursday, September 18, 2008
Night terrors or just startled? Either way last night was not good.
I am afraid Trey is having night terrors. Not nightmares but Night terrors they are different from what I can read. With his history of sleeping problems and nightmares it wouldn't surprise me. He has been having, we think, nightmares for a while now. It seems to come and go. Last night he got up and came in our room at 11:00. I have been sick so was koncked out so I didn't even know it. When he came in the room JD just picked him up and put him in our bed this is usual but usually happens about 4am or so. He was kicking and rolling so much that JD took him back to his bed and waited for him to get comfy then left him. So at 2 am we are awaken by a thud and Trey screaming bloody murder. JD gets out of bed and walks to the door of our bedroom and sees Trey go running, screaming down the hall at mach 5. Like seriously running faster then a running back. JD calls out to him and he runs back to the other end of the hall. JD grabs him and puts him on our bed the whole time Trey is thrashing and kicking and screaming and crying (UGH I am about to cry typing this, it was awful) trying to get off out bed. At first I thought he fell out of bed and was confused because he thought he was in our bed but when he was awakened he was not so he would be confused and scared. But the more I think about it and remember he didn't seem awake at all. We were trying to calm him down and talk to him and rub his back and get him stil but he was just thrashing and screaming and crying. I even went and flipped the lights on and off a few times to try and wake him up good (It was very dark in our room) this seemed to shock him and calm him a little. Now that I look back on it, it seems like his eyes weren't even open. He settled down some and was able to go to sleep. He basically went from a terrified, thrashing, mess to snoring asleep in moments. Once he was calmed down I stepped into the bathroom (steps away) and when I came back (moments) he was snoring. It was awful. It was like watching your child be torn apart or beaten up by something invisible. Any advice here? Hey I'll take what I can get.