It was another sleepless night in our house. Mike took the first shift so I could get some sleep for work, I tend to sleep better from 10-2 than later. I believe Mike got Jude down about midnight, and Jude then woke up at about 3:30. He was up and down after that, but he would sleep as long as I held him, so I tried to get as comfortable as I could with him in my arms. He still also has yucky diapers, so it's the age old question of is this teething, or life threatening. Is this a problem with the increase in the medication that could signify a liver issue, or pancreatitis? Jude just had his medication levels drawn, and blood checked a few weeks ago, so we are hoping that isn't the issue. He doesn't have any bruising, and no vomiting which is another indication it's not medication related. We will keep a close watch on him as usual, and wait on the doctor to return my call from this morning.
So as we approach Thanksgiving I am reminded of all I am thankful for. I am also dealing with a few issues of being sad that Jude cannot understand what the Macy's day parade, turkey, and doesn't understand Santa Clause. I am however very thankful that Jude is with us, and the light he brings into our lives. I guess it's normal to feel a bit emotionally pulled in two directions during the holidays. I am also very thankful for my family because I would not have made it down this path the last year without their love and support. In addition to that, I have amazing friends who have also been there to support us as well. I have a good job where I am able to support my family, and I have an amazing daughter who has touched many lives this past year. Yes, I have a lot to be thankful for.
** Mike just called and said Jude isn't eating this morning, which may mean we will be spending Thanksgiving in the hospital, but I hope not.