Alex: Blessed, blissful sleep. In a car seat. We'll take what we can get.
I'm so relieved we're seeing the doctor tomorrow. As anyone who has watched their child suffer will tell you, it's just awful. I hurt for Alex and I just want to make him feel better. It's horrible when you can't even comfort your child.
Counting today's two-hour nap, I've had a total of 13 hours of sleep in the last three days, so I'm keeping this short, but I have to give a shout out to a bunch of people who are helping us get through this.
Ellen M. who pleaded our case with the doctor's office and got Alex on the wait list and who did a late shift last night to give us a break.
Kyleen N. who did an early shift last night and assured me that I had a viable insanity defense. (Everyone needs sound legal counsel now and then!)
Alison R. who brought CHOCOLATE today and helped give the boys lunch and get them down for their afternoon nap, and her mom, Miriam, who flirted with Alex all through his meal then helped with clean up and nap time.
Sarah O. and her dad, Jerry, who sent an herbal remedy for us to try. I don't know if it will work, but at this point I'll try anything!
Jamie F. who came for most of the day and let me take a two-hour nap. It was probably the most precious sleep I have ever, ever had. I was almost fully functional afterwards. Jamie you are a star for watching babies, making bottles, and getting everyone down for the first time tonight (2 of 3 have even stayed down!). I really wasn't kidding when I said I was going to hold you hostage. (Refer to my thanks to my legal counsel above.)
Lorrie P. who recommended a doctor and offered to come help so I could nap. I may need to take you up on that, Lorrie!
My mom, Alice, who has listened to the babblings of a sleep-deprived crazy woman for the past few days and been on her own search to find something to help Alex.
Everyone who has sent us an email to let us know that they are thinking about us and praying for us. We appreciate your kindness.
Thank you, thank you, thank you all. Stay tuned for an update following tomorrow's doctor's visit.