Keep clutching at straws

10days since my last post partly because not much has in essence changed and partially cos I’ve been trying process all of this.

So we dropped R600 at the ENT only to be told he’s a gorgeous little guy and do we have calpol cos he’s ears are fine, maybe it’s teething? ( TEETH Really?!? Thanks Doc but teeth, seriously is that the best you could come up with for R600 buckeroos?!?!)

Then we had another few pearler nights and I *cue bad motherhood* prayed once again for SOMETHING to bloody manifest itself so we would have our ‘what’s wrong’

Then we were thrown a frikking bone and the physio Joanne Enslin, with whom we’d booked a Cranio sacral therapy session, had a cancellation and we were able to see her a week earlier than planned. We in the meantime had cancelled our weekend away with mates of ours and booked ourselves three VERY pricey tickets courtesy of kulula to Durban to see my sister who is a BEST life practitioner. ( as you can see we’ve started the alternative medicine route as it seems western medicine is failing us)

Ok so back to the craniosacral therapy session. So we went and again I clutched at my little straw in the hope of finding something wrong *cue bad motherhood*….*again*

It was an interesting session and I found it fussed me quite a bit, mainly because of reaction Daniel had. I’ve done some research and yet still find myself a little clueless so I’ll let this website explain what it is further. But basically in Lauren terms, Joanne laid Daniel down on the physio bed and placed her hands on him and when she got to his hips and neck the child went beserk! I mean he REALLY cried! She said he wasn’t in any pain but that it was more of an emotional release. At one stage she picked him up and he did his arching of the back that he does at night, which she says was him trying to recreate the birthing process ( which didn’t happen cos I had an emergency Caesar) WEIRD!! Anyway we left there with her saying that he was really tense and sore in his hips and head, but that he had a great release and we’ll see a great improvement in three or so days….a lifeline, a rope thrown out and I grabbed hold of it!!! Yet I was still not a quite a ‘believer’…..until that night when he slept through!!!!

Oh great so we’ve dropped two grand to come to Durbs and now the child is sleeping through! ( I know ungrateful you’re thinking)

So we flew down this morning and I thought what’s the point because since Tuesday we’ve had good night every second which I’ll take! But tonight we’re back to square one!! Been up 5 times so far with some serious arching and crying involved and I’m desperately hoping my sis will find something wrong with the ginger!! I know in my heart of hearts something is wrong. He’s not playing us, he is really in pain and even comforting him doesn’t stop the crying…… So I remain ever hopeful we’ll end this nightmare of the sleep drought that has haunted our house for 5 months now and one day finally get some sleep !

So tomorrow my sister will test Dan for food allergies and will also be able to pick up if any parts of his body are stressed. Will keep you posted. Will also be making another appointment with Joanne as I think he’ll really benefit from another session. Think tho now that I got THAT off my chest its time to try get some sleep ( it is after all 2:25am)