The past 40 hours or so might have been the WORST couple of I have had in a long, long time.
It started with Will deciding that he didn’t enjoy sleeping in his crib tent that we JUST bought last month so he ripped it apart, escaped and joined us in the living room with a big, silly smile on his face.
And while that might sound funny, it isn’t.
Not when I don’t have any other way to keep him safe and secure at night.
HOURS after we finally got him to fall asleep (as in 3 am), Russ and I sat on the couch trying to figure out what the heck we could do… build him another bed, buy another crib tent (Lord, NO!), or invest in a specially made item specifically for autistic kids like this, or this, or this…
Needless to say, it was a bad night of little sleep, followed by a busy day of talking to Will’s teachers and therapists for suggestions and then running around trying to get things accomplished to ensure we would have no more nights OR days filled with so much stress and tension and worry that my buddy would get out of bed while I was sleeping and get out of the house. (God forbid!)
As a last minute solution for Will until we can figure out what the heck to do that will keep him safe, Russ and I went to Cabelas and bought a single person tent and we popped that bad boy up in the place where his crib used to be and thankfully… it worked and he went to bed like a good boy (after a dose of Melatonin) 🙂And, while Russ was very helpful today, it is Ryan who knew exactly what I needed at the end of the day 🙂
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