Tuesday, 18 January 2011

sleep deprivation is back

Yesterday we had a consultation with Footsteps. They are in South Oxfordshire and offer 3 weeks intensive physio - two hours a day. One hour is standard mat work and then an hour is in 'the spider'.
From Raising Seth
The spider is basically bungee cords attached to a frame allowing the child to stand and move in a way they haven't been able to do before.
It did look very cool and I can understand that 3 weeks of intensive physio would have a very positive effect and it is very popular - all the sessions this year are fully booked with waiting lists. But we're not going to go ahead. Too damn expensive for one, although there are lots of reasons. I'm really glad we looked into it though.
I don't know if he got overexcited (he was was very excited!!) but when we went to bed last night past midnight, Seth was still very awake and talking away. He then woke up screaming at 2.30, then at 3.30 and then again at 6.30. He still only fell asleep for about 30 minutes this morning at school and didn't sleep at all this afternoon. He's like one of those Duracell bunnies - he just goes on and on. He's obviously so mentally stimulated which is fantastic but I think we will pay for that at night! I'm going to a seminar run by Cerebra - Understanding Sleep and Resolving Related Problems in Children with Disabilities - so I'm hoping to learn something useful!!