cursing the wonderful world of modern medicine.
Bethiclaus is taking her daughter for a CT scan tomorrow. Because she's only 5 months old, they'll be doing a sedative-free CT. In place of sedation, they're suggesting sleep-deprivation.
Of course by 5 months of age, most of us have quite a few tricks up our sleeves to get a baby to sleep, and are all eager to share our hard-won wisdom at the merest hint of someone else's sleep woes. But Bethiclaus needs to figure out how to keep her baby awake, and how to comfort her without nursing when she's a big hungry cranky face the next morning.
I've sent her my own suggestions in a private message, but I know that what works for one child in a case like this doesn't always work for another. So send her any advice you might have. And, barring any good advice, just a little sympathy might be in order.
The scan is tomorrow, but I'm sure she'll be up, getting no sleep along with her baby, so she'll surely get your suggestions tonight, if you add them to the comment section of her blog.
Believe me, her day tomorrow will not be one for the baby book.
Bethiclaus: may there be no traffic on the way to the hospital; may radiology be running right on schedule; may Alliclaus be too fascinated by the strange sensation of sleep- and food-deprivation to announce her dissatisfaction in those heart piercing baby wails; may sleep come to her easily when the machine is warmed up and ready; may the pictures be clear; and may the results carry only good news your way.