Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Maybe Later?

Sorry guys.  I've tried for 30 minutes to upload photos to the blog and it's not happening.

How about a crazy story instead?

I'm pretty sure Owen had a night terror last night.  We heard a scream from his room around 10 PM, and when Scott went to check on him, he was standing, dazed in the middle of his bed.  We thought he settled back to sleep, but less than 2 minutes later he was screaming again.  I watched him rock back and forth on all fours, pop up and walk around in a circle on top of his bed, fall back on all fours and rock some more only to pop back up and walk in circles.  Over and over and over again.  Total zombie look in his eyes, though by the end he was calling me specifically, so he must have been a tiny bit coherent at that point.  During the 20-minute episode, there were also times he sprinted in place while lying on his back, like he was trying to get away from something.  Eventually he lay back down (man I just had a bad lay/lie/laid/lain argument with myself!), closed his eyes and was immediately in a deep sleep.

Good thing this isn't the late 17th century.  I'd have arrange Owen's exorcism on my to-do list today.

His age, gender and a family history of sleepwalking are all risk factors.  Plus he's out of routine from our beach trip, and he had an exhausting first day back at school yesterday topped off by a late t-ball game.  So there's that.

He had a few back when he still slept in a crib, so even though it was scary last night, in the back of my mind, I knew exactly what was going on.  Hopefully tonight will be peaceful!

Anyone else ever see or have one of these?

1 comment:

Grandma DD said...

All of you always woke up after screaming so this is something I haven't experienced. It really sounds scarey!