The ScreamFest Continues

It’s currently 2:34 am.

We have just endured another Scream Fest.  Little MPB is miserable.  And the Adult MPB’s are exhausted.

Fortunately for Little MPB and Mr. MPB it appears they have both fallen asleep.  But I am clearly not so fortunate as my insomnia has likely just kicked in and I’ll be up for a few more hours.

Needless to say, the morning is going to come too quickly and we are all going to have a very long day ahead of us.

And, the good/bad news is that Little MPB and I visited our doctor today.  The findings are:

  1. Little MPB appears to be perfectly healthy – which is exactly what I suspected.  He has the sniffles but nothing more then just the sniffles.  His ears are just fine.  His chest is completely clear.  His stomach feels fine.  His throat looks good.  He has no new teeth arriving.  After answering a tonne of questions and watching Little MPB explore the tiny doctor’s office, it was determined that his behaviour is also completely normal for an active little boy.  All of this means that there is no medical reason for the screaming.  But, if it continues for a few weeks or gets worse then Little MPB will have urine and blood testing done just to be safe.
  2. I forgot to ask again about Little MPB language.  But, to be fair, I asked about it just over a week ago when I first went in for my foot.  So I don’t think I would have learned anything new by asking again.
  3. My foot is not broken.  I knew this already, but what I didn’t realize is that the ligament damage that I’ve done is a 6 to 8 week recovery.  Even though the swelling is starting to subside, I am not allowed to run because I will continue to re-injure and prolong the healing it if I do.  I am to continue to be active, but I must stick to cycling, swimming and light walking.  I have a few thoughts on this:
    1. After all the recent drama at my old spin studio, I’m told I have to cycle?  Seriously, I wanted a break from cycling for a while.  But I am also not willing to do nothing and now that the swelling is going down I have no excuse.  So, I guess I’ll be dusting off my bike and hitting the trails, or finding a new spin studio.
    2. 2 runs and I manage to do significant ligament damage, WTF?!  Clearly no good can come from running.  And my entire plan to run outside has officially been derailed.

It’s now 2:50am.  Little MPB has started screaming again.  Mr. MPB is fast asleep (as he should be, he has been up for a few hours trying to comfort Little MPB), so I guess it’s my turn.

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12 Comments on “The ScreamFest Continues

  1. Ugh! I’m so sorry! There is nothing worse than middle of the night screaming. I wish I had some words of encouragement for you. At least the doctor says there is nothing major. When we have had nights like that, my brain spent a lot of time coming up with worse case scenarios. Good luck!


  2. Oh no… Really hope this is a temporary developmental thing that he will work through quickly… Like I was always advised when the baby stuff got hard, “this too shall pass”.


  3. I hope this scream fest passes soon – it’s good to hear doc has given him a clear bill of health – hang in there!


  4. I’m so happy that little MPB is healthy but I am so sorry for the enduring screamfest. I can’t even imagine dealing with that. Did the doctor suggest a cry it out approach or offer any words of wisdom/approaches to dealing with this. I know you must be exhausted. Also Luke just had his 15 month check up and the doctor said there is a language explosion that happens between 18-24 months as so many of your readers mentioned. Hang in there with the foot…and lack of sleep….and all the work. Thinking of you.


  5. Ugh, that’s awful. Sometime between age 1 and 2, one of our twin sons would occasionally wake up screaming hysterically for no apparent reason, and nothing we could do would really console him. He would generally stop on his own within 15-30 minutes, and these spells eventually stopped. We chalked it up to night terrors. It was pretty strange and disturbing at the time, though.


  6. Oh no. I’m sorry you have such a long recovery ahead of you, and also sorry that the screaming continues with no known reason!! I hope your foot starts feeling better soon, and hopefully that screaming will stop soon too!!


  7. Oh no! I’m so sorry about the foot and the screaming. I had plantar fasciitis for a year and because I love to run (and am not a fan of swimming), I was so miserable. Hope for a speedy recovery and more sleep to all of you! P.s. swimming is actually kind of cool when you get the hang of it


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