- Major separation anxiety (I have the nail marks on my neck to prove it from when Chris or my dad try to take him from me). This explains the repeated waking up after he's gone down for the, supposed, night and why, if I put him in the bed, he settles down.
- The almost anticipated trauma of the surgery added to his already fragile sensory issues.
- And, perhaps most importantly, he is quite certain that Sam is still in quite a bit of pain, which is why he startles and jerks/flinches so much. He does not think that only keeping Sam on the pain meds for four days was long enough and advised that he can stay on for at least another week.
Other than the pain issue, we are trying to get an appointment with either one of the two OT's I was told about by Matthew's mommy and Aunty Mandie, who ever can accommodate us the soonest, to finally start getting a handle on this sensory/reflex issue.
And of course having our temp's sitting at 34deg (93ºF) just helps HUGELY! No matter how much it cools down in the evening though, our house stays as hot as an oven so we're all pretty well baked by now! Gosh...how many days left until Winter?
And, of course, ending on a high note - Sam weighs 8.8kg's!!! I really thought he would've lost a little bit of weight especially with not eating or drinking properly straight after surgery...but it looks like he didn't - how awesome! He's weight chart looks amazing....for the first 17months it stagnates most of the time, but has an occasional spike and then all of a sudden you get this lovely steep incline! Well done Conqueror!