Friday, September 5, 2008

Attack of the Spiders!

Yes, it is 4:11 a.m. and we have been awake for the better part of an hour. We were awakened to the blood curdling screams of Ryan around 3:30, only 30 minutes after Rosey woke me up to take her to the bathroom. He was screaming that spiders were on him. I took him to our bed and told him that there weren't any in our room. He seemed o.k. for about 3 minutes and then let out that blood curdling scream again and went into a panic mode trying to get away from the spider on me, him, the bed, the pillow, you name it. We turned the light on and then he came unglued because the ceiling fan was a spider. So, now we are freezing because we have to have it on high so it doesn't resemble one. I am pretty freaked out on this one, usually he is good within minutes of Daddy stomping them out, but every 10 minutes he claims one is on his leg. It cramped up from all the jumping around.

Any ideas? Has anyone had a two year old that has such vivid fears? (hallucinations) He has an ear infection, but I can't imagine that could have anything to do with this.

Thank heavens for the distraction of Wow Wow Wubzy that seems to be calming him down.

Ralph just pointed out an irony to me. He is terrified of spiders, but the pajamas he is wearing are Spider Man and they have a web and spider on them.

Looks like he is getting tired, so I am going to try and get some rest. After all, school is in 4 hours and I am the carpool driver.

Update: We didn't get to bed until 5:30 this morning and he woke up and started in on the spiders again, although not to the degree it was during the night. Wouldn't let me put him down. Help Mothers!

3:30 p.m. The doctor took Ryan off of his amoxicillian immediately and said he can't be sure that is what caused the hallucinations, but wouldn't rule out the dye and mix they use for the antibiotic. We will see if tonight is better.


Bill said...

Kewl music, Robin.

Williamson Fam said...

I'm not a mother but... Is he on any medication for his ear infection? Maybe he's allergic to the medicine? Just a thought.

Wiltbank Family said...

That is so funny, I know not to you but it reminded me of when I was little. I would see a spider and swear it grew. I would sream out to my dad. In my little mind, I just knew it was going to eat me and the more my parents told me "don't worry" it made it worse.
Hey, what does the "Finn" mean?
Love ya, Rachel

Shannon said...

Robin, I am very late in posting - this is all probably a memory by now - but I hope it is all better! I bet it was the meds... my Dad thought the flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz were after him when his pain killers disagreed with him.