Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Need sleep

Please pray for sleep for Elizabeth. The steroids are keeping her awake all night long. During the day she sleeps most of the time but it is not a restful sleep like we get.

There are four stages of sleep before you get to the Rem cycle, the deep sleep. Liz, on steroids only makes it part way into stage one: a light sleep where you drift in and out of sleep and can be awakened easily. In this stage, the eyes move slowly and muscle activity slows, also in this stage many people experience sudden muscle contractions preceded by a sensation of falling. Liz does not even make it to the falling stage of one. Probably a good thing becuase her steroids are making her a crabby pants. You can pray for that too, her crabbiness, while you are praying for her today.

Joel is still in the hospital and as far as I know they have not been able to find the source of the problem. Please continue to pray for the Brown family and Joel.

Blessings and a good nights rest to all of you tonight!



Lisa M said...

Praying for sleep, but REST for you all. This dreary day helps induce it, so I'm hoping so for you all!

Hugs, Lisa

Aunt Patti said...

Lizzie Grace,
I'm pulling for you...sleepless nights are rough and even worse when you can't sleep deep during the day. Skype me soon to let me know how homecoming was! I'm praying for Joel, let me know when they find out what is going on.

Christina Schnitzler said...

I'll be praying you are blessed by the sleep fairy Liz :) When i am up all night with my new baby boy i will be thinking of you and praying for you. Sending lots of love your way <3