It's well after 2 in the morning and I've just put the phone down after speaking to my distraught daughter. Her 18 month old son is screaming and isn't pacified by anything she does. He's been screaming, crying and sobbing for almost an hour and my daughter was at her wits end and very distressed when she phoned me. I'm guessing it's night terrors and it's heartbreaking to listen to him - he spent last night at my house and woke up sobbing this morning so I know how gut-wrenching it is to hear him so upset.
My daughter is a widow and is really struggling to know how to manage the situation as this waking up and crying is happening quite frequently now. I did offer to get dressed and drive over to spend the night with them, but she declined on the basis that I won't always be in a position to do that and she needs to learn to cope by herself. (She's also thinking of my health I'm sure.)
Are there any wise grannies/health visitors/GP's out there who can offer advice for her?
I'm off back to bed now, but feeling pretty sad for my lovely girl. Not sure either of us will get much sleep tonight.
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