Had our 1st visit today - got it bumped up because of Ari's little creepy crawly friends.
I think we're really going to like him. He's a much better listener than either of the 2 docs we saw @ Parkside.
When I first mentioned it he was like "no way". I told him the symptoms we'd been having w/ his sleep & what I saw & he agreed. He said it was unusual to have them at his age unless another family member has them. I told him I thought it was nuts too & dismissed the idea at 1st but was so desperate I just decided to check anyway. He said a tape test wasn't necessary since from the description it's obvious that's what it is. I ** think ** my 12 year old SD may have them & just be too embarrassed to say anything, but I can't prove it. I can't think of how else he could get them. Anyway, DH & I are calling our doc & SD's pedi (she goes to elsewhere but we may talk to her mom about switching) for rx's tomorrow. He tried to make Ari's rx enough pills for everyone but the pharmacy wouldn't do it.
So the moral to the story is if you ever have a parent w/ an infant who suddenly can't sleep comfortably starting a few hours after bedtime, & no amount of parental soothing nor trying to let the LO settle themselves works, & the infant really wants to sleep but can't, suggest checking for pinworms. Crazy, but true.
yeah that is crazy, but believable....
I can't think of any 12 year old that would admit to those symptoms.....so I think treating her is the right idea.