For the last two weeks, difficult child has gotten up every single night between 12am and 4am, and has taken 2-4 hours to go back to sleep. She screams, she yells, she bites, she throws, you name it and she'll try it. It's a battle to the deaths. Cage matches have nothing on this child. Im waiting for the scene from Madagascar where the monkeys are in the train station and get caught. All I can think of what will come next is when the talking one says "If you have any poo, fling it now." It's coming, she just hasn't had any poo. Im trying to back way off the melatonin, I hate the massive amounts but mother in law gave her 3x the max amount she was supposed to have while I was out of town last weekend and it totally screwed with her. Hey it would screw with any of us if we slept for almost 4 days straight and took 18mg of melatonin a day. Usually difficult child gets up every other night or once every few nights. This every night stuff is killing me. She takes no naps, she gets up on time in the morning. Our next appointment isn't until the 8th and I'm losing my mind. easy child is sound asleep in her fancy little difficult child-proof crib in my room and will be until about 5:30-7am, but instead of getting some much needed rest after a nasty week with all three of us having the flu I'm restraining, yelling(comes out a mouse squeak, my voice ran away), closing doors and ready to pull my hair out. At this very moment I am so close to grabbing easy child out of the crib in her deep sleep, wrapping her little pink and brown giraffe print blankie around her, telling difficult child to get in the van, strapping them both into their carseats and driving as fast as the law allows to the biobehavioral ward. Mommy is gonna crack. From the sound of my post I think I already have on some level. I have done this on my own for a year solid, and 5 months before that. I only have to survive 3 more months before husband comes home but right now I dont know how to survive 3 minutes without chain smoking and possibly picking up a huge bottle of wine. I don't drink much at all and a glass makes me beyond tipsy, so imagine the fun I could have with a bottle! Please, please, PLEASE! If anyone has any suggestions on how to handle difficult child at the not-even-funny hour of night for 2 more weeks until her appointment, share. If not, please send super glue so that I may put my hair back before husband comes home.