My poor little girl broke her foot five days ago, in two places, and is in a plaster cast to her knee.
She's coping fairly well, although she's still in shock and wanting to go over and over what happened, talking about it all the time, which I guess is a good thing.
However, she's really having problems sleeping, I'm giving her Tylenol before bed, as I can't bear to hear her cry and she needs to sleep, but any ideas of anything else to help her? The doctor suggested Benadryl (sp?) for bedtime in case it's itching that is keeping her awake. The main problem is getting off to sleep - she's soooo tired but unable to sleep, I can keep her asleep by rubbing her back etc once she's asleep, but it's taking hours to get her off to sleep in the first place.
Any suggestions welcomed, or if not, just some sympathy.
Also, any book recommendations with characters in them with plaster? She is finding it hard to understand that the foot isn't 'broken' for good and will mend.