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Sleep problems with son after hip replacement
I am hoping that maybe one of you have been in a similar situation and may be able to give some advise. My 18 year old son has cerebral palsy, is non-verbal and a full time wheelchair user. He underwent hip replacement surgery 6 weeks ago and in all aspects apart from his sleep he has had a really good recovery.
Since coming home from hospital he is not really sleeping at all. He will sleep for an hour and then will wake and will be upset and require turning many times throughout the night. He is sleeping about 3 hours on and off a night of very unsettled sleep. He is off all pain medication and is in fantastic form during the day and there does not seem to be any pain.
As he is non verbal he cannot express the cause of being unable to sleep. We have been diagnosed sleep medication for him but this does not seem to work. It seems to make him quiet agitated. I am really confused by this behavior.
Im hoping that maybe someone in this blog has been through a similar experience and maybe could give me some insight into their experience and anything that helped them.
I would really appreciate any feedback.