Cassandra - posted on 01/14/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello, my name is Cassie and I have a 5 year old little girl, who has always been happy and healthy and has always slept well through the night and through naps. But starting about a month ago, she has been having some problems at night. She was asleep one night and I woke up to her screaming and crying for me. When I went into the room to check on her, she had this look of terror on her face and she was shaking tremendously. I thought maybe she had a bad dream so I tried holding her for comfort. I tried talking to her, telling her everything was okay. But nothing seemed to work. She was almost trying to kind of claw her way out of my arms and was begging me to help her as if I wasn't trying. And she would say things like, "its hurting" or "I cant stop shaking" or "im so scared." And when I would ask what was hurting or what she was scared of she always said I don't know, I don't know... And her heart would be racing. But after about 5-10 minutes of doing this, she finally calmed down and went back to sleep as if it was nothing. And ever since then it has happened the exact same way about 5 or 6 times now. It even happened one night when we were in the car. After watching her, I honestly don't believe it is nightmares. And I don't think a regular pediatrician can help with this one. Please, does anyone else have a child with this problem or know what I can do to help her?!!