I wasn't sure what to title this post. It has to do with Connor and sleeping and my current dilemma. A little background. Connor had severe reflux (resulting in major surgery at age 6) as a baby and never slept well so he ended up in bed with us most of the time. He has dealt with many medical issues and procedures prior to diabetes and was in counseling by age 3 for post traumatic stress syndrome due to all the medical stuff he had been through. We finally got him sleeping in his room most of the time by the time he started school. Fast forward to Dec. 07 when he was dx with Diabetes. He was suddenly terrified to sleep alone in his room and ended up in bed with us within an hour of going to bed every night. We finally gave in and just made him a nice pallet in our room and he slept there for several months. After he got his pump in April we convinced him to try sleeping in his bed but he was up and down several times a night. He told me several times "Daddy gets to sleep with you so you will know if he goes low at night. How will you know if I go low if I'm all by myself in my room?" That broke my heart. We finally compromised on letting him sleep on the couch in the family room just outside our bedroom. The couch is on one side of the wall and our bed is on the other side. This seemed to make him feel secure and that is where he slept most of the summer. Just before school started we transitioned him back to his bed and he did ok for a few weeks. Then the hurricane hit, he took a round of steroids (so crazy numbers), and we are still battling some crazy unpredictable numbers. This weekend he slept on the couch but dh made him go back to his bed tonight. Connor cried himself to sleep. My view is that if he feels more secure on the couch and he is comfortable there then there is really no harm in letting him sleep there. He knows we are right on the other side of the wall if he needs us. His room is on the other end of the house. My dh thinks I am catering to him and babying him if I let him sleep on the couch. I just can't imagine how this disease must feel to a 7 year old and the fears he must have of the unknown once he goes to sleep. I know he is scared of lows at night because he often asks me before he goes to sleep if I am going to check him at night to be sure he is ok. What do you guys think? Am I babying him? Should I be tougher and make him sleep in his room?