The short answer is...better!
Rory's sleeping has improved tenfold. Our visit to Ngala was such a success. I don't know what they did, but they work miracles (or rather God does through them). Rory now usually only wakes once a night (so much better than six times on average). Duncan and I feel like new people. I'm hoping he'll stop feeding at night soon so I can enjoy a full night's sleep (he usually wakes between 3-4am absolutely ravenous - he's a big fellow). Oh how I took sleep for granted before I became a parent! He can self-settle without being swaddled so now he rolls around in his cot, finds his own dummy, and plays with his teddies before going to sleep. No more patting, ssshhhing, and rocking. He does get himself into some funny positions, but he can go to sleep standing on his head if he likes, as long as he sleeps!
His eczema still flares up. It's never been as bad as it was here though. I'm still none the wiser as to what causes it. I've monitored his diet, changed our laundry detergent....
I'm on new medication, the levels are now right, it is working, I feel really good. I still struggle with getting stressed over minor situations. I've found the key is doing less, really saying NO, and being organised (it's better to arrive somewhere early than be rushed and late).
In my naivety, I thought my recovery would be like this:
In reality, it's more like this:
Part of me worries that the medication will suddenly stop working like the old one did, but I know that I've just got to cross that bridge IF I ever come to it. It's pointless worrying about something that may not happen and, if it does, there are lots of people around to support me.
Thank you, Lord. I am amazed by Your grace every day.