I think Ben is having night terrors. Poor little guy. In the past three nights he's woken up a total of 5 times screaming. It takes at least 10 minutes to calm him down each time. He's so scared and doesn't know what he wants. It's so hard to watch your child so afraid and not able to take away the scary things. We just hug and cuddle him, sing to him, reassure him that everything is ok, rock him, put him in our bed, etc. If you ask him what Jesus does he will tell you "Jesus takes the scary stuff away"
Last night we were up watching TV and I barely heard screaming coming from our bedroom. (our door was slosed so I could just barely hear it.) I dropped my keyboard and mouse and ran into the bedroom. I didn't even say anything to Jim. I just picked him up and held him. Jim came in right after me wondering what the heck was wrong with his wife. We put him in our bed and both sang to him for 10 minutes. He finally calmed down so I went and took a shower while Jim laid with him then we switched places.
I just wish I knew how to help him. I wish I could take the scary stuff away.
ETA - He had two more tonight :(