So you know that one time when I was whining about Elliot and it turned out he had a sinus infection the whole time? Well - you know how I've been whining about him getting up at 4 a.m.? Turns out, according to the doc, he is having night terrors.
Essentially, he is "waking up" terrified out of his mind yet he's not actually awake. Which is why when we were trying to console him and figure out what was wrong it was making it worse because then he would jolt awake and panic even more. Bizarre.
Oh, and Elliot? I'm sorry about threatening to put you outside.