View Full Version : Our Rotten Night!
My poor little bubba had a temp of 39.1 last night, we phoned the hospital and they said to give him nurofen and see how he goes. He didn't go to sleep until 12.30am, screaming the whole time, and when he finally did he woke up at least every hour to scream for a while, his temp is down to about 38.4 (is that normalish??) but he seems pretty happy, if not tired, (as we all are today!) Is this teething or something else, I'm debating whether of not to get him checked up at the docs today??
Also, just a Q, how do you feel when bubs is sick and up all night?? Sorry its just I felt pretty fustrated and tired, and I feel bad for feeling that way, because it wasn't his fault... So I was wondering if you guys feel that way too, or if Im just selfish??? :(
So sorry you had a bad night. I also get a bit stroppy when sleep deprived. I lie there and think "given you panadol, checked your nappy, offered you a drink - I just can't do anymore - so go to sleep". Then hubby and I argue about letting them cry :( .
I would take him to the doc. DD2 had a shocking night last week and was crotchety all day (she didn't have a temp). I took her to the doc and sure enough, an ear infection. Doc once told me that ear infections will give you the worst nights EVER. IT gets worse when they lay down because the pressure in their ear changes (which is why they can be fine while they're up). I'm sure that there's a medical type problem and once you eliminate that, he'll go back to his normal self.
You are not selfish - sleep deprivation is a bad bad thing.
Ditto to xkwzit - I also have nights (including last night) of lying in bed listening to a screaming toddler when I have breastfed, given nurofen, cuddled, patted, rocked,.......and end up leaving them to cry it out (after arguing/discussing with DH) because there is nothing left to do.
Get bubba checked out - the ear infection is the worst in my experience - but is easily fixed once you know what it is!
Sounds like an ear infection to me too...my DS gets a temp of 40, sometimes higher, before any other symptoms appear. He has been like this since his first one when he was about 6mths old, thankfully he hasn't had too many.
My dr also told me that teething alone DOES NOT cause a fever and to always get bub checked if they have a temp.
Hope your bubba is ok and you get some sleep tonight :)
I hear you, Harmony. we had a shocker last night too. no temperature but lots of screaming. there's a tooth bursting through so i think that's the cause. i agree with what's been written above - if there's a temperature, it'd be good to check what the cause is.
Good luck tonight - hope you and your bub have a great sleep.
We went to the GP today to get him checked out, it turns out he still has his Viral Infection from (was it) last week or the week before?? Apparently its still going to get a bit worse before it gets better! So looks like we are in for a few more rough nights yet!! :( Unfortunately there is not alot that can be done about it, apart from lots of fluids and panadol (did you know milk is not classed as a fluid - I didn't!)... Poor Bubba...
Breastmilk is considered a "clear fluid" in medical terms and is encouraged. If you have a bf baby all they need to drink when ill is bm because of it's medicinal qualities.
Just agreeing with JanetF. When Spencer had an infection, we were encouraged to give lots of bfs for the same reason.
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