Posted by Elizabeth on June 17, 2003 at 15:36:29:
In Reply to: Re: Question... posted by Elizabeth on June 17, 2003 at 15:33:51:
: : : : I have a question... before I go running to the dr as usual I need insight. My son who is 10.5 mos is being EXTREMELY difficult suddenly. He is normally a VERY needy child he whines and cries a lot. But the last few days has been ridiculous. He wakes and an hour later seems exhausted he will then sleep over two hours. Once awake he is moody and still seems tired and will go back to bed around two hours later. He does not seem to want his formula as much. And does not have as much interest in eating. He is waking several times at night (as usual)... but he doesn't want his bottle he just cries. When we go out he is awful and cries and screams... when at home he doesn't want to be held but doesn't want to be put down. He doesnt seem to be teething as he has one tooth that has been coming in for over a month now and just wont. Any ideas out there???? Thanks in advance!
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: : : It does sound like he is teething. That tooth you say that has been coming out for over a month and just hasn't will cause pain until it comes out completely. Also, has he been drooling. And sometimes you can't see if he is teething. Sometimes the gums just look a little swollen. Another possibility is that he is sick but I think most likely he is teething. I would try some Infant's Advil and see if that works. It usually lasts up to 8 hours.
: : : Hope this helps.
: : He was drooling a lot... let me ask though, you can see the tooth it does appear to have broken through the skin partially. How long should it remain that way? It doesn't seem to have moved in awhile and would that cause him to be like that still?
: It could take up to 3 months for the tooth to come out completely. It would cause a lot of pain. I have 2 toddlers (1-1/2 and 3). They would be in severe pain and have symptoms of a cold at the same time they were teething. They did not want to eat and they were fussy all the time along with a lot of drooling, and sometimes a runny nose. As long as he is not coughing or running a fever, I would try the Advil for 5 days. If he seems to get worse after that, then I would take him to the doctor to make sure it is not a cold.
One more thing, once you give him the Advil, he may sleep better and also help his moodiness. Like Elizabeth mentioned, him not getting enough sleep could cause his moodiness.