if there's been bloody mucus I'd get him looked at. Ella's had a couple of fevers along with cold and flu but i have never seen dark bloody mucus from her.
I feel like crying girls! My 14-month old baby boy is sick for the first time since birth. I am very glad we made it this far without any illness, but it still kills me. He has a very runny nose (mostly clear, but with a little dark bloody mucus a couple of times), cough and fever. We took it rectally and it was 102.2, then we took it with an ear thermometer several times and it was never higher than 100.6. I gave him baby Motrin at 10pm and he is asleep now but still feels so warm. At what point is a fever dangerous?
Medicaid still has not renewed his insurance, so right now he isn't covered and I don't want to take him to the ER unless necessary because I don't want him potentially exposed to the flu and H1N1. Of course I will take him if I need to though.
Also, is there anything I can give him for his cough and sniffles?
He also keeps waking up and babbling/moaning in his half-asleep state. Ugh, I am going to worry all night!
Last edited by Mommy CuppyWuppy; November 29th, 2009 at 02:45 AM.
Thanks for your reply!
I did look that up online and everything I saw said it was rarely anything harmful, and was more than likely due to the sinuses being raw and irritated. I will keep an eye on it.
just make sure he is lightly dressed, does the temp go down after he has pain releif?? if so then just keep on top of it, you can give him paracetamol then 2 hrs later give him nurafen, then 2 hrs later panadol and so fourth, if the fever is not controlable then i would take him to ER, or if it continues for longer then 24 hrs, i deal with a fever at least once a month with levi, hope he feels better soon x
probably a bug, we had the bloody mucus too, it can turn into an infection then u need doc/antibiotics, if the fever perisits, time to see a doctor..keep baby cool!
I probably wouldn't be too concerned unless the fever was above 103....or if he starts acting really lethargic, then I would definitely take him in and have him looked at. Otherwise, just keep alternating Ibuprofen and Tylenol, maybe give him a cool bath and make sure he is getting plenty of liquids. Poor baby....it's miserable on both him and mama. I hope he feels better soon!!
Thanks for all the replies girls. It's been a really rough 24 hours, but the good news is that his fever is almost completely gone. Last night he went to sleep fine, but woke a couple of hours later screaming/crying hysterically (and he was in the bed with us, so that was unusual) and this went on off and on all night. We're all so sleep deprived still, because I doubt any of us got more than three hours sleep last night, in bits and pieces. He woke very easily and had a very hard time going back to sleep and staying asleep. He was really warm all night, but his temperature was still around 102.7. We gave him baby Motrin every six hours and tried to keep him as hydrated as possible, which was a challenge since he did not want to drink at times (I think due to being stuffed up). Finally by 9 or 10 tonight he was acting pretty much completely normal (playing, laughing, getting into stuff, lol) and was so much cooler.
For some reason though, he still is having problems sleeping and screams hysterically when I lay him down. His coughing seems to be almost gone and his nose doesn't seem as runny. He is still awake, crying, and I don't get it. Earlier he was throwing a full-blown tantrum, even with me holding him, so DF told me to put him in his crib and let him CIO. It's killing me to hear him cry, but I don't know what else to do or why he is doing this.
Any help is appreciated!!!
I'm glad he's better than he was its horrible having a sick child.
usually if they'vebeen sick it can take a couple of days to get back to normal routine. While he's probably feeling better, its likely he's not feeling 100% and is also sleep deprived. Unfortunately at that age they have no other way of expressing how they're feeling, and it sounds like you are doing the best thing you can for him. By all means go ina nd comfort him, but i wouldnt get him up again, just go and rub his back or give him a kiss and then go out again. Give him some time and understanding and he'll be jsut fine and everyone's routine will be back to normal in a day or so.
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