Please help, resenting 14mo

(7 Posts)
Needsweetstosurvive Fri 26-Jun-15 08:05:47

I've already posted about this a few times but I'm going spare. 14mo is waking 3 - 4 times a night and getting up for the day really early. Today was the worst yet, 4.40am! He self settles at bedtime. We usually pat him back to sleep at night wakings. It seems like something is bothering him as he can drop off to sleep then let out a blood curdling scream if we are still with him or not. I'm TRYING to get over a sickness bug but not getting decent sleep is not helping. I'm starting to really resent him and think there is something wrong with him. He was improving with sleep but the last month has been terrible. Anyone experienced this and have advice on improving the situation? I thought sleep was supposed to get better, not worse!

Needsweetstosurvive Fri 26-Jun-15 08:09:04

He does have a cold at the minute, possibly an ear infection. Dr didn't know for sure as he wouldn't let him look properly. He prescribed antibiotics but I'm reluctant to give them as not really showing proper signs of ear infection. Off food slightly but possibly due to his cold.

chumbler Fri 26-Jun-15 08:14:31

you need to go to your Doc and know for sure if he needs medicine. it could make him feel much better?

do you breastfeed? could you express and let someone else feed him? or let someone else give him the bottle? just one good nights sleep would do you good. if not, could someone watch him during the day so you could get some rest?

chumbler Fri 26-Jun-15 08:15:17

SORRY blush I read 4 months not 14!!!

Needsweetstosurvive Fri 26-Jun-15 09:48:11

Yes, unfortunately 14 months....!

FATEdestiny Fri 26-Jun-15 19:17:41

Hi again Need, we seem to meet often on the sleep board.

Sorry to hear about your sickness bug. I too am just recovering from a tummy bug (not just sickness, coming from both ends, sorry TMI!). I think it's doing the rounds.

Has baby had the sickness bug? Because my 9 month old and also my elder son got the same bug before me. We have all finished the bug with having a sore throat and horse voice - unsure if this is a separate virus or the same thing.

But my point is, if you are poorly it is entirely reasonable that your DS will get the same bug. He might react the same way to you to the bug, or might reach differently. But him being poorly could explain a lot.

It is not unheard of for a little one to take over a month to fully recover from a bug and get back to normal. Personally I have not sought antibiotics for our tummy big, we are all just riding it out with plenty of fluids and rest. But the antibiotics may help.

Needsweetstosurvive Fri 26-Jun-15 19:39:31

Hi Fate, we do seem to meet often and I can always rely on you to give some good grounded advice.... So thank you! To be honest, I'm suffering from PND on and off still and it is particularly worse and a 'certain' time of the month, hence the post this morning. I'm probably being a bit harsh on my LO as I think he is obviously ill. I normally can't fill him up but it has been a real struggle to get him to eat anything the last few days. He is pulling at his ear on and off and can't keep his hand out of his mouth. My Mum thinks it might be tonsillitis as a result of his cold, or an ear infection as the Dr suggested. I haven't actually been sick but feeling very nauseous and spent the night before last on the toilet with the runs (sorry, tmi!) I'm starting to feel better now, but quite headachy with sore eyes. Like you said, I can't rule out DS having the same bug just showing different symptoms. All in all, I think I should cut him some slack and hope things improve when he is feeling better. I started him on the antibiotics today, just in case it is ear infection.

Thanks again for being a voice of reason. Hope you are all on the mend and your other DC don't end up with it!

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