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How can i help dd1 sleep , possible swine flu?

(7 Posts)
Marne Sat 08-Jan-11 22:11:20

Poor thing has been tossing and turning since i put her to bed at 7pm, she's moaning and groaning (just like dh when he has man flu). I have given her calpal and nurofen, her temp has come down slightly but she still seems unsettled. I there anything i can do/give her to help her sleep or have i just got to stay up stroking her back for the 2nd night (i really need some sleep)? Please tell me 'she will feel much better tomorrow and we will all get some sleep' grin.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 08-Jan-11 22:14:19

You again wink

She'll be a bit better tomorrow. Okay practical strategies. She aches. Perhaps a warm bath.
More pillows
A cotton sheet and no duvet against bare skin can help.
Tell your DH to take a six hour shift and not to whine because it'll keep you awake wink

Bon chance!

clux73 Sat 08-Jan-11 22:16:02


Me and my two daughters had really bad flu just before Christmas. DD1 had it very badly, DD2 not so bad. DD1 slept on a blow up bed in our room for 4 nights as normally shes in the top bunk bed but she wanted to be close to me and it was a lot easier for me to crawl out of bed and give her medicine/stroke her back/just reassure her with her nearby.

You have my sympathy. Its a terrible flu. I have never felt so ill in my life!

Marne Sat 08-Jan-11 22:21:45

Yes, me again grin, desperate for some sleep (not much chance), my plan was to give her calpol before bed and she would sleep through grin.

Maybe i should just try and get some sleep and try to block out the groaning, she seems to be asleep, just tossing, turning and talking a load of twaddle with her eyes shut.

AllSheepareWhite Sat 08-Jan-11 22:25:30

Don't bath as it can raise their core temperature rather than cool it. Put her in the bed with you if possible, your smell will calm her, that way you may get more sleep (not ideal I know, but it works). Give lots of fluids and make sure she is lightly dressed with sheet only. All of us had it over Christmas, were really bad for three days (2 nights) then it started to get better so hopefully it will for you too.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 08-Jan-11 22:26:07

She's probably delirious. Oh dear. Well there's not much you can actually do. But lie around and worry incessantly.

Try to get some sleep. She'll wake you if she needs to.

Marne Sun 09-Jan-11 09:18:58

She eventually settled (calpol must have kicked in and lowered her temp), she woke me at 6am with a temp of 39.0, she tried to get up and eat some toast but couldn't manage it so i carried her back to bed where she continued to moan for an hour before falling asleep.

I have now ran out of calpol so need to go and get some more and leave dh in charge for a bit grin. I'm trying to keep her out of dd2's way (really need to keep her well for hospital appointment tomorrow). Lets hope she feels a bit better when she wakes up.

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