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help - 6 month old screaming

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koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:36:25

has now been screaming for 36 hours - went to a&e last night - she does not have ear or urine infection - basic medical review by paed came up with nothing - she doesn't want to eat - will omly drink 2 ounces then refuses feeds - will not sleep, or naps for 5 minutes and wakes up screaming she's a big girl (20 pounds) so this is entirely out of character as she's been dream child since birth and usually sleeps 12 hours and only cries if hungry - help me - i am now crying with her poor love

sallystrawberry Mon 29-May-06 15:38:28

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koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:39:31

calpol and nurofen - no real effect though

sallystrawberry Mon 29-May-06 15:41:21

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sallystrawberry Mon 29-May-06 15:42:23

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koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:42:56

no although gets hot and cold to touch

koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:44:32


koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:48:13

any body?

sallystrawberry Mon 29-May-06 15:48:33

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koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:50:09

said they did not know what was wrong with her - not very helpful

tribpot Mon 29-May-06 15:51:44

A&E can hardly expect you to figure it out - I agree with sallystrawberry, I would go back if the nurofen doesn't help. Is she teething?

koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:54:20

not sure - she is drbbling - but no teeth yet
i have two year old and teething with him was not like this
she also threw up all yesterday - can you throw up with teething? can it put them off their milk? if so, is there anything strnger than nurofen? poor girl is just beside herself

Feistybird Mon 29-May-06 15:56:03

NHS direct?? or back to A&E again. God it's so distressing isn't it, when they scream..

koalabear Mon 29-May-06 15:56:57

yep and bottom lip goes out and wobbles

tribpot Mon 29-May-06 15:57:36

Some kids are better than others about teething, I was a nightmare, my bro was very easy (so my mum delights in telling me now that ds is teething).

Teething can certainly make them unwell but I'd be v concerned about the throwing up and being off her food, is she getting enough fluid? A&E should have advised you on that at least. It sounds like you've been sent away with a flea in your ear, to be honest, would it be worth trying the Out of Hours GP service?

koalabear Mon 29-May-06 16:00:10

no they sent me up to the kiddies ward and i was seen byconsultant paed

said to cme back tonight if she is not keeping f luid down

however poor love is still clearly distressed

there must be a reason - a child doesnt scream for this long for no reason

sallystrawberry Mon 29-May-06 17:26:40

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koalabear Fri 02-Jun-06 05:01:52

sorry for break - we had to fly to san francisco - got off flight, and took her to doctor here in usa - she has ulcers in her mouth and that's why she didn't want to feed - doc gave her suppository pain relief and she is now feeding much better and on her way to being a much happier baby

thanks for your support

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