My poor DS has a bit of a gungy eye (I have drops from the chemist) and is generally a bit unwell in himself.
Last night, I could hear him via the baby monitor asking who was opening his door and who was at his window, err nobody? He then started screaming like I’ve never heard him scream about the baby on his bed that was scratching his wall AND MUMMY GET ME OUT OF HERE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE ITS GOING TO GET ME Went in there, he was boiling, and absolutely freaking out.
Put him in my bed, got some calpol into him and he was still doing it, screaming about someone opening the door and all the spiders on the walls. My DH thankfully came in from his night out at this point and helped me settle him back down.
Then was up again screaming about his hands, just in bed screaming with his hands in front of them shouting that they weren’t clean and he needs to wash them.
Is this a thing? Linked to the higher temp (around 38.8) because it terrified me and he’s never done it before He’s still asleep now so is having a lie in after his rubbish night which is good and I really hope he wakes up and feels better
Was in my room 'hearing' my mum and dad shouting at me becuase it was my fault the contestant hadn't won who wants to he a millionaire. (Program we had all been watching before going to bed) I remember them sounding so so angry, amd I was sitting by my bedroom door sobbing.
My brother found me there and went to get my parents.
It sounds so ridiculous now but I still remember being so scared. It felt completely real.
Yes my dd has night terrors which are triggered by fever. It's really frightening. The advice I've been given is to not interact with her when it's happening, which sounds awful because you want to comfort your dc. Instead wait until it's over and then wake them up, take them to the toilet and then settle them back into bed, give meds to take down the temp or a cool compress. By waking them up you are hopefully stopping it from recurring later. My dd was talking about seeing giants and thought I was a giant but thankfully could remember nothing in the morning. Dr told me night terrors and or hallucinations where quite common in children with fever.