Help Me Whats wrong with my son

Megan - posted on 01/05/2012 ( 25 moms have responded )

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my 7 month old son is usually a really happy bright little boy but today he has been grumpy looks really bloaty in the face, keeps holding his face. he doesnt want to sit but doesnt want to go on the floor either or be held and his favourite toy (jolly jumper) isnt doing much for him only a minute of happiness does anyone have any ideas

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Denikka - posted on 01/06/2012

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Just because you can't feel the teeth doesn't mean that they aren't coming through. :)
Genny has a valid point, there is a chance that it could be mumps...but in a child so young, I'm not so sure. They don't even immunize for mumps until after a year old (commonly occurs in kids 2-12, but CAN happen at any age)
Here's a link to info about mumps:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth...

You can always bring your son into the doctor to have him checked out. :)

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/13/2012

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So much for what we know! When in doubt, always go to the doctor! Glad he is doing fine Megan. How scary!

Tara - posted on 02/12/2012

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Megan, sending well wishes to your little guy. Poor thing!! Hope he gets back to his happy bright self very soon!

Megan - posted on 02/11/2012

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thanks for the suggestions ladys, i took him to the doctors and he spent 3 weeks in hospital, it was his bodys way of telling us something was wrong, he had a growth on the back of his throat that needed to be cut out, wasnt cancerous but was still a worry. he is doing fine now

Nancy - posted on 02/11/2012

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Is he teething? Is he drooling a lot?



Any changes in diet recently? Has he seen a pediatrician?

Tara - posted on 02/09/2012

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It also sounds like teething to me. My baby girl has been 'teething' since about 2 months, she is almost 7 months and still nothing. I can see 4 bumpers where teeth are but covered in gums. It can be a very long process. Does he have any signs of teething such as biting done on your finger or toys (my babies would bite down hard or attack a toy lol) does it look like he is chewing on his fingers, drooling more then usual, rosy cheeks? What did the doctor say?

Emma - posted on 01/21/2012

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Has he had a good poo recently? Not going or holding it, or being bunged up can make them do all sorts of odd things.



I have two girls, one 3 year old and when she hasn't been for a couple of days she gets stroppy. The 20 month old gets irritable and doesnt want cuddles.



Just a thought x

Delenia - posted on 01/10/2012

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Has he maby started teething??..or a little ear infection...these could be reasons for his bloated face & holding his face..does he touch his ears or rub his ear on his shoulder,get upset if u touch his ears-mouth-face, my 8 month old is doing all the abouve & shaking his head from side to side alot ...& im pretty sure histeeth are moving into place, they might not be coming through in the next few days..but there is movement, & its bothering him big time...last night he got a 38.8 fever ,had no appitight.& vomited all over me justbefore bed..im putinghis soothers into the fridge and letting him drink alot of water with rescue drops in it ..gave him a fever sapository and then he was fine again....but moms know there own kids best if u are still unsure after 2 days or so take him to the nures or gp..good luck!!

Katherine - posted on 01/07/2012

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I agree, teething. And if it doesn't stop you may need to take him in.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/07/2012

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It can be a long time from the point of "teething" to actually cutting. The gums start getting sore, sometimes they look swollen, ans all the other symptoms happen.

Megan - posted on 01/07/2012

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hes a little bit better not much. i have him panandol which helped him get off to sleep.. no new foods just what he always been having. hes not on any medications so doubt its a reaction to that... all he really wants to do is drink and sleep.. im taking him to the doctors first thing monday morning if hes not any better

Elisabeth - posted on 01/07/2012

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Yeah...any updates? I have a 7 month old also who's behavior has been "off". Took her to pedi and all is fine. Seems to be teething. I have founf that those mesh feeding bags have become the pain savior. I have frozen cubes of her baby food pears and yogurt and popping them in their. She really likes it and then is numb from the cold for awhile afterwards. Let us know how he is. Hope all well!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/07/2012

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Have you tried giving him a pain reliever like Motrin or Tylenol? If so, did that help?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/07/2012

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Teething starts hurting well before you can see it. To be on the safe side, see the pediatrician to ease your mind. Good luck, hope all is well. They lose their appetite, drool, can get rashes on the body, have runny nose, and act a bit like they have a cold when they are teething. Also, they can run a slight temp.

Sharon - posted on 01/06/2012

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Is he on any solids yet? has he tried a new food? Maybe he's reacting badly to it.

Shayna - posted on 01/06/2012

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He could be having a severe allergy reaction. After having dd#1 I mysteriously became allergic to penicillin when it had never bothered me before. I was prescribed amoxicillin for a sinus infection, and after taking the first pill, I got extremely sleepy, itchy, puffy, and hot to the touch, even though I felt extremely cold. It didn't take long for my blood pressure to drop so low that I fainted. Ambulance had to come take me to the hospital while my husband stood holding our 2-week old baby. So definitely get him checked out. Odd swelling is not a good sign, and better safe than sorry.

Megan - posted on 01/06/2012

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he has no bumps so i wouldnt think so... have given him cold teething rings and face washers but nothing seems to be working for him

Denikka - posted on 01/05/2012

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I'd also say teething. See if he'll chew on a cold cloth or frozen toy. You can also use a numbing cream like orajel (I personally don't) or something like baby asprin or tempra drops :)
Good luck :)

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