HELP 28 MONTH OLD WONT STOP CRYING

Jen - posted on 04/15/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is recovering from scarlet fever and oral thrush and his crying and screaming for like 20 mins at a time for no reason he dont want to play he dont want juice he dont want food his not wet he dont wana go out to the park he dont want sweets nothing. all of a sudden he will be happy for 30 mins n then it starts all over again

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Jen - posted on 04/16/2011

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his stomach is fine. he seemed a little better yesterday we had a few crying fits but i just sat him on the floor for 2 mins and let him calm down and then i asked what he wanted and it seemed to prevent him getting all worked up and instead of waking up from naps screaming yesterday he woke up and gave me a hug also his eaten all his dinner the last two days,

Neva - posted on 04/16/2011

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Does he seem to have a stomach ache when he's crying? I would take him to the doctor right away. There is a condition called intussusception where part of the bowel telescopes over another causing an obstruction. Every time the intestins try to move it causes extreme pain and the child will be very very uncomfortable, inbetween these waves the child may seem perfectly normal. It can become very serious, but is easily cured. Usually they will do a barium enema with an x-ray to see if it is intussesception and the dianostic is the cure.

Jen - posted on 04/15/2011

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i went to the doctors tuesday and they said cus he hasnt had a fever since monday night his recovering from the illness but has oral thrush and thats slowy starting to go. i tried all the things you said bit nothing i dont know if his doing it for attention or if his still not feeling that great or just wants to do what he wants. his eating aswell but not as well

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Oh, and if it gets bad enough for you to be really stressed out, I got something else for ya. At our local hospital I went into one of the execuitive offices and CRIED. I told them I was having hell with paperwork and couldn't get it fixed and that I couldn't figure out how to do it and that even when I finally got my insurance straight, their hospital was booked months out for the OBGYN area, and I was already 5 months pregnant so what was I supposed to do?! He wasn't even involved in that area of the hospital but he was high enough on the totem pole to help. It worked wonders, and he even gave me his card and told me if I had ANY other problems to come back to him. I've been back once since, when I needed to have my son checked but we sat in the ER for 2 hours with no one checking on us at all. They helped then too.

So I'd say go to the nearest big hospital, go to the execuitive offices, and ask if you could talk to a pediatirians nurse for a minute and if you can, cry :) You probably won't even have to pay to talk to them for a minute and you'll get answers and your son looked at real quick.

Sometimes being irate, crazy, out of your mind crying is the best haha

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I'd say he's still ill and still recovering. My son is doing the same thing, at 5 months old, with an ear infection, bronchitis and fever because he got the simple flu RSV.. it's been just as fun :)

When is the last time you've seen a doctor about his condition? You could try calling his doctors office or the local hospital and ask for a nurse to call you back when they have time. You may have to wait an hour, and if they don't call you back, call again. Usually they can help comfort, give advice, and help with general things.

Does he have a high temp? When is the last time he ate? Has he napped? What about going for a drive, or to the Dollar store and letting him pick out a toy or two? Hmm.. popsicles? Maybe his stomach is upset. Try giving him a bath and distracting/playing with him? Man, it could be so much. There has to be a reason, even if he is just feeling icky. :(

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