Nephew ?

Jessica - posted on 06/27/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 8 months old nephew is staying with me and has been since he was 6 months old. I have 2 older boys of my own one is 5 the other is 21 months. My nephew is worrying me his development seems off I can not put my finger on it but he is floppy , does not crawl, hold his own bottle or anything where my 2 where already doing all of this by his age. Also he screams all the time. Unless I am holding him he screams if i have to leave the room he screams, He also Pulls his own hair hard til i have seen him pull some out. He claws his face and pulls his ears also but does not have an infection this is like he is trying to rip it off. He is only going to be here for 2 more weeks but I am really worried about him

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/27/2011

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That sounds terrible and frightening? have you talked to the parents about this or gone to the pediatrician for evaluation?

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Jessica - posted on 06/28/2011

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Took him to the Doctor today they are sending him to be seen by some on that will know for sure if he is not developing right as they said he has missed some major mile stones also when he was seen at 5 months old while still with his mother he weighed 7 pounds he was 6 pounds 6 oz at birth. he now weighs 17 almost 18 pounds and I have had him for over 2 months I got him right after she took him in last time.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/27/2011

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Good luck tomorrow Jessica, and I hope it is nothing serious. Please give us an update if you have time!

Jessica - posted on 06/27/2011

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He has an appointment tomorrow. I would have had him in sooner but had to wait on the power of attorney from his mother. both of his parents are going to be away for awhile and so he is going to live with his other aunt out of town. But I am still worried even if he is only going to be with me for a few more weeks . I plan on talking to his Doctor tomorrow about all this but I thought I would ask if anyone else thought this was not normal. I know he could not be crawling yet and not holding the bottle but every thing else worries me .

Ashley - posted on 06/27/2011

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ya the crawling isnt that alarming my daughters youngest didnt crawl til she was around 8 months and my oldest didnt til she was around 9 months but she went straight from that to walking ,,, but him having the hurting himself stuff I would talk to a doc about that ,, why is he with you.. because if he has had a rough life before living with you that could be why hes going to such lengths to have your full attention

Firebird - posted on 06/27/2011

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It's possible that he's just stressed about being separated from his mother, but you definitely should talk to a doctor about it. Not all babies crawl and hold a bottle at 8 months, my daughter was *just* learning to crawl at that age. I didn't even want her holding her own bottle, or else she'd want to wander with it.

Jenn - posted on 06/27/2011

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He definitely needs to be rushed to his pediatrician and evaluated. Hurting himself is very alarming, especially so young.

Lissa - posted on 06/27/2011

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I would take him to the Doctor ASAP, the screaming and clawing of his face would worry me greatly.

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