The past two or so weeks have been eventful for us to say the least. Zander came down with a rotten cold which with the changes in the weather is no real surprise, he also had croup and to top that bill he is also teething his second molars. Fun, fun, fun!
He is normally okay with just a cold, he struggles eating as he always eats with his mouth closed but other than that he is his normal, but snotty little self and will wake once or twice in the night.
So he was suffering for about a week with the cold/croup but then he turned a corner and then bang mummy gets the cold but it targeted my sinus’s so not only was I either bunged up or dripping like a tap but my face was so painful as was my head. But you know us mums we have to get on with things, so cold and flu tablets and ibuprofen seemed to help.
A day later the teething pain came and I felt so sorry for him, he was wiggling in pain, didn’t know what to do with himself. Refused food, I did manage drinks and yogurts and cold straight from the fridge custards but his favourite thing to eat are crisps and he couldn’t eat them. He would take one bite and then cry in pain.
We tried Anbesol, Nurofen, Calpol, Teething granules and nothing was touching it at all. It was getting worse for him as I noticed he was scraping his teeth over his tongue which in turn made his tongue sore and he was chewing on the inside of this mouth and it was making him more uncomfortable. He would cry but not really wanting a cuddle so what could I do?
The big problem we had was that Zander was still waking in the night, I don’t mean just wake up whinge for a bit, I go in and he settles down. No this was I AM NOT SLEEPING AT ALL. He was waking at around 12-1am so about an hour after I went to bed and then not sleeping which didn’t help when I felt completely rubbish.
Thankfully daddy did come and rescue me around about 3:30-4am so I did get a couple of hours sleep but I couldn’t and still don’t understand how Zander managers to stay awake all night and not drop.
The last day or two his teeth pain has gone or lessened a lot, the dribbling has stopped, he is starting to eat properly again so his mouth feels better and he has slept through for 2 nights.
The only good thing that has come out of this is that he is now refusing his dummy like completely; if I try to give it to him he will swat me away or chuck it on the floor. He doesn’t want it.
At least that saves me having to try and wean him off at a later day.