I'm a mom to 2 boys (ages 2 and 5). My 5 year old is
I'm a mom to 2 boys (ages 2 and 5). My 5 year old is extremely worried when me or my husband leave his presence. We have a VERY difficult time leaving George (school, church, babysitter, etc)...his anxiety has gotten so bad that we often talk ourselves out of going somewhere if it means dealing with George's panic attacks. His sleeping behavior is also an issue. He won't go to sleep on his own. He has to wrap his arm over my arm or leg to make him feel comfortable enough to sleep. He's always begging us to stay in his bed. We've tried to break him of this but his petrified cry makes me think I'm torturing him. We usually get in our bed, but if George wakes up before morning time, he runs to our room and climbs in the bed with us. Our 2 year old up until 3 weeks ago went to sleep without problems. We didn't even have to rock him before he was saying, night night. Then all of a sudden he started screaming when we would try to put him in his crib. He tried to climb over rails so the next day we changed to a toddler bed. Each night for several nights after that, it would take 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get Brady to fall asleep. He seemed scared of dark so I turned closet light on. I opened the door. Nothing has helped. I've not put him in our bed bc I learned from my mistake with George. We took a week vacation last week and the boys slept together on a blow up mattress. It wasn't perfect each night but it was better. So we decided when we returned home, we would do the same thing....let the boys co-sleep in George's room. The last 2 nights, it has taken at least an hour to get them to sleep. I'm getting so frustrated!!! Why is sleep SO DIFFICULT in my house??!?!?! And is George's level of anxiety normal???
My 13 month old toddler only has 2 bottom teeth. These came
My 13 month old toddler only has 2 bottom teeth. These came out about a month and a half ago, although they still do not appear to be fully grown in. For the past week or more she seems to be struggling with her teeth. I think the top front teeth must be coming in. She always seems frustrated, a bit off keel, and like she is having a difficult time. Her forehead always feels very warm but she is not running a fever. She is sleeping much more than she had been. When she is awake, she looks and acts ready to sleep. I don't know how to help her, she does not like any of the many teething devices we have tried. She will take a frozen yogurt baby popsicle and this helps her for about fifteen or twenty minutes and then she is back to feeling bad. I don't want to give her lots of medicine, but nothing else is working. No teethers, teething gels, teething tablets do a thing for her. It is hard to see her having such a hard time with her teeth every day!
5 year old develops a cough in Sep/ Oct since last 3 years
My granddaughter who is now five years old has developed a cough every year for the past three years, always at this time of year, September/ October. It prevents her sleeping. She has been seen by doctors and the treatment doesn't seem to work. Can you help?No other symptoms. No temperature, no runny nose.
My mom is home with my daughter. She has tendency to panic.
My mom is home with my daughter. She has tendency to panic. She's a nurse ;) she texted me that my daughter's breath is 58 per minutes. She has a cold. Started today. Her brother had it too and his breathing was like that but better now. She is 2 and a half years old and no health problems ever.
I feel pain in my upper stomach in late night at 3~4 am. The
I feel pain in my upper stomach in late night at 3~4 am. The pain is light but strong enough to disturb my sleep. Normally, I take water and it get subsided. But sometimes it prolongs and I cannot sleep thereafter. I consulted my doctor. He did endoscopy and told I have gastric issue. He also conducted biopsy and later informed I have H. Pylori bacteria in my stomach. He gave me a antibiotic course for 10 days. During the course I started getting loose bowl movements. Although he had given me a tablet for stomach relief but it did not help. Now it is almost four months but my loose bowl movement has not yet stopped. It looks like undigested food mixed with lot of water. I hear gurgling sounds in my lower stomach and sometimes it is associated with pain. I still have pain in my upper stomach in late nights. My doctor did a breath test to see if bacteria is gone. After the test, he asked my to come after six months for another breath test. I am not satisfied with the either the diagnosis or the treatment. Please advise.
My 4 month old granddaughter has jerky movements when she's
My 4 month old granddaughter has jerky movements when she's tired or sleepy. Turns her head sharply to the far right, frowns and extends her arms straight out from her shoulders. This last 1-3 seconds, and she does it repeatedly, the episodes being maybe 1-3 minutes apart until I get her relaxed and closing her eyes, then asleep. Could this be a form of seizure? I am a retired RN and I think my son will think I'm "over reacting" & won't listen to me without you or some doctor saying she needs to be examined.