my baby is sick....

Canada
October 29, 2006 8:15pm CST
my 2 1/2 month old son is sick i think but he doesnt have a fever, he is coughing and pucking(which he never does,ever) and his breathing is really raspy and he has a stuffy nose... what should i do? no matter what i try he won't sleep and i can't settle him down i even tried giving him baby tyleol and nothing!!! HELP!!!
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15 responses
• Canada
30 Oct 06
I agree about the emergency room. He's such a young age. How's he feeling now?
• Canada
31 Oct 06
he is feeling a lot better now i took him to the doctor and i think that he just had 1 24 hour virus. he is happy and laughing. i am not going to be on line as much because i want to spend time with him
• India
31 Oct 06
gud to hear that.. gr8.. be with him..
@sanell (2114)
• United States
30 Oct 06
If you have a nose aspirator and perhaps some saline spray drops or something I would clean out his nose if you can. Sometimes putting in a little bit of drops and then sucking out the snot will help to breath a bit easier. Also put him to sleep either in a baby swing, or perhaps even his carseat, if he is elevated a bit he will sleep better and be able to breath easier as well. You can also get baby vicks for him that is safe and just rub it like on the chest on the outside of his sleeper if you know what I mean, that should help him rest too. And ALSO I would see what you can do by sitting in steam with him for a bit. This also will help to loosen up the snot or mucus that is making him stuffed up, and then sit in that for about 15 to 20 minutes, then maybe suction out his nose again... I hope all this helps it is not fun to do but should help and I know how you feel you are feeling helpless but just take things one at a time, he will be okay and so will you. Try all these out if these still do not help you can always just spray a little saline drops into his nose without sucking out too if that helps to loosen the mucus...whatever you can do to allow him to sleep is always the best...elevation is key!!
• Canada
31 Oct 06
thank you for the advice and sorry i took so long to respond. i took him to the doctor and he said he is almost positive it is a bad flu so he wants me to come back in a couple of days. just to make sure!!!!!!
• United States
30 Oct 06
You really need to take him to the emergency room as soon as you can. This isnt something to mess with. These are symptoms of west nile virus. If he's puking, he'll be dehidrated so you will want to try to keep fluids in him like water or pedialite.
• United States
30 Oct 06
Water will only upset the stomach more and at 2 1/2 months, he's too young for pedialyte. The kid needs a doctor.
• United States
4 Nov 06
take him to the doctor. or hospital. if they tell you that you're being paranoid parent then get a second opinion because they do that to parents. and dont take you serriously. but i know when my son was that age he had alot of issues too but he wasnt really sick.. but keep on asking for help. it is the best theing to do.
@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
1 Nov 06
well for the stuffy nose I would put some Vapo Rub on his chest, and maybe run a humidifier to help clear his nose and throat.....You kind of have to run with the flow of his sleeplessness until it subsides..maybe try giving him a little massage to calm him down, relax him..........just keep holding him, it's ok candace, us mothers go through this...you're doing good, no matter what.
@honest007 (794)
• India
31 Oct 06
that's really bad.. take care of him.. he will get well soon.. don't worry..
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
better have your baby look by a pediatrician or doctor, it would best for you and your baby. greetings. : )
@justnitya (1393)
• India
30 Oct 06
i hope he get well soon,i will pray
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
30 Oct 06
Oh my god !!! .... Prehaps you should bring him to see a doctor ....Have a check up is better , having fever is very serious already so ... GOD bless your son
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I would take him to the ER... he is too young to be waiting any longer. Its better to be safe than sorry. I would be careful with the BabyVicks. I have it right here and it says for babies 6 months and older. I've been using it on my kids for the last week for their congestion but they are 1 & 3. I know its scary but take him to the ER. Don't give him anymore Tylenol either, he is a little young for that also. Just try to stay calm, let us know how he's doing!
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Take him to the doctor sounds like he has a very bad cold.
• United States
30 Oct 06
Call his doctor immediately. Babies dehydrate very quickly. If the inside of his mouth feels sticky or his eyes or soft spot look sunken he is already dehydrated. You shouldn't fool around with infant illnesses, it is always better to call the doctor.
• United States
30 Oct 06
Is he still eating and drinking? Take him to the emergency room. He may need a decongestant to help him breathe easier.The tylenol will help him if he has pain but will not help his breathing.
• United States
30 Oct 06
Yeh really not good maybe go in bathroom and put shower on hot so it can be a humidifier the staem will help
• United States
30 Oct 06
Take him to the emergency room. If he is puking, he will be dehydrated soon... and that is very dangerous.