Illnesses during pregnancy - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2011, 12:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
Smurfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 327
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Great, so I started this pregnancy with a bad cold, which I suffered through without taking anything, now I think my 2 year old may have the flu.  He was fine this morning, had a slight cough but it seemed like he had just swallowed wrong.  In the past hour he went from fine to moaning and wimpering on the couch, next thing I knew he was sound asleep and snoring, really unusual for him at this time of day.  Whenever he wakes up a bit he looks dopey and pale and says he doesn't feel good.  No vomiting, but he does seem a bit warm, which I'm watching for fever now. 

So my question, has anyone ever had the flu during pregnancy?  Being I'm home by myself with him for most of the day I'm worried I might get it.  If I get it should I immediately book an appointment to see my doctor?  What do I need to worry about and look for?

TIA

Smurfy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-12-2011, 03:40 PM
 
cparkly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Gazing at stars and stubbing my toes.
Posts: 633
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I think that the same things apply for your son as for you:

rest

water

tea with honey

depending on symptoms:

steam

saline nasal mist

saltwater gargle

 

I think that dehydration is the main concern.

 

I hope that your DS feels better soon and that you do not catch this, whatever it is.


treehugger.gif and geek.gif walking a path illuminated by our coolshine.gif5/08coolshine.gif 8/11 3rdtri.gif due in 1/14

brokenheart.gif6/10 brokenheart.gif10/10 

cparkly is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 07:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
Smurfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 327
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks, he still has the annoying cough but Tylenol seemed to help with his fever and aches, if that's what the moaning was about.  I think I'm most worried about the fever, I know I can treat it with Tylenol but do you know if there are any other things to worry about during pregnancy with that?

Smurfy is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off