I need your help to get my little one well - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2005, 02:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
sun-shine01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Where it is BLAZIN' HOT!
Posts: 957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I need your help to get my little one well.

Background - no vax, still nursing 27 month old, never a fever or illness besides roseola at 18 months. Until now -

March 16th diagnosed via nasal swap with the flu. Fever of 99 - 103 for about 36 hours and then gone and back to normal except for clear runny nose.

March 30th - well baby check - diagnosed anemia count of 27 (doc wanted 30 or better). Still having clear runny nose. I suspect seasonal allergies and doc agreed. Started Flordix for anemia next day.

March 31st - Stomach virus - vomited once, fever for 18 hours 99 - 103. better and eating the next day.

But she still has a clear runny nose and DARK circles under her eyes and is whiney, clingy and fussy which is so very not her normal self.

She has basically felt crappy for 3 weeks and I hope you can help me to boost her immune system and get her well again. What do you suggest?

Thanks,
joni
sun-shine01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-05-2005, 08:12 AM
 
KellyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oranges and broccoli...lots and lots of both, and if she feel a little hot, then help her keep warm, if she seems to like it...
Lots of water...
It sounds like you're on the tail end of this, but I know it's still scary.
I'd guess by the end of the week she'll be feeling much better...
KellyB is offline  
Old 04-05-2005, 10:26 AM
 
momto l&a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Being your nursing I would take loads of vitamin C.

momto l&a is offline  
Old 04-05-2005, 03:17 PM
 
Music-mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canadian rainforest
Posts: 1,602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm boosting the immune system... a good multi vitamin, cut out sugar completely except fruits..., some excellent quality acidophilus, try to get some live stuff, powder you mix with water, or the kind that is like a yogurt. Here we have something called Bio-K, it is the best form of acidophilus, you buy it in the fridge section of the healthfood store.

You can try oil of oregano, it is very potent so be careful, I give my dd one drop in a tbsp of Juice or something. It is like a natural antibiotic, and will also kill off any yeast in the intestines...
Music-mommy is offline  
Old 04-05-2005, 04:43 PM
 
foreverinbluejeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Tucson
Posts: 1,500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rest. Frequent hand washing with just water or regular soap (antibacterial soap can actually cause problems). Avoid being around other children, avoid crowds especially church, movie theaters, and public transportation. I have an immune system disorder and these are things doctors are always telling me. We shop late at night and if I want to go to a movie we wait until it has been out awhile and go to an afternoon showing.

Garlic is a good food that I didn't see anyone else mention. I don't know if it works if you eat it. Garlic is supposed to change the flavor of breastmilk. I ate a lot of garlic while breastfeeding and all my kids really like garlic.

: Grandmother , 3 Adult Sons

foreverinbluejeans is offline  
Old 04-06-2005, 01:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
sun-shine01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Where it is BLAZIN' HOT!
Posts: 957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the advice. I just want her to be feeling better soon. Today seemed better so maybe the iron supplements are helping.

Thanks again.
sun-shine01 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