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Hi,

I have a seven month old baby who has been very uncomfortable the past 3-4 days.
He came down with a cold last week Monday and it did induce a fever. I called the doctor and he said it is very normal for babies to get a fever when fighting off a cold.

This past Monday things begun to change. He has been waking up an hour after falling asleep and screaming his head off. he is not hungry but seems to be in some kind of pain. It takes about 5 mins to calm him down. He will then return to sleep but very unsettled sleep. Moaning and whimpering in his sleep. Throughout the night he wakes up crying or whimpering and squirming in pain.

the day before yesterday it was very bad and he was running a fever of 38.7degrees celciua =101 degrees farhenhite. We took him to the emergency doctor in the middle of the night who simply declared him fine. She said it must be the side effect of the cold or whatever infection he is fending off.

Yesterday same scenario.. crying/screaming. Squirming then straining as if to poop. When he finally did it was green and mucousy so I called the doctor. We went in she examined him and declared him fine and explained that sometimes when babies have the cold, their poop is green because they cannot digest the mucous.

Last night again the same thing, unable to sleep, woke up screaming in pain, straining to poop, finally did and it was green diahorrea. Fever was at 39.1degrees celcius =102.8degrees fahrenhite. Crying on and off the whole night. His fever broke around 6.00am this morning.

The thing is I do not believe the doctors. They seem not to give substance to the fact that he is straining and seems to have some cramps of sorts which causes him to scream out. He has very little appetite and is breastfeeding for comfort. (as a result my nipples just wanna fall off
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Has anyone had a similar case and what was the outcome.
 

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Oh, poor baby...poor mama!! I would say that if your instinct tells you something is wrong, then definetly find another doctor, and push them until they do something besides say "Baby's fine!" If your baby has had a fever for more than 2 days, the doctors need to know that, and if they don't pay attention to that, I would yell until someone paid attention. Has the baby been vaccinated for anything recently?

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Hi,

I have a seven month old baby who has been very uncomfortable the past 3-4 days.
He came down with a cold last week Monday and it did induce a fever. I called the doctor and he said it is very normal for babies to get a fever when fighting off a cold.

This past Monday things begun to change. He has been waking up an hour after falling asleep and screaming his head off. he is not hungry but seems to be in some kind of pain. It takes about 5 mins to calm him down. He will then return to sleep but very unsettled sleep. Moaning and whimpering in his sleep. Throughout the night he wakes up crying or whimpering and squirming in pain.

the day before yesterday it was very bad and he was running a fever of 38.7degrees celciua =101 degrees farhenhite. We took him to the emergency doctor in the middle of the night who simply declared him fine. She said it must be the side effect of the cold or whatever infection he is fending off.

Yesterday same scenario.. crying/screaming. Squirming then straining as if to poop. When he finally did it was green and mucousy so I called the doctor. We went in she examined him and declared him fine and explained that sometimes when babies have the cold, their poop is green because they cannot digest the mucous.

Last night again the same thing, unable to sleep, woke up screaming in pain, straining to poop, finally did and it was green diahorrea. Fever was at 39.1degrees celcius =102.8degrees fahrenhite. Crying on and off the whole night. His fever broke around 6.00am this morning.

The thing is I do not believe the doctors. They seem not to give substance to the fact that he is straining and seems to have some cramps of sorts which causes him to scream out. He has very little appetite and is breastfeeding for comfort. (as a result my nipples just wanna fall off
)

Has anyone had a similar case and what was the outcome.
I have always been told that for a fever over 101F, to go to the ER. Especially in an infant.

If your gut says that something's not right, then something is not right.
 

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Thanks for the responses.

Um no he has not been vaccinated recently. Last vax was at 5 months old and the next one is at 12 months old.

Thing about seeing another doctor is that it is not possible here. I live in Denmark and the medical system in not the same as there... so one sees thier family doctor and if problem is larger they will then refer you to a specialist.

The other frustrating thing is both times we went to the doctor baby is babbling away, being cooperative, being nice baby till we get home then it all changes. Even my hubby was disbelieving until last night when baby started screaming, his fever climbed and hub saw the results of the rectal temperature reading himself.....

Anyway, I am watching baby like a hawk and trying to stay sane as well.
 

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Thanks for the responses.

Um no he has not been vaccinated recently. Last vax was at 5 months old and the next one is at 12 months old.

Thing about seeing another doctor is that it is not possible here. I live in Denmark and the medical system in not the same as there... so one sees thier family doctor and if problem is larger they will then refer you to a specialist.

The other frustrating thing is both times we went to the doctor baby is babbling away, being cooperative, being nice baby till we get home then it all changes. Even my hubby was disbelieving until last night when baby started screaming, his fever climbed and hub saw the results of the rectal temperature reading himself.....

Anyway, I am watching baby like a hawk and trying to stay sane as well.
There's no emergency room? No nurses hotline?

How do you change doctors?
 

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JustJaime: There are emergency rooms lol as well as Vagtlagen loosely translated it means "out of hours doctor". They are also based at the hospital. Its for non emergency stuff that needs a doctor.

The first night we were at the "out of hours doctor". The second time was our family doctor. Prior to these two doctor visits, we had spoken to our family doctor on the phone the first time baby presented with a fever.

The thing is that both the doctors did a good physical exam. Listening to his heart, lungs, stomach etc.. so it is really frustrating and I am also beginning to feel like I am overreacting.. ...anyway......
 

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Sounds like teething to me. Does he have any yet? My ds was a bear until his first 4 popped in. Same thing you're describing, painful screaming, weird poops, instiable appetite, fluctuating fever, and other times, perfect as pie.

Have you been giving any tylenol/acetaminophen? It was the only thing that helped, with cool baths, to keep the fever down.

: to you and your lo! I don't want to devalue your concerns, but it seems about right for teething...ours lasted almost 2 weeks w/ a fever on and off the whole time. It shot up to 102.8 at the worst! Then broke that morning...He couldn't lie down, and wanted to be held/walked the whole night.
 

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DivineMissE: They did check his ears as well and declared him fit and healthy.

MissMommyNiceNice: He has four teeth already.. so I have been thinking maybe the others are coming as well..

SublimeMiss: From what I have read here on the boards the doctors over there are very quick to give medicinal treatment to stuff while here it is the exact opposite. One has to be dying dying dead.... before they get medicine...(ok....so I am exaggerating... but you get the drift.) Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the replies.
 

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I was thinking teething as well, My little did similar stuff, but he didn't with his other teeth so I don't know. Good luck
 

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Hi,

I have a seven month old baby who has been very uncomfortable the past 3-4 days.
He came down with a cold last week Monday and it did induce a fever. I called the doctor and he said it is very normal for babies to get a fever when fighting off a cold.

This past Monday things begun to change. He has been waking up an hour after falling asleep and screaming his head off. he is not hungry but seems to be in some kind of pain. It takes about 5 mins to calm him down. He will then return to sleep but very unsettled sleep. Moaning and whimpering in his sleep. Throughout the night he wakes up crying or whimpering and squirming in pain.

the day before yesterday it was very bad and he was running a fever of 38.7degrees celciua =101 degrees farhenhite. We took him to the emergency doctor in the middle of the night who simply declared him fine. She said it must be the side effect of the cold or whatever infection he is fending off.

Yesterday same scenario.. crying/screaming. Squirming then straining as if to poop. When he finally did it was green and mucousy so I called the doctor. We went in she examined him and declared him fine and explained that sometimes when babies have the cold, their poop is green because they cannot digest the mucous.

Last night again the same thing, unable to sleep, woke up screaming in pain, straining to poop, finally did and it was green diahorrea. Fever was at 39.1degrees celcius =102.8degrees fahrenhite. Crying on and off the whole night. His fever broke around 6.00am this morning.

The thing is I do not believe the doctors. They seem not to give substance to the fact that he is straining and seems to have some cramps of sorts which causes him to scream out. He has very little appetite and is breastfeeding for comfort. (as a result my nipples just wanna fall off
)

Has anyone had a similar case and what was the outcome.
Honestly, it sounds like a virus and usually there is little a doc can do for a virus unless it is truly serious. I think you should go with your mommy instinct though and if you think it is more serious seek another doc. However, it sounds like it could be a virus. My son just did the same thing where he cried a couple of nights and acted very fussy with a low grade fever which is anything below 101F. He acted like his ears hurt too one night. So is it possible it could be babies ears? I put warmed olive oil infused with garlic in my babies ears. He is feeling much better today after being sick for about 4 days. Also, green poop with mucous sounds either like a virus or a food allergy. My son does this thing when he is sick where if he just doesn't feel himself he has to at least be laying his head on me and cried off and on all night. I don't think that means it is serious until my little on acts really sick and is totally inconsolable. Go with your mommy instinct! Although it is hard to not worry when your little one is sick!!! HTH, good luck!
 
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