The Throes of Teething
For a few weeks now my nearly-15 month old has been battling the good fight... getting his molars. When his pediatrician told me about what to expect when getting his molars:
"The gums will get red and swollen and then when the tooth breaks through they will look infected and possibly bloody at times"
I was all sorts of terrified! I know this isn't the first time I've been through this but I have to admit, this memory from son#1 has been apparently blocked. So now we're going through it, and the pediatrician was right on all accounts. Add to that in-the-mouth fun the runny diapers leading to diaper rash and I have on my hands one generally unhappy fella!
Tana is facing the same situation:
After much consideration and a few calls to the advice nurse it seems my 13 month old is getting his one year molars. All of his symptoms suggest a cold; fever as high as 102 degrees, a little throw up, runny poopy diapers, lethargic, little appetite. Then I noticed that he kept fussing with his teeth and sure enough he has 3 molars coming in all at once. Poor guy!!! The advice nurse said, this could go on until the teeth break through the gums. Really?? Is there other mamas who can share in my experience and offer there advice and encouragement???
Tana, you are not alone! Yes it is tough, and it's not pretty, but as one of my favorite mama mantras states "This too shall pass". And yes, it will take a while. Sadly, I don't have any recommendations on how to ease his pain other than in the feverish cases, a little ibuprofen (I use this sparingly, only usually when he's losing sleep because he's in pain). Any other mamas out there have advice to offer?