8.18.2010

teeth

Monkey is teething. It's rough. Like crazy, insane, makes me want to hide in the closet rough.

His first tooth finally came through Saturday. The second one is almost all the way through.

He's in a lot of pain. The mellow child could currently be in a commercial for colic. He's been up since 2 am screaming in pain. The only times he's hushed where while I was nursing him.

I've done the Orajel. I've done the cold washcloth. I've done the pressure on his gums. I've done the magical melting tablets.

The only thing left recommended by google is whiskey. I'm not sure I'm ready for that. The Bear was a bad teether; this is nothing new. He did get comfort from the other things though. Nothing seems to be helping. The constant crying breaks my heart (and hurts my head).

I really try to limit the chemicals and yucky things that get into the boys bodies. Which is worse? Whiskey-ed qtips on the gums or being in that much pain for that long? If anyone can find actual evidence that the alcohol is bad, please pass it along.
When my grandma suggested it for The Bear I thought she was insane. Now, I just might be insane.

3 comments:

Mrs. Doc Handsome said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure about the whiskey although I'm sure you could call your son's pediatrician and he'd let you know right away. Have you tried just baby tylenol? I know you said you try to limit chemicals, but maybe this would be a better first step before whiskey? When my son got in all his six teeth, most of them sounded as awful as your little guys but after tylenol he was good to go. We also try to limit the chemical stuff, so we only did it when he was screaming his head off and nothing helped. It came to the point that he knew exactly what the medicine's eyedropper did. He knew it helped relieved him. So in a moment of screaming pain, he'd see that and get very excited for relief. Good luck =]

Mrs. Doc Handsome said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure about the whiskey although I'm sure you could call your son's pediatrician and he'd let you know right away. Have you tried just baby tylenol? I know you said you try to limit chemicals, but maybe this would be a better first step before whiskey? When my son got in all his six teeth, most of them sounded as awful as your little guys but after tylenol he was good to go. We also try to limit the chemical stuff, so we only did it when he was screaming his head off and nothing helped. It came to the point that he knew exactly what the medicine's eyedropper did. He knew it helped relieved him. So in a moment of screaming pain, he'd see that and get very excited for relief. Good luck =]

xavier said...

Our pediatrician prescribed oral lidocaine (applied with a q-tip to the gums) when little man was at his teething worst. We had used hylands teething tablets up to that point. He had a whole bunch of teeth come in at the same time, so he was in a LOT of pain. I only applied it at night so that he could sleep although it was rx'd "as needed". That was enough to let him sleep without waking up to pain.