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Still not a happy camper.

I still have a pretty miserable and grumpy baby and I am beginning to miss my sleep.  It is horrible to see her so unhappy.  It seems to be two things that are wrong but neither of which we know exactly what it is.

The one is a fever, but why is a mystery – the doc thinks UTI but have you ever tried getting an urine sample from a toddler.  Not easy – in fact am going to say damn near impossible.  If any of you moms have a brilliant suggestion I am all ears.  The patch bag thing they gave me does not work.

The other is probably something called “nurse maids elbow”.  Normally this just pops right again and all pain subsides.  I am not sure what is going on this time as it is day 3 and although she is using her arm again it is still painful.  We have an appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon in a couple of weeks, but obviously I would like to avoid surgery if at all possible.  And no – I am not pulling her by her arms or swinging her about.  We are very conscious of this as it has happened 3 times previously and the doc told us what to watch out for.  With her it seems to happen when she falls funny or on her right arm.  Not good for a toddler who falls all the time.  The doc is worried as it should not be happening as frequently or as easily as it is.  Hopefully this is something that she can outgrow.

At the moment we are surviving on Nurofen (Baby OL) and Coffee (me).

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12 thoughts on “Still not a happy camper.

  1. Am taking her for xrays on her arm this afternoon as it is still sor and should have been ok by now. Hope it is nothing serious. Poor sausage.

  2. Hectic, for both of you! I do hope you manage to get the app moved closer and that everything is ok.

    as for urine samples, I find a large plastic container popped into the toilet(above the water) and from behind baba bottom makes it pretty easy to ‘catch’ the wee… if of course, she sits on the loo and lets you;-)
    p.s. what bags are you talking about?

    1. They have these little bags that have an adhesive “mouth” that is supposed to stick on the kids and they then wear them in the nappies. The sticky stuff does not stick though, so it kept coming off.

  3. Oh no Pam! sorry to hear about baby! Yikes … with her fever, and fluid in the elbow, is it possible she may have a joint infection? Or septic Arthritis? Hoping you get the Ortho appt soon x

    1. HI kirsty

      The slang term for it is Nurse maids elbow. She did not have an infection in her elbow, and the Ortho said there is nothing he can do and they grow out of it at about 4. If it happens again before then she will need to go in a cast for 3 weeks. Lets hope it does not happen again….

    1. Shame, that can not be pleasant for either of you. Thankfully in the end my nanny put a towelling nappy on her and then squeezed it out. The doc said it was fine

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