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ER worthy? Lorcan is All I Need <3 1 child; bradenton, FL, United States 1866 posts
8th Jun

LO was VERY fussy and annoyed last night for about 6 hours.  He finally fell asleep around Midnight but he's been sleeping and not wanting to eat ever since and it is now 7am.  He had about an ounce of formula just before he fell asleep and maybe 2ounces since he fell asleep (i had to wake him up twice and he had 1oz each time).

He's not acting normal.  He's not acting hungry and doesnt want to wake up.  He usually eat 2-3 oz per feed at about 3 feeds/night.  He's also making weird grunting noises that he doesnt usually make and feels cool to the touch on his forehead but his temp is perfect (anal).

I have no idea what to do but this is definitely not like him. Please help?  He has a pedi appt tomorrow but if this is a big deal, I dont want to risk waiting around =[

Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1696 posts
8th Jun

I would phone our out of hours doctor first. Can you do that?

Lorcan is All I Need <3 1 child; bradenton, FL, United States 1866 posts
8th Jun

I just did.  I'm waiting on a call back.

Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1696 posts
8th Jun

Hope hes ok. It such a worry when they are small and not well.

Lorcan is All I Need <3 1 child; bradenton, FL, United States 1866 posts
8th Jun

I can't stop randomly crying.  My baby boy possibly being sick is making me so emotional ='[

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
8th Jun

It's likely nothing. He could be constipated (that would explain the grunting)

A growth spurt could explain the extra sleeping. He should be going through a growth spurt right now. Are you supposed to wake him up to eat? Cause, unless there is a medical reason, you don't have to wake a baby to have them eat. 

Relax and breathe. I know it's hard to think that something is wrong, but there is probably nothing wrong with him

Lorcan is All I Need <3 1 child; bradenton, FL, United States 1866 posts
8th Jun

Quoting Kelly&Coralie:
It's likely nothing. He could be constipated (that would explain the grunting)

A growth spurt could explain the extra sleeping. He should be going through a growth spurt right now. Are you supposed to wake him up to eat? Cause, unless there is a medical reason, you don't have to wake a baby to have them eat. 

Relax and breathe. I know it's hard to think that something is wrong, but there is probably nothing wrong with him


His pedi told me i have to wake him to eat if he doesn't wake on his own.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29020 posts
status 8th Jun

IMO no. It's normal for them to go through growth spurts where they sleep more and not eat. He doesn't have a ridiculously high fever, he's not gasping for breath. The er is for emergencies. He could be constipated which is why he's grunting or maybe he simply has a tummy ache. Still not er worthy

Lorcan is All I Need <3 1 child; bradenton, FL, United States 1866 posts
8th Jun

His Pedi office opens in an hour so the nurse said if he's still acting weird then to give them a call and bring him in.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18794 posts
8th Jun

Quoting ChristinaLynne:
IMO no. It's normal for them to go through growth spurts where they sleep more and not eat. He doesn't have a ridiculously high fever, he's not gasping for breath. The er is for emergencies. He could be constipated which is why he's grunting or maybe he simply has a tummy ache. Still not er worthy


this.

running to the er for nothing is just going to expose him to all of the nasty germs that float through there.
I would think they may look at you like you're a little nuts if you bring him in saying he was grunting in his sleep and slept through a typical feeding.  Babies do that.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
8th Jun

Quoting LovingBabyLorcan5.19.14<3:

His pedi told me i have to wake him to eat if he doesn't wake on his own.


most doctors say not to wake a baby to eat unless there is a medical reason such as Failure to Thrive or other medical condition.

This is not ER worthy, IMO. He sounds like he is being a normal baby

He is sleeping, has no fever, and isn't in obvious pain. He is breathing normally and not gasping or turning red or blue. 

As long as he is having enough wet diapers, I'd call this a growth spurt. 

Lorcan is All I Need <3 1 child; bradenton, FL, United States 1866 posts
8th Jun

Quoting Kelly&Coralie:

most doctors say not to wake a baby to eat unless there is a medical reason such as Failure to Thrive or other medical condition.

This is not ER worthy, IMO. He sounds like he is being a normal baby

He is sleeping, has no fever, and isn't in obvious pain. He is breathing normally and not gasping or turning red or blue. 

As long as he is having enough wet diapers, I'd call this a growth spurt. 



He has issues with low blood sugar, that's why i have to wake him to eat.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
8th Jun

Quoting LovingBabyLorcan5.19.14<3:

He has issues with low blood sugar, that's why i have to wake him to eat.


Ahh okay. 

I still wouldn't be overly worried. 

Nicola. 2 kids; Huntsville, AL, United States 7176 posts
status 8th Jun

Its pretty normal. If he he acts that way for another day and night, I might start to worry. But otherwise, he could just be really sleepy.

Just try and let him rest as much as possible. I know thinking something is wrong is hard but as long as it doesn't keep up for days or he runs a fever you should be in the clear. Try and relax mama.

C'est la vie 3 kids; falls, Ab, United States 17134 posts
8th Jun

All of my kids from 2 weeks old slept through the night. Sounds like a growth spurt to me