Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Da agony of da teeth ;-(

Well I don't know if we both just have short memories, or if Benji's pain with his molars coming in is just so much worse for him that it was for Danny.

This poor little boy. Two nights in a row now he's continued to wake up, crying. Arching, writhing, hitting...the poor guy is basically out of his mind with pain.

Last night we even did a preemptive strike with Tylenol before bedtime and it was as if we'd given him nothing. We finally used an infant type of topical numbing stuff for his gums. Tonight we'll try frozen bananas, ice cubes in a washcloth--whatever will work. We'll also try Ibuprofen to see if that works better for him.

I wish I could tell him that this is all done now, but I have no idea how long this will last.

I've decided that this is the one downside to being a mom. Watching your child suffer while feeling helpless. I'm praying tonight will be a peaceful one for him. -M

1 comment:

Daddy Luis said...

My prayers are with you all. I agree, it was only a short spate of time watching Joaquin cry and sheer pain (you can see it in his little eyes), that is agonizing. You wish you could take their pain. It is definitely going to be one of the toughest parts of parenting.