Horrible, horrible night - PLS read and advise

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by TennisGal, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,092
    Likes Received:
    0
    We had such an awful night last night, and I am crying even as I write this.

    I awoke at 04:30 to hear DD making strange noises - I looked into her cot, and basically she was making choking sounds / choking and was bright red. I screamed, picked her up, and DH took her while I called 999.

    We were advised to put her on her front, and she started to lose a bit of colour... then when the paramedics arrived, she did a big posset / sick, and regained colour.

    We went to the hospital, and the doctor seemed to think all was ok, and that she'd overfed (which she had, two BFs in a couple of hours) and some milk had come up, and she hadn't spat it out.

    He said if it happens again, it could be reflux, but he thinks it would have appeared by now...so thought it could be a one off. Which I pray to God it is.

    PLEASE has anyone been through similar? I am terrified to sleep now, I just feel shaky and awful. I also shouldn't have given her so much to eat, but she was rooting away.

    PLEASE anyone able to provide some reassurance? I haven't stopped cuddling her today!
     
  2. lesleyann

    lesleyann Mummy

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    8,396
    Likes Received:
    0
    no advice hun just wanted to give huge :hugs: that must of been really scary :hugs:
     
  3. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,092
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you...I'm calming down, and she's having a nap. Was just awful.
     
  4. bloodbinds

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh you poor thing! Bet you were terrified!! If the doctors think it's a one off then i think you will just have to trust his experience and hope it is! And don't feel bad for over feeding her, if she's rooting away we can't not feed them can we! Lol. Just give her lots of cuddles and i'm sure everything will be fine. This could and does happen to anyone at anytime, i always fear it happening as my LO is always bringing up milk and i wonder what will happen the day she doesn't spit it up! It's just so great that you noticed and you were there for her - super mum!

    *big hugs* I know it's difficult, but try not to worry and don't let this stop you from sleeping ever again, you caught it once, in the very slim chance it happens again, i'm sure you'll catch it again! Try get some sleep today if you can xxx
     
  5. Cinderella

    Cinderella Pregnant with number 1

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    24
    Max did this when he was just a few days old. He projectile vomited, choked on it until he went blue and flopped, yet was absolutely fine by the time we got to hospital. They kept him in overnight and monitored his sats and basically told us he was fine and made us feel like we were overreacting! Scariest moment of my life though!

    It could be reflux, Max has severe reflux and his started out with overfeeding, which led to lots of projectile vomiting, and the occasional choke/gag moments. It's still scary when he does it now but at least I know how to deal with it.

    I wish the Dr's could be more reassuring for you, and you and your DD don't have to go through it again. Keep an eye out for reflux, but it really could just have been a one off moment, and I hope it was!
     
  6. MummyKaya

    MummyKaya Guest

    You poor thing, must have been so frightening for you! A similar thing happened to me on sat, kaiden choked on some gripe water, went bright red and was gasping for about 30secs but it seemed like hours, was so scary! Hope your LO is ok x
     
  7. Scally

    Scally Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    5,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    :hugs::hugs: U poor poor thing, i bet it was so frightening :hugs::hugs:
     
  8. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,493
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. sapphire20

    sapphire20 Olivia & Alex <3

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh you poor thing that must have been so frightening! Its not your fault for over feeding babies dont usually overfeed, dont blame yourself you were just doing what you though she needed.

    I have a friend whos LO used to black out because of her reflux but its gradually gotten better since she was little.
     
  10. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,092
    Likes Received:
    0
    thank you all so much - kind words and advice MUCH appreciated :hug:
     
  11. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    15,763
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seth did this once or twice at 7 weeks old, but it was bile rather than milk, he went really floppy and pale, red hot and gagging, we took him to A&E in an ambulance and they kept him in overnight, said it was a virus and it hasnt happened again since.

    If the hospital has told you its ok, or reflux Im sure she'll be fine babe although it is sucha scary thing to see, especially when they're so tiny.

    Huge hugs to you & your little one x
     
  12. purple_socks

    purple_socks Guest

    :hugs: i bet that was really frightening.

    if ur concerned abt it happening again could u put her to sleep on her side for a while? i know a friend of mine was advised to put her LO down to sleep on his side because of reflux?

    i hope it was just a one off. try not to worry to the point where u can't sleep...rest assured that mummy instincts will wake u up again (like they did this time) if anything happens again :hugs:
     
  13. Septie

    Septie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,431
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats on your mummy instincts:thumbup: That must have been terrifying - but thank god you were right there for her! I can't even imagine the fear. Good that you had her checked out, and I am glad all is ok.
     
  14. Duffy

    Duffy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,979
    Likes Received:
    0
    Giving u hugs no advice but that would sure be scary and leave a mark, double hugs.
     
  15. sun

    sun Mum of 3

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    13,710
    Likes Received:
    0
    No advice, but wanted to offer :hugs: :hugs: - that must have been terrifying!!!
    xx
     
  16. peakydon

    peakydon proud mam of 3 girls :)

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    0
    My friends little girl is 7 weeks old and she also has this problem. The doctors seem to think it is caused by reflux and she has been put on baby gaviscon. She has been in hospital with her 5 times now.

    Purple_socks is right, you need to trust your instincts, if anything is wrong while you're asleep you will wake up and if it does happen again go straight back to hospital and tell them you need something doing about it.

    :hugs: hope it was a 1 off :hugs:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice