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Child with Nightmares, Fevers

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  • Posted By: ravynwytch
  • April 3, 2007
  • 10:15 PM

A friend of mine has a 2 yr old child who has recently developed these screaming nightmares. The child awakens after no more than 2 hours of sleep, screaming bloody murder, and running a fever of 103.7. After several trips to the ER and to their regular doctor, this poor mother even contacted a minister. (seeking an exorcism no doubt) Nothing has helped and the doctors tell her there is nothing they can do. Meanwhile she and her daughters get no sleep.
Please advise on this. Who should she speak to? What in the world could she be suffering from?
Thanks in advance.

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  • A friend of mine has a 2 yr old child who has recently developed these screaming nightmares. The child awakens after no more than 2 hours of sleep, screaming bloody murder, and running a fever of 103.7. After several trips to the ER and to their regular doctor, this poor mother even contacted a minister. (seeking an exorcism no doubt) Nothing has helped and the doctors tell her there is nothing they can do. Meanwhile she and her daughters get no sleep.Please advise on this. Who should she speak to? What in the world could she be suffering from?Thanks in advance.Hi ravynwyth,I believe what your friend's daughter is going through are called Night Terrors. My 7 yr old daughter had them and they started around the age of 4. They awake after 2 hours of sleep and just so hot. They are non-responsive and screaming and crying at the top of their lungs. This sound all too familar to me. What she needs to do is to remain calm. Take the girl from her bed and bring her to the livingroom (where the tv is on) have her sit on her lap and reassure her daughter that momma's here and everything is going to be ok. You have to keep repeating it and try rubbing her leg to slowly stimulate her. She will eventually calm down and wake up a little. In most cases my daughter did not remember screaming and asking for me over and over again. At the age of 4 they are learning so much that sometimes their little brains go on overload. There is alot of changes especially going to J.K. and if there is any tension or yelling this will contribute to it. I suggest checking in on her daughter after 1 hour of going to bed uncover her a bit. The temperature seems to have alot to do with the Night Terrors or atleast it did with my daughter. I am a mother of 4 children ranging in ages from 17,15,7 and 4, the only one that had it was the 7 yr old. Trust me when I say they will grow out of it. And another thing to remember when she goes to bed have it as calm as you can, that plays an important part too. At the time of our terrors I had a turbulent teenage daughter. Lots of fun there! It will pass - it just takes alot of calming reassurances on the mother's part.momma
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2008
    • 10:29 PM
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  • I think with the fever, she has an infection or virus of some type. If the fever continues, I would want that checked out. The fever may be causing her physical problems. Perhaps you need to observe her sleep and see if she is choking when sleeping or has sleep apnea or seizures due to the fever. We hope it's just nightmares...the tv show Super Nanny had a suggestion for this and I wrote it down somewhere and can't find it...but it was like a magic spray bottle of water and rose or some fragrance and you spray it to chase the montsters away...something like that but not quite it...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 07:49 AM
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  • Now the TV show, Mysterious Diagnosis or something like that, had a child who woke up every night throwing up. Doctor after doctor after doctor...the child had brain scans, mri's, etc...did not show anything but the doctor decided to observed during a full night. That brain wave showed a very strange brain wave and the child finally had a diagnosis of epilepsy. I hope your child is better; I know she is not throwing up. maybe she is better now..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 24, 2008
    • 08:35 AM
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  • i am 44 and wake up with those symptoms after contracting q-fever 3 years agomight be worth checking out especially if you are near a farming districtjulianNow the TV show, Mysterious Diagnosis or something like that, had a child who woke up every night throwing up. Doctor after doctor after doctor...the child had brain scans, mri's, etc...did not show anything but the doctor decided to observed during a full night. That brain wave showed a very strange brain wave and the child finally had a diagnosis of epilepsy. I hope your child is better; I know she is not throwing up. maybe she is better now..
    julian42 3 Replies
    • February 18, 2008
    • 08:38 AM
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  • My son had something similar and after all the tests they found he had Mono. I would have her tested for Mono. She has a fever for a reason something is going on within her little body.
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