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Help please with boys cough, cold and attitiude

My 4,5 years old son went to school this September, and he has been sick since.
It starts with a sore throat, next day runny, watery nose, (recently mild middle ear infection, but no antibiotix were needed)and 4 or 5 days after his nose is stuffed, and there is a bad cough, violent, wet cough. The cough is the worst at night time, evenings, 4, 5 am, gets better daytime.Even before he started school, after even mild cold, his cough lasts about 3 months. Last night he was up few times and had to vomit from coughing. Maybe a year ago, when he had that cough, the doctor gave him a puffer with steroids, as he suspected an innflamation at the bottom oh his lungs. It did help.
My son is a smart, attentive boy. When tv is on, he listens to the news, and mostly understands and can say, what happen (accidents, killed people, crashes, road closures etc) He speaks very clearly, nice full sentences, can concentrate well, when interested in something, has a tons of deep questions. He loves to swim, dive, and (like my dog) he doesnt like shower time face wash. He cannot wear his clothes tight and close to his neck, always pulls it down. He prefers cold temp., warm food, sweet tasting food, doesnt like spices, he drinks mostly water. He sleeps hard untill early morning, then he comes to my bed. But when he wakes up, or I wake him up, his grumpy, mad, aggresive, but when he kicks, he hurts only himself. Sometimes he says he wants to hurt himself. He is over sensitive. Since he was 3 he's interested in girls body parts, pregnancy, how do babies get into mums bellys, how do they get out etc. He's played doctors with his girlfriend a few times. At school he plays only with girls, he says he doesnt like sensless running around with the boys, and that boys cannot communicate.
I dont want to give him a puffer, and I consulted psychologist and early child educator, they say, there is no problem with my boy. But for me he is loaded with bad emotions sometimes.
Please, help!
  Annap on 2013-10-18
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Zady101 7 years ago

[message deleted by fitness on Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:22:46 BST]
fitness 7 years ago
Ok, please fill out the questionnaire in detail. Copy the questions from the below and answer them here:

Zady101 7 years ago
Im going now to do my homework with the questionnaire, and will post it as soon as its ready.
Thank you very much, I'm at the end of my witt with my son, as I see that he really needs a help, but is seems its only my point of view. But I believe, that mother knows her child the best.
So thank you, I'll be back with all the answers!
Annap 7 years ago
Questionaire answers:

Patient: Jacob
Sex: male
Age: 4.5 years old

1. Describe your main suffering?

Cough, the worst 4-5 am and before he falls asleep, after he falls asleep it calms down immediately for a couple of hours, as well during the day is better.
Its wet, violent cough, from the bottom of his chest, he coughs 2, 3 times, 10 second break, and coughs again, and again.
Last night he vomited from hard coughing.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

Yellow discharge from both eyes, all day long.
Stuffed nose, thicker then watery, but still clear with no colour.

Phimosis, hopefully under control.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

Last night, before cough, he woke up screaming no no no. He wasnt fully awake, and i could not wake him up. He looked like he was in pain, all body tense, like belly ache, or legs cramps. But with his eyes closed, he said he wasnt in pain. he was rolling from side to side, kicking, aggresive, but he hurted only himself, not me.
He had no traumas in his life.
But the pushing me (anyone) away when sick or hurt is my main problem. When I take a toy away, and then want to give it to him, he wouldnt take, would say: NOW I dont want it.
4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

When his cough gets to the point when its dry and painful, he aksk me to help him because it hurts, and that doesnt happen often that he asks for help.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

He had his coughs periods all his life, but it was maybe once, twice per year. Now, he is coughing since September, and cold is off and on all the time.
Before he had a cold and a mild left ear infection I had a big problems with a tooth, abscess, huge infection from eye, to the chest, all neck, and 2 antibiotics. Soon after he got sick.
And before he got sick, he had his collar bone broken, and a boy at the school hit him a few times in that spot. He was upset, but not angry, and happy, that a girl defended him.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

Night, 3-5 am, 5.30-7.30 pm

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

aggravate: night, inside, tiredness
ameliorate: daytime, outside

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

His doctor looked at me like I had 2 heads, but I swear, I can smell when he is about to get sick. Its smell from his mouth, not offensive, strong or odour, its just a different smell then usually.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

Hot, humid.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Easily offended,talkitive, irritating, stubborn, sensitive, likes to be the center of attention, jokes, performs.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

He says he is scared of thunderstorms, but when inside, he forgets about the weather. But he doesnt like loud noises, always cover his ears, in a garage, bell
at school etc.
And by himself, he is very noisy kid, he sings, plays drums or drums made of anything, keyboard, the laudest the better.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

No, he doesnt like to be touched when something is wrong, he gets mad when hurt himself, but will not let me 'to kiss it better', he is upset, wants an attention, but cannot take it, so is aggresive and grumpy.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

Light the less, but smell and noise YES. He can smell from a distance if I ate a chocolate, he always asks about different then usual smells, like new laundry soup, new detergent etc., he can hear things in the same time what our dog can.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?

He used to bite on his nails when his sutter was taken away from him. Stopped after a year.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

He loves me, has mixed fillings to his dad, my husband, due to lack of time together (my husband works a lot, so he hardly sees him), he likes his friends and is not jelaous about their achievements or belongings. He loves our dog, but can be mean sometimes, like: to kick the dog if the dog is on his way, or take the dogs toys and hide them.
Socialy he does well at school with friends and teachers. But he is more a follower type of person. He doesnt believe he can be more entertaining then others are.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

He craves for sweets only, and will not eat any spices, veggies (only potatose, cucumber and lettuce), will eat meat if its not to hard to chew. I would say, he is more sensitive to consistency then taste. Doesnt like sour.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Between less and normal

14. How if your hunger: Normal or Excessive?


15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?


16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

Mostly 2 a day, morning and after school, normal cocsistency, stinky, sometimes is 'greasy'

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

Most of the nights he sleep well and calm untill early morning, then wakes up and comes to my bed to sleep in.
But once or twice a week he starts to scream his no no no by midnight without being awake.
He sleeps on his back.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

Over the counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Once puffer beclomethasone.
Once antibiotix eye drops for eye infection.
No symptoms.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

High blood preasure, can..cer, thyroid.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance

Middle height for his age, small feet, has no fat, can see his ribs, but when dressed, no one would tell he is this thin, i guess its type of body build, he is bigger but skinny. Shoulders down. Knees not staight yet, kinda x, but its almost gone now.
He is white, winter very pale, summer nice dark tan. Blond, thick straight hair. Blue eyes. Always big shadows under the eyes, gray-purplish. Big ears. Hairy legs.

Uff, hopefully it will be usefull!
Thank you for the help,
Annap 7 years ago

Who had canc.er in the family?

Maternal grandparents?
Paternal grandparents?

Exactly who had it? What other diseases were there?
Zady101 7 years ago
Maternal grandmother - stomach c.
Maternal grandgrandmother - throat c.

Thyroid (the one what back in old times pushed ones eyes out) - my father sister, my grandmother, my husbands mother and my husbands two sisters. All above with thyroid have/had a high blood presure.

My husbands first child from previous marriage was stillborn, 2 their other boys are fine (now 21 and 19).

No other diseases.

My husbands mother and two sisters have a diabetis.
Annap 7 years ago
Pulsatilla Pratensis/Pulsatilla Nigricans 200

Dissolve 2 drops or 5 pills in 3 tablespoons water (in a disposable cup), stir a few times and give it to him to drink. Do this once everyday for 3 days and update me.

Restrictions: Tea and coffee.
Zady101 7 years ago
Thank you.
I hope I will buy Pulsatilla 200 tomorrow (I saw 30c at the store), and if it has to be ordered, I will have it Wednesday. But I hope they have it somewhere in my city handy and we would start tomorrow so I could keep a close eye on my son during the weekend.
Annap 7 years ago
Good Evening Zady101,
I gave my son 2 doses of Pulsatilla, one yesterday, one today and one more is to be given tomorrow. Today in the morning Mmy son was little more relaxed, cough is down. He didnt wake up last night with his no no no. But the no no was very present late afternoon. Earlier on a show for kids the showman picked up 5 kids out of 100 as his helpers on the stage, he didnt pick up my son, so he all upset has cried for 10 minutes. Another time a lady was given candies away, he wanted to get one, but at first she didnt see him and then she told him to say trick or treat, so he said he was not going to say anything like that, and he didnt want to get a candy from her anymore, altough he really wanted it. So he was mad. Today, when he talked to people, he wasnt old himself, he wasnt answering when asked a question and he seemed to have problems with basic understanding and thinking. I didnt show him I was concerned and during our walk about 3 pm i asked him if he was ok, how was his cough, if he was tired of walking, if his legs were sore, and he said: 'i dont know mommy, i just feel like my brain has twisted and fell down somewhere'.
Hmmm. I tried to investigate it further, but he didnt want to talk about it anymore .
He was very 'touchy' today, a couple of times said i had hurted his feelings, and he was definitely mentaly slowly.
Is that normal?
[message edited by Annap on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 03:59:50 BST]
Annap 7 years ago
No, hold on. Don't give the 3rd dose. Wait for 3 days and update me.
Zady101 7 years ago
Zady101! Help!
Yesterday before we went on a trip I had ready plastic cup with water, plastic spoon and Pulsatilla pellets. Somehow its hard to take the pellets out of the container, there is something wrong with opening, so being in rush, I called my husband to fix it, to put 5 pellets in a cup and do not stir it. Everything was sitting on a counter. Before we left my husband brought the cup and a spoon so I could stir it I give it to our son. But last night I cleaned the counter and there were Arsenicum Album 30c (it was for my dog, he got last dose day before, so it was put away) beside Pulsatilla. My husband said he didn't see the pellets, so he THINKS he took them from the cabinet. He got upset, felt guilty and lost, and i was extremely mad as i couldnt get a straight answer. To make long story short, now he is not sure which ones he put in a cup.
Seeing Jacob reaction to the remedy, no no all morning, not sleeping calm last nigt, the change between yesterday morning (relaxed and smiley) and yestarday afternoon and night (upset, nervous, irritable) I would say he got arsenicum alb.
Help please! Should i rush him to ER? Wait? Any antidotum? What to do? Im. Really scared!
Annap 7 years ago
Don't worry. No harm is done with it, even if its the wrong dose.

Just wait it out and keep us posted about the symptom picture.

I am sure Zady will respond, just wanted to update you till he responds.
fitness 7 years ago
Thank you Fitness!
Yesterday he was slowly with thinkin, but today in the morning he was very slowly, had problems with putting clothes on, not to mention he couldn't concentrate at all, and was forgeting what was told 5 seconds earlier. After breakfest he was finishing his homework and had to circle word 'now', couldn't remember it, and finally when he remembered, he circle words 'one'. When draw a picture, he put 7 legs for the sheep and didn't know what was wrong with the picture and why he did it!
So thank you for calming me down and I'm waiting for Zady.
Annap 7 years ago

[message deleted by Zady101 on Tue, 22 Oct 2013 06:19:19 BST]
Zady101 7 years ago
Please do nothing. Just wait. In a few days, he will be fine. And yes in all probability he got Pulsatilla only. So please wait this period out or else we will think of antidoting.
Zady101 7 years ago
Thank you Zady101,
I will wait. Today after the school he was mentaly slightly better, was joking around and more thinking. His dad seeing that is better too :).
Jacobs cough got worse since last night. Its getting worse when he is over simulated.
Ill watch him closely and report back to you Tuesday.
Annap 7 years ago
Good Evening Zady101,
The report on Jacob looks like that:
Cough, eyes and stuffed nose are better.
He wakes up every night without his no no no, but to come to my bed.
He had wet a bed once.
But the days!!!
His very moody. Right after he gets off the school bus is one big no no on everything. Very irritable. Very mean (doesnt love me, is going to find a new better daddy etc). I cannot correct him or tell him anything because ge gets upset so easily. He used to love taekwondo, but now refuses to go, because during the game he got tagged, so he cried like he had a bone broken and wanted to leave right away. In general, he cries a lot and it barely happened before, he was moody and over sensitive, but it got so bad, that there is no chance to distract him or fix it so we can enjoy our time together.
He says he gets angry but he doesnt know why. Before he could name the problems.
His apetite is very good. Thinking is back.
Is there anything i can do?
Annap 7 years ago

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