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Neck PAIN in almost 3 year old bubbysmommy2 Due November 19; 2 kids; St Louis, Missouri 132 posts
Jul 21st '11

Its been awhile since i have posted anything but I need some advice from parents. My almost 3 year old woke up this morning screaming and crying that her neck hurts. So I tried everything a band aid to try and claim her down, ice pack and then gave her some Tylenol. Sent her to school my mother in law works at daycare and she said that she was crying all the way to school didn

MamaCass{+JOEW} 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
Jul 21st '11

I would definitely take her in, mama. Especially since there's a fever. Hope she feels better!

user banned Virginia 25418 posts
Jul 21st '11

Take her in right away.
I'm not trying to scare you and odds are she's okay, but that is a big sign of meningitis.



(Sorry, I completely scanned over the part where you already mentioned meningitis. I'd still take her in though)

bubbysmommy2 Due November 19; 2 kids; St Louis, Missouri 132 posts
Jul 21st '11

the fever is at about 100 with her on meds but I feel so bad for her and her neck, I just dont wanna look silly taking her in a couple hours after the doctor appointment.

bubbysmommy2 Due November 19; 2 kids; St Louis, Missouri 132 posts
Jul 21st '11

the doctor said that its nothing to worry about because her fever is not that high and she looks fine other than her neck. Could she have slept on it funny causing this?

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Jul 21st '11

If the fever gets higher I would go in, but I would leave it as a neck sprain until that happens. I would hate to put my kid thru a spinal tap unless the doctors thought it was ness. I would just be checking her temp every hour.

Christine_Elizabeth 5 kids; 1 angel baby; St. Petersburg, FL, United States 7410 posts
Jul 21st '11
Quoting ♚Courtney♚:" Take her in right away. I'm not trying to scare you and odds are she's okay, but that is a big sign of meningitis. "


:!: Sounds like meningitis. I'd go to the ER and have her checked personally.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Jul 21st '11

My daughter sprained her neck really bad once. Had me so worried. But it was just a neck pain.

They tested her for everything, but not a spinal tap becasue she had no fever.

Sometimes necks just hurt. She could have slept wrong and gotten a crick in it or something.

Anthony & Alexis' Mama! 2 kids; California 1079 posts
Jul 21st '11

Meningitis is the first thing that popped into my head. Try to keep her isolated it sucks yes, but it's so contagious you wouldn't want your kids or any other kids getting it.. So sorry mama... hope everything goes well.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Jul 21st '11
Quoting bubbysmommy2:" the doctor said that its nothing to worry about because her fever is not that high and she looks fine other than her neck. Could she have slept on it funny causing this?"


Yes, I did this at 18 and cried like a baby for about 2 days. I honestly was in so much pain just because I slept wrong.

bubbysmommy2 Due November 19; 2 kids; St Louis, Missouri 132 posts
Jul 21st '11

I would think that since babies and toddlers are so flexable that no matter how they slept that it would not cause this much pain. She wont lay down she crys and says it hurts. I just feel so bad :(

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Jul 21st '11
Quoting bubbysmommy2:" I would think that since babies and toddlers are so flexable that no matter how they slept that it would not cause this much pain. She wont lay down she crys and says it hurts. I just feel so bad :("


My girl was like that for 4 days with her sprained neck. It was AWFUL. I hope she feels better soon

bubbysmommy2 Due November 19; 2 kids; St Louis, Missouri 132 posts
Jul 21st '11

is there anything I can do to relieve the pain? The doctor said a little but of icy hot and I did but she screamed bloody murder for 30 mins and I barely touched her neck.

Christine_Elizabeth 5 kids; 1 angel baby; St. Petersburg, FL, United States 7410 posts
Jul 21st '11
Quoting bubbysmommy2:" is there anything I can do to relieve the pain? The doctor said a little but of icy hot and I did but she screamed bloody murder for 30 mins and I barely touched her neck."


IDK. You're already giving her pain meds for the fever right? That SHOULD help with the pain. If she's really in that much pain I say go to the ER. Good luck momma. I hope she feels better soon.

bubbysmommy2 Due November 19; 2 kids; St Louis, Missouri 132 posts
Jul 21st '11

yes I am and alternating with motrin every 4 hours. She has her head tilted alittle like she is holding a phone between her ear and her shoulder. She has not moved her neck in like 4 hours. She wont look up or down left or right, she will move her eyes as far as she can and thats it.