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17/01/2013 at 18:15
Louie is under the weather. temp of 38.2. He didnt seem right this morning but perked up after calpol. Nursery staff had to give more at lunch time as temp was 38.6 & now its 38.2. hes chatty but lethargic & is laying on me watching peppa. Hes refusing food, didnt have breakfast, had minimal lunch & is saying be doesnt want anything now. Not even yoghurts or custard! he is drinking ok though.
how long is ok without eating?
17/01/2013 at 18:18
Hmm, he is three and he has had some food today... I would keep offering. If at any stage he starts refusing drinks I would be immediately worried. Possibly if he doesn't have anything tomorrow morning I'd ring the GPs. But I would probably go on instinct rather than any prescribed set time. to poorly L.
17/01/2013 at 18:21
17/01/2013 at 18:42
Ah poor L, hope he gets better soon x
17/01/2013 at 19:07
E went almost a week last time she was poorly and doctor was ok with that as she was drinking water and milk. I hope L is better soon x
17/01/2013 at 19:13
Thanks ladies. He's shivering but is burning up. Poor bubba x
17/01/2013 at 19:26
Temp is 39.2, he's asleep on me. Keeping v close eye on him
17/01/2013 at 19:29
They say to worry usually when you can't control their temp. If you draw a clock you can work out when to give Calpol and nurofen during the next 24 hours. If after a dose of each his temp doesn't come under control I'd call out of hours xxx hope he is better soon darling poor L xxx
17/01/2013 at 19:32
Ways the deal with giving both, every 4hrs or 2hrs? He had calpol at 7pm. How often would you check temp, 30mins?
17/01/2013 at 19:47
I always draw a clock so for example if you have Calpol at 12, then you can give it again at 4,8 and 12. If after 30 mins to an hour his temp hasn't come down then give nurofen, so on the clock it would be at 1, then again at 7 and 1. Prob not the best way to describe it but do you see what I mean??
17/01/2013 at 19:50
I wouldn't worry about food love. Poor Lou xxxx
17/01/2013 at 19:57
Thanks Munchkin . Didn't realise that close together. His temp is now 38.5.
17/01/2013 at 20:00
Have you got ice poles or similar he can munch on? That may help his temp?? At least it's on the way down xx
17/01/2013 at 20:02
Hiya just to say that calpol should really be every six hours if being given over a 24 hour period.
17/01/2013 at 20:16
Hes asleep munchkin.
18/01/2013 at 01:12
How has he been through the night?
18/01/2013 at 06:04
18/01/2013 at 06:13
Have you got neurofen?
What QI said about the calpol, no more than 4 doses in 24 hours but don't worry as they can have more than what it says on the bottle as we base it on weight. So mine will always have calpol/neurofen based on weight. So I always give calpol 15mg a kg and I give neurofen 5 mg a kg.
lots of cool drinks. Keep him in light clothing, don't fully strip him off as he will shiver and generate more heat. Hopefully its just a 24 he viral thing but if he's still the same now I'd take him to gp x
18/01/2013 at 07:34
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18/01/2013 at 09:03
Poor L, hope he's feeling a bit better. As long as he's drinking then i wouldn't worry too much yet about food. When E is teething she can quite often go 3/4 days on the minimal amount of food.
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