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15/02/2014 at 20:03
15/02/2014 at 21:09
It's tricky because he's been ok during the day but not great at night and everything seems worse at night anyway! I can't really help as A is only little and so I haven't been where you are, but I think if I was very worried I would call NHS Direct again and wake him for the assessment. It is generic but afterwards they should refer you to an out of hours clinic - we did this once for A and at the time I thought all the questions were pointless but it did result in us getting an appointment that night to see someone. I hope he's feeling better soon x
15/02/2014 at 21:17
N has had a few sickness bugs and they can be quite worrying. Personally, given what you've said, I would ring NHS direct again and if they need you to wake him then wake him, although surely you can answer questions on him breathing/bleeding etc even if he's asleep. Always better to air on the side of caution.
I've had to ring them a few times and have always felt better for doing so.
Let us know how he's doing xx
15/02/2014 at 21:31
I would call nhs d back too and wake him if necessary. Mum knows best and if you werent concerned you wouldnt have written this post. If it sets your mind at rest a little, whenever G gets a tummy bug she pukes a few times, has a day without an appetite then is fine but is always running about within a few hours of the last episode of sickness. Kids bounce back much quicker than we do but you wont rest tonight if you dont ring them hun. Just do it for peace of mind x
16/02/2014 at 04:08
Hope he is ok lamby now x
16/02/2014 at 06:26
Hope everything is ok Lamby xxx
16/02/2014 at 08:57
I have been thinking of you too. Hope he is ok? x
16/02/2014 at 09:16
Thanks so much everyone. He is a lot better today. We ended up ringing them in the night as he had a temperature and was really hot to the touch. He still wasn't drinking and though awake, his eyes kept drooping and he was really pale. From this they wanted someone to see him within 2 hours, then when we were waiting on the call back, a small rash sprang up on his back, just to really panic us. It disappeared with pressure though and is gone completely now, and when the local out of hours rang back, they weren't interested at all in seeing him, just told us we must get water into him, by any means necessary, and to continue with calpol and keeping him lightly dressed. He eventually had some water then fell asleep, his temp had thankfully already started to drop and was in normal range, and it's fine this morning. He's still on a milk strike but has had some water, fruit and yoghurt so is perhaps just off colour, like you mentioned G can be after a bug, MM.
I really appreciate all of your advice, and also reassurance that I wasn't being silly. Now that he is smiling and more energised, I can feel confident that he wasn't right and it is good to trust my instincts. And even if I was being OTT, better that than miss something I know. He's still under the weather, and if he continues to be off his milk I'll take him to the GP tomorrow, but his nappy was nice and heavy this morning and he is definitely more like our little Sam Chops today!
Thanks again x
16/02/2014 at 09:18
Really glad he is better. Always trust your instincts. You know him better than anyone xx
16/02/2014 at 21:12
Glad he is feeling better. You definitely did the right thing to trust your instincts x
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