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PFB or would you be worried too?

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emeraldgirl1 Fri 10-May-13 18:59:17

Aibu to be worrying about DD after her 8w jabs?

She had them two days ago, was pretty grotty the first night but ok yday. Woke a lot last night but didn't want feeding. Today she has cried through every feed as if she has a tummy ache. She had an explosive nappy (,) this morning and since then has seemed a bit constipated. She is eating about two thirds of her usual amount but it is a struggle as she keeps stopping to cry.

This evening she is rather limp sad just lying asleep on my shoulder.

Am I being PFB to be getting worried? Anyone else had similar 8w jab experience? They get hit with such a lot all at once I am in one sense not surprised if they get unwell. But I don't know any other babies in RL who have had the jabs so nothing to compare.

kotinka Fri 10-May-13 19:02:52

have you given her calpol? I'd be a bit worried too by now

ChippingInLovesSunshine Fri 10-May-13 19:05:12

Don't panic - I don't think it's terribly unusual - however, I'm not normally one to go to the Drs but I would take her.

Better safe than sorry.

Hope she's better soon!

emeraldgirl1 Fri 10-May-13 19:05:25

Gave her calpol the evening that she had had the jabs.
May give her more now, but worried in case it masks a real problem sad

Ezza1 Fri 10-May-13 19:05:41

Take her to a walk in or a&e to get checked over.

Hopefully she is fine but its always worth seeing someone if you are worried, especially at that age.

emeraldgirl1 Fri 10-May-13 19:06:18

DH thinks I am silly to be worrying. I kind of think I am too. But she is not herself sad

Fluffypinkcoat Fri 10-May-13 19:06:30

I'm sure at 8 weeks were we told anything out of the ordinary that made us worried to get dd seen by a doctor especially if it was over 24 hours since the jab. If you are concerned, pop her to the doctor.

SherbertStraws Fri 10-May-13 19:06:35

Call the dr, hopefully it is nothing but I always say get it checked out. If it turns out you have been pfb then good because your dd is ok, and if not then you are getting her seen to quickly. With my pfb the dr told me to always call if I was worried because better to be safe than sorry.

HongkongDreamer Fri 10-May-13 19:07:29

Phone nhs 24 to be on safe side

peanutbuttersarnies Fri 10-May-13 19:09:27

Have you tried Nhs 24? I think they'd be fairly useless and tell you to give her calpol. But may be worth a try to see if they have any advice. Is she sleeping any more/less?

JollyOrangeGiant Fri 10-May-13 19:09:27

I agree, at 8 weeks you want to be getting a medical professional to see a baby you have any concerns about.

They're not going to grump if you phone OOH. That's what they're there for.

JacqueslePeacock Fri 10-May-13 19:10:29

Limp does not sound good. I'd get her checked out.

valiumredhead Fri 10-May-13 19:10:40

I would definitely give Calpol and take it from there.

stella1w Fri 10-May-13 19:11:12

Limp and crying not good. Go o a and e. Do not bother with phonelines..babies need to be examined..

Take her in.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 10-May-13 19:14:40

Have you tried waking her? Wake her up, give her calp

JenaiMorris Fri 10-May-13 19:15:19

I'm quite sure the jabs and the illness are a coincidence.

The issue here is that your baby is limp. Get her checked out - I would say get to A&E before the Friday night rush.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 10-May-13 19:15:28

Stupid phone.

Give her calpol and get her to feed. If she's still limp I'd get her seen or phone 111.

Onesliceortwo Fri 10-May-13 19:15:31

Get her seen - there really is no telling what is going on with her - it could be something, it could also be nothing but Sherbertstraws sums it up to be honest. I am also a great believer in 'mother knows best' -presuming you're the one that's with her for the majority of the time - you'll be the one that really knows if she's not herself.
I'm sure I went with my DD far too often in the early days, but everybody was just very very understanding and pleased we'd gone rather than sat home worrying - you really have nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.
Keep us posted, thinking of you ......

HSMMaCM Fri 10-May-13 19:16:59

Doctors really don't mind seeing babies. I'm sure she's fine, but get her checked anyway, so you can sleep tonight.

BadgerFace Fri 10-May-13 19:17:24

I think as they were two days ago you should get her checked out. Don't worry about it being PFB if it puts your mind at rest. My DD was a bit limp for 24 hours after her jabs, she just ate and slept and ate and slept but she was more like her usual self the next day.

I hope you get some reassurance. It can be really scary when they are so little.

emeraldgirl1 Fri 10-May-13 19:20:08

Thanks everyone so much!
She is feeding now, much more calmly than earlier and getting thru a decent amount.
Going to give her calpol after feed.
Then will call OOH and see what they say.

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 10-May-13 19:22:25

You are worried. Take her to A&E and have her checked over. I personally wouldn't bother with the phone lines.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 10-May-13 19:28:37

Glad she's feeding now. It's probably an after effect of the jabs. If you are worried call OOH. When I say wake get up, I mean strip her off, get her to cry. If shes still limp/unresponsive you need to take her to a&e.

wonderingsoul Fri 10-May-13 19:36:56

it all sound quite "normal" untill you said limp.

its deff worth getting her checked out, y ou wont be wasting any ones time xx

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Fri 10-May-13 20:00:00

Check her temp OP...

TwinkleTits Fri 10-May-13 20:07:36

Maybe 'limp' was finally relaxed after feeling rubbish.

Poor baby, and poor you. I clearly remember that anxiety, and when they are so tiny and delicate too.

Good for you, if you call them. Always better to be safe than sorry.

Zara1984 Fri 10-May-13 20:08:54

Take her to A&E as others have said. DS had similar reaction to those jabs too - took him in and we were in hospital for 2 nights. He was fine, just an unusually bad reaction. However he was on meningitis watch all night.

The hospital will want you to go in if she is like this, please go. It will be fine but small babies can get ill very quickly.

Zara1984 Fri 10-May-13 20:10:36

Glad she is feeding! Don't be surprised if OOH want you to go in to hospital. We went to after hours GP and they weren't happy sending such a small baby home.

JenaiMorris Fri 10-May-13 20:20:25

She doesn't feel right to you. That sets alarm bells ringing with me.

It's probably nothing but honestly trust your sense of unease and, like I said, take her to A&E.

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 10-May-13 21:00:37

If you phone the ooh number they will probably make you a appointment this evening at your local ooh clinic chances are she will be seen quicker that at a&e. with baby's that age struggling to feed they do tend to do that.

My ooh clinic is in the room next to a&e my son got a appointment within the hour and was seen on time the wait in the next room was 4 hours even the obviously not drunk unconscious man slumped on a chair was still waiting when we left.

CombineBananaFister Fri 10-May-13 21:14:24

God it's bloody horrible when they are babies and ill. I would say my Ds was like this with jabs - temp went through the roof and we'd have to take him to A and E for him to be monitored, really poorly. But, it never amounted to anything he was just one of those babies who reacted badly to jabs and was fine really.

I would also be scared of looking like an idiot and bothering the doctor unnecessarily but don't be - it's not pfb, it's mothers instinct and it's underated. The doctors are NEVER annoyed about being bothered with babies and even though am sure she's probably fine, it's not worth the worry. Every child reacts different and some get really poorly, doesn't mean it's serious but doesn't mean you should be sat worrying about it either. Hope she's ok. and hope you are too.

They'll be a bloody load of drunks/idiots in A and E later and they won't give a shit about bothering a doctor.

Pigsmummy Fri 10-May-13 21:22:09

Call and see if you can get ooh appointment, if not then a&e. Ours have a seperate paediatrics section and are lovely.

AgentZigzag Fri 10-May-13 21:31:32

Glad you're going with your instincts, you'll know better than anyone whether she's not quite right.

Nobody should make you feel stupid for wanting to have her checked out - including your DH!

Hope she, and you, are OK flowers

MousyMouse Fri 10-May-13 21:36:18

agree with others, take her in.
sounds a bit like a reaction to the jabs, and dr will prob give her paracetamol and look how she does, but better be safe.

Theonlyoneiknow Fri 10-May-13 21:38:36

How is she now OP?

MummytoMog Fri 10-May-13 21:42:28

Mine were sleepy and a bit miserable after jabs, but I'd have taken them in if they weren't eating. Hope she's better.

emeraldgirl1 Fri 10-May-13 23:16:53

Thank you everyone!
We took her to ooh and of course once there she instantly perked up and was cheery as anything making us look like idiots smile
Doctor was nice enough though and checked her over thoroughly, told us to give her more calpol when ready and that was pretty much that.
At least I can sleep tonight now!
She s so precious to us and I am glad I went with instinct and advice on here even if she did make me look PFB to end all PFBs!!!!

AgentZigzag Fri 10-May-13 23:25:05

grin at her perking up as soon as you went to ooh grin

Don't pay any heed to any PFB accusations when it comes to your DCs health, it can turn serious quickly when they're small, always best to put your mind at rest smile

Glad she is feeling better

Monty27 Fri 10-May-13 23:30:19

Glad you took her. Maybe she just wanted to go out grin

You still did the right thing though. NN x

DontMeanToBeRudeBut Fri 10-May-13 23:31:08

Late to the thread but I'm glad you had her checked out. I'm also one to not want to make a fuss but thanks to that I've had one baby in hospital barely breathing suffering from pneumonia and the other on a nebuliser sad You would have thought I'd have learned the first time.

kotinka Fri 10-May-13 23:39:46

grin little tinker, glad you checked.

Zara1984 Sat 11-May-13 11:21:02

Yay OP! Glad you checked and she perked up. Apparently they tend to do that, the fresh air can bring down a temperature. smile

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