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Dd has tummy bug and I'm panicking

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BeaWheesht Fri 18-Jan-13 00:50:34

Hi thanks she isn't keeping even a tiny sip of water down and was inconsolable with pain rang NHS who want to see her. hmm Dh pissed off with me but only rang for advice what can I do hmm

So tired as is she poor wee soul hope she gets over this quickly she looks so confused by it all hmm

recall Fri 18-Jan-13 00:12:50

BeaWheesht I can totally understand how you feel. I have 3 young children and become extremely anxious whenever they are ill. I always think that any illness is going to be life threatening, and also panic about cross contamination to the others. I too am on sertraline.

can you give her some calpol to alleviate the pain ? Is the pain coming and going, like gut spasms ? Does it come before a poo ? This can be normal for a tummy bug.

Don't worry unless there is blood in her poo, and even then this can be normal, but if there is, the GP will probably want to take a specimen. ( my son had lots of blood in his poo, and he turned out to totally fine )

Have you checked her temperature ? Again, can be normal with a tummy bug, but if you treat it with calpol/ibuprofen, it may make her feel better.

Keep her hydrated, and if possible, get some dioralyte into her. In my experience, they don't like the taste, so I give it in small amounts often from a syringe. Also you can get fluids in via ice lollies.

I am here for hand holding....not going to bed for ages.

BeaWheesht Thu 17-Jan-13 23:55:12

Yes I'm on sertraline but came off it last week due to illness and now back on so maybe that's why so anxious.

She's been in a lot of pain so GP appt

MN044 Thu 17-Jan-13 22:44:16

Are you getting help for your anxiety? This level of worrying isn't normal and you shouldn't have to live with it. Certainly not worrying because your dh is going away in 2 weeks. I'd be more worried about your own mental health than your dd, who I'm sure will be fine. Have a word with your GP.

fackinell Thu 17-Jan-13 22:41:37

PS re 'not just a big', keep an eye out for any rashes (particularly on the torso), sensitivity to light or appearing to have beck or head pain. Not to scaremonger you, just things I watch out for in wee ones. Call NHS direct straight away if concerned at all.

fackinell Thu 17-Jan-13 22:38:29

Try to barrier nurse her as much as possible. Same bowl, cutlery, cup, towels etc. Lots of hand washing with hot, soapy water and disinfecting door handles and surfaces as you go. Keep her fluids up as much as possible. I read somewhere that a good probiotic can help prevent it in others but I'm not sure how true that is. It's not a long incubation so you should see symptoms within 72 hrs if you're going to get it. My sympathies, it really is awful. Poor baba!!

BeaWheesht Thu 17-Jan-13 20:14:55

Bump hmm

BeaWheesht Thu 17-Jan-13 19:27:22

She is 2.

I hate seeing her like this she's obviously in pain and can't settle - I am so worried in case it's not just a tummy bug and also about the germs spreading to us all. Dh is away with work in 12 days and I'm panicking about that.

I hate being anxious I bloody well hate it, feel like worst mum ever. hmm

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