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WIBU to take my 23mo to the Walk in centre?

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StrawbRhi Mon 05-Nov-12 14:38:58

My DD has what seems to be a cold for nearly 3 weeks. Started with a runny nose, progressed to coughing about a week ago and has just gotten a temp today, is cranky and wont drink.

Called the doc but of course there are no appointments and I have to ring at 8am every day until I can get one.

WIBU just to bundle her into the car and take her to the walk in?

wishiwasonholiday Mon 05-Nov-12 14:40:02

Of course it wouldn't be unreasonable, if they won't drink they could quickly get dehydrated. Does the temp come down with calpol?

nethunsreject Mon 05-Nov-12 14:40:09

No, not u at all

Take her along, get her checked out.

HOpe she is better soon

OHforDUCKScake Mon 05-Nov-12 14:41:10

Your surgery doesnt have emergancy appointments?

StrawbRhi Mon 05-Nov-12 14:44:24

Gave her some calpol (which she informed me tastes like socks and jam) and shes perked up slightly. Temp reduced a bit but have also changed her into cotton PJs so not sure what caused the reduction.

Breathing is a bit fast and shallow, but no wheezing ir anything and she seems cheerful enough. Just short tempered and subdued.

Worried that Im being over cautious!

StrawbRhi Mon 05-Nov-12 14:45:23

Yes, ducks, but you have to call at 8am to get one. Usually end up hold for an hour before getting through to anyone.

mmmerangue Mon 05-Nov-12 14:48:00

There is no over cautious.

I took my 20 month old in last week to an emergency appt. after he had had the cold for 10 days (also had V&D halfway through but unrelated).

Doc was happy to look him over and there was nothing wrong, but whooping cough has been going around so it was to be safe rather than sorry.

cheekydevil Mon 05-Nov-12 14:49:44

If I needed an emergency appt for dd (asthma) I used the word 'baby' instead of 'toddler', worked every time thankfully as always had to be admitted to hospital with colds and receptionist wouldn't realise that.

pinkpaperpiggy Mon 05-Nov-12 14:52:08

I'd have her checked out. My dd has asthma and her breathing is fast and shallow when she has a chest infection but she doesn't wheeze.

StrawbRhi Mon 05-Nov-12 14:52:37

Thanks, mmmerangue, whooping cough was one of my worries. Last few times Ive been to our walk in the receptionist gets really shitty with you unless youre bleeding from at least 3 orifices. Kinda made me reluctant to go.

Okay, chucking her in the car now and hoping I'll find my way there. Only passed my test on Friday and still trying to find my way around the city!

Thanks all smile

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