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Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 02:32:35

In paeds a&e with dd2 10months. 2hrs from triage to seeing a junior who says she needs to stay in for obs, that as she's maxed out on pain meds and her v temp is still 41 they need to find the cause and the wonderful paeds nurses have ways to cool her without meds. But the consultant needs to see her first.

That was 2.5 hrs ago.

I understand they are understaffed and overfull, that there may be other kids in dire need (though we are alone in the resus area) but I've now spent 4.5hrs watching my baby burn and shake and can do nothing about it other than keep her stripped.

She's got a rapidly developing rash (they saw the first spots), fast breathing, high heartrate and shakes, I want to be observed! I want the miraculous paeds nurses promised!

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Mon 08-Apr-13 08:22:59

Offering another hand to hold.

goodygumdrops Mon 08-Apr-13 08:23:07

Hope all is ok. What a scary time for you x

xigris Mon 08-Apr-13 08:30:41

How's it going, Softly? Really hope your DD is improving

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 09:14:38

Morning some kind bloke just lent me his charger, her temp came down with the fanbut seems to be spiking again, I shouldnt have had the fan static on her apparantly as it cooled her too quickly but I didnt know and the young nurse just handed it to me before buggering off back to her kindle. Day staff on now and they have been amazingly attentive.

Some questionable areas on chest xray so waiting on drs rounds.

DeskPlanner Mon 08-Apr-13 10:07:58

How is she in herself ? Hope you don't have to wait very long for the doc. And what a nice man to lend you his charger.

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 10:27:12

No better just crying and wanying to sleep. DH just called to say DD1 has a temp of over 39, I cant bewith both sad

Worried sick now. Though dd1 has had her mmr which makes measels less likely surely?

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 10:29:24

Sorry AIBU to move from a rant about obs to a vaugely pitiful litany of whine?!

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Mon 08-Apr-13 10:31:18

Hope both your DDs are ok xxxxxx

BeaWheesht Mon 08-Apr-13 10:35:21

Tell the nurse about your dd1.

Be bolshy if you have to be.

Good luck

StitchAteMySleep Mon 08-Apr-13 10:48:53


It is so worrying when they are ill.

Glad the day staff seem to be doing their best to help your dd.

Has she managed to feed or take fluids at all?

Feel free to whine away.

If you feel at any point unsure about what they are doing ask them to explain to you. If they are not doing enough make noises about complaints. Don't worry about upsetting or offending your child comes first above their feelings, it is their job to make sure she receives good care.

DeskPlanner Mon 08-Apr-13 11:00:43

Oh you poor thing and your poor dds. Whine away its good for you.

DeskPlanner Mon 08-Apr-13 13:55:12

Has Dd2 seen the doc yet ? How is Dd1 ?

kinkyfuckery Mon 08-Apr-13 13:59:22

How is she this afternoon OP?

WakeyCakey Mon 08-Apr-13 15:36:23

Hope your DD is ok OP.
Sending you both (un-MN) hugs.
Hope they get to the bottom of it soon and it is just something simple and easy.
Don't beat yourself up about the fan, it's ridiculous for them to tell you you did it wrong!

WakeyCakey Mon 08-Apr-13 15:37:09

Oh gosh didn't see the bit about DD1 as well, hope they are both ok

BeaWheesht Mon 08-Apr-13 17:51:40

Any news?

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 08-Apr-13 19:02:57

Hope both DDs improving OP

gailforce1 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:59:00

Any news OP, do hope you are all ok?

Softlysoftly Tue 09-Apr-13 13:39:41

Hiya thought I'd update sorry they moved us to a Ward with no reception at all.

I was allowed to take dd2 home today under strict instructions to take her back if she regresses. She has lung, ear and throat infections but the virus has burned it's way out and the rash has gone. Still no clue what it actually was. She drinking a bit and just needs meds and to sleep now.

Dd1 is ill but I'm glad to be home with her and my sister in law (gp) stayed all night with her last night and hopefully had been through the worst we shall wait and see. She's asleep and doesn't know we are home yet can't wait to see her face!

Being there made me truly thankful for healthy children, some of those poor kids and parents on the wards sad heartbreaking.

Thankyou as always mn for being a hand to hold. I shall not complain about my kids ever again! I bet I last a week

BeaWheesht Tue 09-Apr-13 13:56:34

So glad you're home. Hope both Dds get back to full health soon and you get a rest!

kinkyfuckery Tue 09-Apr-13 15:45:37

Glad you are home and your DD is on the mend.

DeskPlanner Tue 09-Apr-13 16:25:26

Glad she's home. thanks

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