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to take my baby to hospital tonight

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monkeyandlion2012 Wed 15-Jun-16 19:14:47

He'd had breathing problems since birth ( chest retractions/grunting/blue spells and nose flareing. ) and today he's been sleeping lots and poor feeding on top of his usual problems..the hospital says to take him up he's blue no blue speeds today fortunately so aibu

monkeyandlion2012 Wed 15-Jun-16 19:15:30

No cause found for breathing problems as yet and I've taking him so many times I really don't know what to do

Whoamireally Wed 15-Jun-16 19:16:00

No honey. Get gone. Quick as you like now.

limon Wed 15-Jun-16 19:16:40

He's blue?.Take him to hospital straight away!.better still call an ambulance flowers

pocketsized Wed 15-Jun-16 19:17:00

Take him. They'd always rather see a baby, just incase.

TwoLittleBlooms Wed 15-Jun-16 19:17:38

I'm not quite sure what the last sentence means? But I would say if the hospital have said to take him to the hospital then you need to take him. They wouldn't tell you to take him if he didn't need to be there. I hope he is ok.

RoryGilmore Wed 15-Jun-16 19:18:14

Yep, go now. Give them a really detailed history and I'd ask for an xray.

Tbh, if you ring 111 they may send an ambulance anyway. Dangerous putting a baby with breathing difficulties into a car seat as it can make it more difficult for them.

Either way, hospital tonight, asap

PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 19:18:22

Stop posting on the internet.
Good luck thanks

guiltynetter Wed 15-Jun-16 19:19:03

I think it's meant to say 'the hospital says to take him up if he's blue no blue spells today fortunately'

but yes take him

WellErrr Wed 15-Jun-16 19:19:34

Take him. They're always more than happy to see a baby.

monkeyandlion2012 Wed 15-Jun-16 19:20:16

He hasn't gone blue sorry just his same old problems

RoryGilmore Wed 15-Jun-16 19:20:18

Count his respiration rate. If its close to 60 breaths per minute (or higher), then it's 999 for him, esp if he's going blue with sternal recession and nostril flaring.

When you get there emphasise the drop in feeding and increased sleeping as well.

5BlueHydrangea Wed 15-Jun-16 19:20:42

How old is he? If you're worried, get him seen. You know him best. As he already has chest problems he is already a bit more vulnerable.
Any raised temp? Wet nappies?

RoryGilmore Wed 15-Jun-16 19:21:06

How old is he?

daftbesom Wed 15-Jun-16 19:21:15

Have they given you a contact number if you are worried?

I would want to do something - I would at least be trying to speak to a health professional. But if there's no number yes I prob would be wanting to take him in. (How old is he?)

Hope it gets sorted out soon OP.

PortiaCastis Wed 15-Jun-16 19:22:24

Don't waste time posting on here when your child could be seriously ill. 999 NOW

PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 19:25:46

Ah, ok, not blue, good.

How old is he?

And what Rory said smile

What FU arrangements are in place for him?
What prompted you to post just now - has anything changed compared to how the day/yesterday went??

abigwideworld Wed 15-Jun-16 19:31:31

Take him in. They will never complain about seeing a sick child, ever!

monkeyandlion2012 Wed 15-Jun-16 19:34:43

His problems do seem bad but he does this everyday and it becomes normal. Am posting cos apart from my husband if got no one to talk to. Am gonna call 111 at least when they send him up I can say 111 did . It's hard to believe but they really don't seem to care. If u search my name you will find more info on detail

monkeyandlion2012 Wed 15-Jun-16 19:36:38

Last time I went they started talking about my fucking mental health like it's me with the problem no it shit docs like u not given a fuck about my baby he's 18 wks

abigwideworld Wed 15-Jun-16 19:38:34

Don't wait around talking to 111, they're awful and you'll end up waiting a long time to speak to the relevant people. If this has been going on for a while have you taken him to the GP?

PortiaCastis Wed 15-Jun-16 19:38:57

monkey they do care. There are Drs on here that care

PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 19:40:18

It's very difficult when you have a baby with complex needs to look after - you sound exhausted and at the end of your tether thanks

Never hesitate to take an unwell baby in.
I suppose out of hours they are more likely to simply make sure he's OK(isn) acutely and send you home again.
I assume he's got specialist follow up organised?

And yes, phone 111 if you feel there is the time to seek their advice.

shipgrave Wed 15-Jun-16 19:41:21

I would take him in. Have they checked your little one's heart? My DS has a rare heart defect which was not picked up until 9 weeks, he had blue spells, poor feeding and was a very unsettled baby. Hope this is not the case for your little one, but definitely think you should trust your instincts and get baby checked.

UnderTheF1oorboards Wed 15-Jun-16 19:41:56

When this happened to DS1 he ended up in HDU for a week. He never went blue and had no fever. Stop messing about on MN and get to hospital.

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