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to go to OOH with tingly boy?

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stealtheatingtunnocks Sun 25-Sep-16 11:31:47

8 year old boy, fit and well.

Gets double vision in the mornings for about a year, and "wobbly eyes" in class - nothing found by optician, waiting for hospital optician appointment.

Went a bit deaf for a few days in one ear last week.

Said a few days ago "why does your body go fuzzy, mum?" described vague tingling and floating feelings in arms.

Today, since he woke up at about 7am - has pins and needles in both arms, both legs and is definitely weak. Is able to walk, but, slow and can't do things he usually would. Can't touch his nose with his finger. nystagmus tracking a finger. Is tired, pale, bags under his eyes but eating.

I know enough about neurology for me to now be properly concerned, but, am aware that I am also liable to being a bit neurotic as our other son has been very unwell for a few years with a different condition.

WWYD, he's probably a bit viral, there's been bugs going around the school - is it ridiculous to go to OOH? Am I that neurotic mum and just need to have a cup of tea and a cuddle?

SolomanDaisy Sun 25-Sep-16 11:33:49

God, take him to A and E! You are not being neurotic.

Lweji Sun 25-Sep-16 11:34:03

I'd definitely go. Now.

Witchend Sun 25-Sep-16 11:34:04

Slow and can't do things he normally would sends alarm bells to me.

As you said, it's probably a virus, but I would get him checked out with those symptoms.

Sirzy Sun 25-Sep-16 11:35:16

I would get him checked. Like you said it's probably a virus but combined with the ongoing issues anyway worth getting him checked over.

stealtheatingtunnocks Sun 25-Sep-16 11:37:27


Not OOH?

He's not acutely ill - but, thanks for the reassurance. He's not fecking right, that's for sure.

CruCru Sun 25-Sep-16 11:39:43

Yes, take him to A&E. You won't be wasting their time.

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Sun 25-Sep-16 11:40:01

Get in the car and go immediately! flowers I hope it's nothing serious but this needs checking out quickly.

Sirzy Sun 25-Sep-16 11:41:28

I would start with whichever is nearer in this case. I certainly don't think a and e would be an over reaction though!

stealtheatingtunnocks Sun 25-Sep-16 11:41:52


I am doubting myself with the other kid because we're at A+E all the bloody time. I'm never wrong, but, we are there a lot and in a lot. So, am wondering whether I've got a screw loose.

Thanks for the advice.

And, also, fuck.

AnneGables Sun 25-Sep-16 11:43:16

I would ring 111, who will then probably direct you to a&e, how worrying, hope all is ok.

DoItTooJulia Sun 25-Sep-16 11:45:39

Are his lips tingling?

It can be a sign of low calcium. If deffo get him checked. Let us know how he is. flowers

AnaG1ypta Sun 25-Sep-16 11:47:51

I'd maybe consider OOH - they can prob direct straight to Paeds assessment. But perhaps Sun morning might be quiet at A&E. I'd be worried.

TheBakeryQueen Sun 25-Sep-16 11:51:16

A&e with those symptoms in my opinion, better to err on the side of caution.

Hope he feels back to normal soon!

HerRoyalFattyness Sun 25-Sep-16 11:51:37

You're right to be getting him checked, I hope he's OK. flowers

mum2Bomg Sun 25-Sep-16 11:51:43

I had similar symptoms and called NHS direct, who sent me an ambulance. I'm fine now but worth getting checked x

Pineapplemilkshake Sun 25-Sep-16 11:54:05

A&E - definitely. I'm a GP and I would want urgent bloods done - and if normal, then a CT brain. It could be something simple e.g. B12 deficiency etc, but still needs investigated asap.

Lolly86 Sun 25-Sep-16 11:55:36

Paediatric nurse here... definitely A&E
Hope he's ok

Soubriquet Sun 25-Sep-16 11:55:48

Definitely A&E

I can understand why you was thinking OOH when you are with him. Might not look that bad. But when it's written down like that, it's very worrying.


Leggytadpole Sun 25-Sep-16 11:59:56

I'm not one for time wasters at A&E but for this I'd definitely go.

Rather get him checked and turns out it's nothing to worry about or regret not taking urgent action later on. I hope he's ok and it's just a virus.

trashcanjunkie Sun 25-Sep-16 12:00:19

it might be a migraine. The symptoms you describe would fit with one of the rarer sub types. you can check on the various migraine information sites.

Leggytadpole Sun 25-Sep-16 12:04:22

Please don't piss about googling things. Get a doctor to diagnose if it is a migraine.

Chikara Sun 25-Sep-16 12:05:25

Actually migraine is a possibility but with a child that age first time I'd also go to A&E.

Namechangenurseryconcerns Sun 25-Sep-16 12:07:51

I'd take him definitely.

MistressMolecules Sun 25-Sep-16 12:09:37

I agree with the posters saying A&E. I hope your son is ok flowers

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