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111 or a&e?

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Beth2511 Sun 16-Oct-16 19:58:12

I have a 15 day old who had an overnight hospital stay last week for poor feeding and weight loss,he has really improved since. However his toddler sister came home with a tummy bug Friday and today newborn ds has not fed since 8.30am. He vomited badly at 9am, again at 11.30 and has rejected all feeds no matter how much we tried. Syringe fed him at 6pm and he projectiled it all back up. He also has a temp of 35.3 and barely woken all day.

I don't know what to do sad

Aliveinwanderland Sun 16-Oct-16 19:58:49

A&E. You can't be too careful at that age.

PurpleCrazyHorse Sun 16-Oct-16 19:58:55


LumpySpaceCow Sun 16-Oct-16 19:59:28

A and e

Lolimax Sun 16-Oct-16 19:59:57

I'm no expert but honestly if a very small baby is refusing feeds I'd ring at the very least. Please!

NotAPuffin Sun 16-Oct-16 20:00:08

A&E. He's too little for anything else.

PurpleCrazyHorse Sun 16-Oct-16 20:00:16

Also have a think about how much he's wee-ed or not in his nappies. They'll want to know if he's not passing urine.

LumpySpaceCow Sun 16-Oct-16 20:00:48

With that temp I would actually 999 especially if lethargic / unresponsive.

RatOnnaStick Sun 16-Oct-16 20:01:29

Pretty sure 111 will just call you an ambulance.

RatOnnaStick Sun 16-Oct-16 20:02:10

Yes 999 will have someone there very fast for a poorly newborn.

AGruffaloCrumble Sun 16-Oct-16 20:03:28

A&E/999 I think flowers

DartmoorDoughnut Sun 16-Oct-16 20:04:06

I'd 999 when that little as they're so hard to read flowers

ButtMuncher Sun 16-Oct-16 20:04:38

I rang 111 the other week for a temperature of 35.5 of my 3 week old DS, and they got us in for little more than a cold, so all things considered (weight loss, bug, lack of feeding) I'd be going over A&E now, he'll be lethargic as he's not eaten/possibly fighting off something but either way, he needs to be monitored because at that age, they can't necessarily regulate their body temperatures = won't be waking/rooting for feed.

How is his nappies?

theconstantinoplegardener Sun 16-Oct-16 20:04:42

Please take him to A&E straight away. If he is unable to keep anything down, he will become dehydrated - and this can happen very quickly in babies. Drowsiness is a sign of dehydration. Please take him right now.

U2HasTheEdge Sun 16-Oct-16 20:08:05

A&E for sure.


BoreOfWhabylon Sun 16-Oct-16 20:08:28

HCP here.

Drowsy and low temp is potentially very serious.

Please ring 999 right now.

nocoolnamesleft Sun 16-Oct-16 20:09:22

A&E. Right now this minute. Please. Your baby needs checking over properly, and probably needs to be admitted. If that temperature is accurate, it is worryingly low. Not feeding that long in such a young baby can be dangerous. And not really waking is serious.

Please, drop whatever you are doing, and get up there. Please. Right now.

Madratlady Sun 16-Oct-16 20:11:46

999. Better than driving to a&e as the paramedics can assess your baby and give medical attention immediately, amd you won't need Sat waiting in a&e waiting rooms.

Ilovenannyplum Sun 16-Oct-16 20:13:08

As everyone else has said, A&E or 999. I really hope he's ok OP

Stormwhale Sun 16-Oct-16 20:14:18

Absolutely a&e now.

Stormwhale Sun 16-Oct-16 20:14:46

Actually yes I agree 999. Your poor baby op.

StarryIllusion Sun 16-Oct-16 20:15:00

A&E. If he isn't feeding that is his only means of hydration and if he is drowsy/unresponsive then I'd be worried. Get him in now, don't take chances at that age.

ALemonyPea Sun 16-Oct-16 20:15:58

Agree A&E is the best place. Hope he is ok 💐

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Sun 16-Oct-16 20:17:02

A&E / 999.

Please come back and update us OP

LetsJunglyJumpToIt Sun 16-Oct-16 20:17:16

Yep A&E. You have a newborn who isn't waking or feeding without vomiting.

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