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Aibu to take my 10 month old to urgent care centre??

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MuncheysMummy Sat 08-Apr-17 21:18:16

Ok my 10 month old is an epic sleeper he sleeps 7pm 7:30am every night without fail,last night he was very unsettled then woke screaming and sobbing at 1am he was burning up. Checked his temp it was 38.4 gave him Calpol and some milk,he was awake until almost 3am then fell asleep in our bed finally between us until morning when he again awoke crying and burning up.Gave another dose of Calpol and his breakfast,he threw up part of it so kept down maybe 4oz out of his usual 8oz of milk and Weetabix.He had a nap and woke looking and acting back to normal but since then he's been up and down all day,seems like his temp comes down with Calpol but goes up again as it wears off (got up to 39c this evening before his supper and Calpol) I rang 101 who said he needs to be seen within 12 hours so I'm waiting for a GP to call me back but have been waiting since 6.20pm he's since gone to bed as usual as he was exhausted and falling asleep drinking his supper bottle (only took 4oz out of the 8oz)
Just took his temp again and it's down to 38c again (cos of the Calpol) should I take him to urgent care centre?? My SIL reckons I should as 38c is high considering he's medicated currently still. He's asleep but fussy and unsettled but I'd feel cruel taking him from his bed where he's getting some much needed sleep to sit in a waiting area for hours?!

MsComplicated Sat 08-Apr-17 21:27:20

If you are in the UK call 111.
Ive called them a few times for my DS (5yo) and recently for 8mo DD. They were great and got me an appointment to see an out of hours doctor at the hospital so we were seen quickly and managed to keep out of a&e.

monkeyfacegrace Sat 08-Apr-17 21:29:30

Really? If it was mine I'd shrug it off as a bug, keep mediating and keep them comfy. It wouldn't cross my mind to see a doctor if there's still wet nappies and no other symptoms.

Oysterbabe Sat 08-Apr-17 21:30:34

Sounds like a virus, I'd leave him be and just keep an eye on him.

TeaBelle Sat 08-Apr-17 21:32:49

That temperature isn't alarming and as calpol is keeping it down then I'd be happy to treat at home

EspressoPatronum Sat 08-Apr-17 21:33:06

We've just gotten over a big like this, it was rough! We did call 111 and got sent to ooh gp who was very nice but nothing they could do. It was a miserable week...

Silvercatowner Sat 08-Apr-17 21:36:41

Let him sleep. His temp is high but not particularly so and he's settled in himself. Nothing will happen if you take him except you'll have an unsettled baby.

Cuppaand2biscuits Sat 08-Apr-17 21:39:21

I'd leave him to sleep and keep your eye on his temperature. The worry with temperatures is not how high they get but how quickly they rise, as that can cause a fit.
A high temperature is the bodies normal way of fighting infection, his body is doing what it needs to.
I hope he feels better soon.

londonrach Sat 08-Apr-17 21:40:12

Ring 191. My daughter had similar 3 weeks ago. Shes 8 months. She was bringing her milk up. Whilst on the phone her temp hit 38 and she went floppy. 101 sent ambulance which i thought was over the top. However they arrived within seconds got her temp even higher than me, took her blood sugar which turned out to be low (throwing milk up maybe) and took us to hospital. All ok and discharged after full check up but never felt i shouldnt have called. In fact the consultant and nurses kept saying its always better to see a well baby than one left. Call 101 or go to walk in (hes probably totally ok) and get your baby checked out. My dd came down with a very lasty fluie cold the next day which 3 weeks later has turned into a very nasty cough. Gp has checked her twice (pfb) and says cough will clear but with a baby its always worth seeing someone. Hoping your baby has a quick recovery x

londonrach Sat 08-Apr-17 21:40:32

101 not 191

Snap8TheCat Sat 08-Apr-17 21:41:26

I think some parents are just more relaxed at looking after poorly little ones. I read a lot of 'call 111' or 'go to a & e' for relatively minor illnesses. I think experience has a lot to do with it too.

isadoradancing123 Sat 08-Apr-17 21:43:17

Ibuprofen is better for bringing down temp.

TheoriginalLEM Sat 08-Apr-17 21:45:39

it doesn't matter that its the calpol that is what is keeping his temp down, its important that it is down iyswim.

Ao long as it doesn't get too high 40 degrees that wont come down is too high, then id not fret too much about the temperature.

Id be worried if there is a non blanching rash, he is averse to light and can't rest his chin down (iestiff neck). Also watch his hydration, has he had wet nappies?

From what you have said I'd let him sleep and wait for a drs call. If he gets worse you can take him later but sleep is the body's way of recovery so let him be x

Amockingjayhey Sat 08-Apr-17 21:49:34

I'd let him sleep

But please it really does worry / concern me when people post about health issues especially of young children online.

We can't see your son we can't see how he is. Only you can . Trust your gut and if your gut is telling you to let him sleep that's ok. Check on him etc. When DC are young i sleep in their room for peace of mind when poorly. It helps me feel like I'm there when they need me

TheFairyCaravan Sat 08-Apr-17 21:55:28

I'd let him sleep, keep an eye on him and wait for the doctor to call.

I was never bothered if mine didn't eat when they were poorly as long as they were drinking. I'd offer water as well as milk, sometimes the milk is too heavy when they're feeling grotty.

If he gets worse, call 111 not 101. Good luck, this parenting lark isn't easy. flowers

Beachhairdontcare Sat 08-Apr-17 21:59:35

You can give Nurofen and calpol together to bring the fever down, unless he is asthmatic. If that still doesn't bring it down then he needs to be seen by a doctor.

CoperCabana Sat 08-Apr-17 22:00:57

It is so scary when they are little and poorly. As others have said, as long as his temp is coming down a little and he has wet nappies etc. he is probably ok but I would trust your instinct.

Fwiw, last time I went to Urgent Care, DDs temp was close to 40 a good hour after taking Calpol and Nurofen. They were barely interested. I think we probably waited 3 hours to see a nurse, and weren't seen as needing to see a doctor.

When she was ill again the other week, couldn't keep anything down, sick every hour etc etc, I remembered that experience and held my nerve. She was fine a couple of days later.

Good luck whatever you decide.

umizoomi Sat 08-Apr-17 22:03:47

Can you not alternate calpol and ibuprofen ? So he gets meds every 2-3 hours rather than every 4? 38 is high following medication but I would just keep him cool and let him sleep unless there is any other symptoms e.g. Floppiness, rash etc

BarbarianMum Sat 08-Apr-17 22:05:44

Ultimately it's your call but as he's been drinking some and his temperature is responding to the Calpol and he doesnt seem to be worstening I'd just keep an eye on him.

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Sat 08-Apr-17 22:07:06

Probably best a hot baby doesn't sleep in between you. You need to keep him cool - mattress on floor next to his cot. Not with your body heat around him

gammaraystar Sat 08-Apr-17 22:08:26

You are the mum, if you are really worried you should call 101 not ask randoms on yje net... but I would probably just wait it out tbh.

gammaraystar Sat 08-Apr-17 22:08:49

Sorry too much wine... THE net

Patchouli666 Sat 08-Apr-17 22:09:38

You can also give children's nurofen alongside the calpol. Four doses of calpol in a 24 hour period and three doses of nurofen.
As long as he has had a few ounces of milk or a biscuit to line his tummy for the ibuprofen he will be fine.
And then I'd take him to out of hours in the morning when he has had a sleep.

Instasista Sat 08-Apr-17 22:10:01

The symptoms sound very much like your standard bug. If Calpol is reducing his temperature that's a great sign and it's not massively high anyway- my Dc used to
Get to 39 through teething!

I would wait for GP and not expect them to do much tbh but it's scary when they're so young and don't know how to vomit properly etc flowers

highinthesky Sat 08-Apr-17 22:12:46

Has the OOO GP called you as yet? A conversation will set your mind at rest and make you aware of danger signs.

They are unlikely to want you to wake your DC up whilst asleep, so that should not be a concern. Review in the morning.

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