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111/GP tomorrow/tell him to man up?

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NotYourHun Thu 20-Feb-20 23:32:45

When I got home from work husband had pain in his lower right chest/upper abdomen and was struggling to breathe in properly. He kept telling me he was fine and he’d just got very cold on his cycle home from work (it’s about 45 mins-an hour in all weathers so not entirely inconceivable) and would be fine once he warmed up. I put it down to an intercostal muscle sprain or maybe a virus. Before bed I checked his temperature and it was 37.8 so again, I assumed viral infection. Kept telling me he was fine 🙄

We tried to get an early night at about 8.45 as we were both shattered. He’s been lying next to me with really laboured/irregular breathing, whimpering. He’s now got aching/pulsating hips/bum/legs. His temp is 38.3. He just asked me to check the colour of his legs ‘because they feel like they are rotting away’. I’m assuming he’s a bit feverish?! They look normal! I’ve given him some paracetamol but he’s point blank refusing to come out from under the duvet or take off his pjs. He was complaining that he hadn’t been able to poo today earlier (very unusual for him).

He’s an endurance athlete and used to a fresh kind of hell when it comes to suffering so I’m inclined to think whatever this is must be pretty awful to have floored him like this. I have no idea whether he’s about to drop down dead or if he’s being a bit dramatic.

YesThatsATurdOnTheRug Thu 20-Feb-20 23:34:27

111, I wouldn't hesitate.

Haybo26 Thu 20-Feb-20 23:36:15

Hmmm..I think he needs to get checked out. Could be anything but better be on the safe side. My hubby is usually fit as fiddle....last October he woke up feeling fine one day...by the afternoon he was so so Ill. Fever, chest pain, sweats, laboured breathing...he ended up in hospital for 8 days with pneumonia....all out of the blue. Get him checked out tomorrow. Wishing him well.

vodkaredbullgirl Thu 20-Feb-20 23:37:29

Ring 111 if you are worried, or make an urgent app with gp.

Mads123 Thu 20-Feb-20 23:37:34

111 at the least. Hope he's ok.

KindKylie Thu 20-Feb-20 23:37:40

Everything you've said indicates that he isn't given to drama and that he may be genuinely poorly.

I would be inclined to go to A&E overnight tbh. Not being able to breathe normally, with a temperature and change in personality could indicate infection/sepsis.

sarahbanshee Thu 20-Feb-20 23:37:44

It could be sepsis. Medical advice ASAP - 111, or A&E

chinateapot Thu 20-Feb-20 23:38:19

Call 111. Nothing bad is going to happen as a result of calling and asking. He sounds poorly and unusually so for him.

NotYourHun Thu 20-Feb-20 23:39:22

He keeps murmuring ‘fasted workouts’ and is waving his arm. He’s not with it. Before he drifted off, he told he he had pain in his lower right side. I have no idea what to think.

multivac Thu 20-Feb-20 23:40:24

Please call 111. I would want to rule out sepsis at this point.

ruby29 Thu 20-Feb-20 23:40:37

I think he needs to see someone tonight. Given the time I would take him to A&E.
Hope he’s better soon.

YesThatsATurdOnTheRug Thu 20-Feb-20 23:41:01

Don't think just call.

Girlwhowearsglasses Thu 20-Feb-20 23:41:02

111 now. They will ask to talk to him and that sounds like worth checking out

ch3rrycola Thu 20-Feb-20 23:41:05

I think A&E

covetingthepreciousthings Thu 20-Feb-20 23:41:16

Please call 111 now, or go to A&E if you can manage to get him in car.

Hope he's ok thanks

Quartz2208 Thu 20-Feb-20 23:41:21

Call 111 although with his breathing and pain I suspect ambulance

PerfectionistProcrastinator Thu 20-Feb-20 23:43:22

111 for sure

GlitteryUnicornSparkles Thu 20-Feb-20 23:43:30

He definitely sounds like he needs seeing. Call111.

Mamimawr Thu 20-Feb-20 23:43:55

Can you wake him OP? I would take him to A&E tonight. It could be sepsis. I've had sepsis, I walked into hospital and didn't feel as ill as your husband sounds until a few hours later.

drinkygin Thu 20-Feb-20 23:45:44

Definitely 111 at the very least but with what you’re describing OP I’d be taking him to A&E. sepsis is a possibility I’d get him seen urgently

WeShouldBeFriends Thu 20-Feb-20 23:46:09

Just 999 actually as 111 will dispatch an ambulance for what you have described. I don't say that lightly, I work for ambulance service and see so many 'not real jobs' but your husband needs to be assessed ASAP.

Northernsoullover Thu 20-Feb-20 23:47:03

A & E definitely

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Thu 20-Feb-20 23:48:01

Please get him seen ASAP

user1473878824 Thu 20-Feb-20 23:49:24

Are you really having to ask?! He’s not usually a man flu type, has a temperature and is out of it? Just call 111 or take him to A&E

andpeggy1 Thu 20-Feb-20 23:51:11

If he's having dilutions n he has a temp above 38degrees. He's got a raging infection( most likely sepsis) he needs an ambulance ringing right away. I can't believe you need people on Mumsnet to tell you this!

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