DS2(4) has been complaining of tummy ache on and off since about 6pm. It seems to come and go and he says his tummy hurts when I touch it. Have sat him on the toilet a few times - but he won't/can't go. It seemed to be better when he went to bed at 7pm (with a hot water bottle) but he's just woken up now crying - saying it hurts again.
I've given him some Calpol - I'm not sure if thats the right thing to do, but I remember DS1 screaming with pain from a tummy ache a few years ago, when I rang NHS direct the nurse said try Calpol and it worked. He's also just eaten a biscuit - which I took as a good sign.
But my immediate thought is could it be appendicitis? - I am particularly paranoid/anxious about everything at the moment as I suffered a late miscarriage 5 weeks ago, and am not reacting the way I normally would.
hi i would just like to say my ds had a burst appendix at four so it does happen. The doctors at the time said kids can't describe the pain as well as adults so you can't expect them to say it hurts on one side only . So any servere tummy ache, vomiting and fever should be checked out , we thought our son just had a vomiting bug
My DS suddenly started screaming with tummy pain (at 2 and a half). It came on very suddenly and I thought appendicitis. It turned out to be tonsillitis . Dr said that there are glands in the tummy that often get swollen when a child has a nasty infection.