DD2 is 3years old. While out on sunday walk today she started crying and wouldnt stop, kept saying it hurt, we thought feet or hands had got cold. She didnt stop crying for 30 mins until we got home. She has been asleep on sofa for main part of afternoon. She has a cough which started yesterday. She also has a low grade temp.
She however has complained her side hurts inside. She is now awake but not moving off the sofa and complains of pain everytime she sits up.
Of course its Sunday and would mean taking her to emergency GP. Would you just watch and see?? This is what DH says we should do.
I'd phone out-of-hours doc (or NHS direct at least) and ask for advice. My first thought was appendix, though I think I read here recently that it would be unusual in such a young child, but I'd want a doc to advise on whether she needs to be seen.
I'd say take her to A&E to be honest. A temp and pain in her hip could indicate an infection of the bone. This can be serious so I wouldn't leave it, this needs ruling out. It's better to get her checked over, poor mites in pain.
I think GP - so basically it hurts when she moves? You need to get it checked. Dd2 has a friend who had appendicitis at 7 - and that was nearly, so nearly missed and dd1's friend had hers out last week after being fine one day and in pain the next!
I've called out of hours GP and they will call back within the hour. DH thinks im overreacting and she's ok But so many times I have put off phoning and ended up down tere at 10/11pm which is not fun! There is a childrens A&E right infront of GP base so least we havent got far to go if they send us round there. BelleDCCCM, thanks, but think her pain would be alot worse with that.
Not necessarily Lisa. It depends on how bad the infection is. There's been a few threads on here over the last week or so about children with hip pain and limping so there's some sort of bug going around. She does need checking over though.