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DD not urinating?

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ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 01-Jan-11 16:23:08

DD (2.9) is on her second day of antibiotics for a chest infection and I have just realised I have not taken her to the toilet all day. Her nappy this morning was dry too.

She has had a couple of drinks today but not as much as usual.

Should I be concerned?

CarGirl Sat 01-Jan-11 16:24:18


SantosLHalper Sat 01-Jan-11 16:32:56

Yes, immediate medical attention needed.

Sirzy Sat 01-Jan-11 16:45:24

Yes, if she hasn't urinated all day I would at least take her to ooh or even a and e

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 01-Jan-11 16:56:54

She has just been for a wee and has had another drink.

Her wee was quite pale not distinctly yellow or orange so she isn't dehydrated.

She seems fine in herself and no temperature although a little grumpy.

I live a 45 minute drive from A+E and we don't drive and have nobody to take us.

TheVisitor Sat 01-Jan-11 16:57:47

She sounds very dehydrated. See if you can get her to drink lots and frequently - a sports bottle is good for this and get medical advice. Our of hours doctor may be good.

CarGirl Sat 01-Jan-11 16:58:33

Monitor it very closey, it's really not normal. Have you got the antibiotic leaflet - check what it says about side affects just in case there is a link.

Kirk1 Sat 01-Jan-11 16:58:35

Call NHS direct. They will be able to tell you i fhtere's a problem you need to call a doctor or an ambulance for. That's what they're there for!

TheVisitor Sat 01-Jan-11 17:04:56

Just keep an eye then, and make sure her fluid levels stay topped up.

usualsuspect Sat 01-Jan-11 17:07:40

Give her ice lollies if she doesn't want to drink much ...

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 01-Jan-11 17:08:12

ok if she doesn't go again before her bath at 7 then I will call OOH or NHS direct. Just made her a big bottle of water in the posh bottle I use for the gym, she likes that.

Bowel movements are fine.

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 01-Jan-11 17:08:56

usual suspect thats a good idea, shame i dont have any. Off to sainsburys i go!

Littlefish Sat 01-Jan-11 17:17:11

My GP recommended jelly and ice lollies as good sourcees of liquid. Dd took the GP at her word and refused to eat anything else for 24 hours grin

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 01-Jan-11 17:22:41

grin littlefish

I keep asking her if she wants a drink all I get is "nope not thirsty" She didn't want any dinner so she just has some toast and a banana.

I really hope she goes for another wee soon.

Why do kids time illnesses on bank hols grin

LilRedWG Sat 01-Jan-11 17:25:44

I would call OOH or NHSDirect now. Such a small amount of urination is not healthy.

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 01-Jan-11 17:38:17

I have requested a call back on NHS Direct. I tried calling and it said a 2 hour hold time on the phone so I though the call back would be better. It said we get priority as it is for a toddler.

i will let you know what they say.

Thanks for your help

SantosLHalper Sat 01-Jan-11 18:50:55

If she has had a wee then thats ok. If she hasn't at all, then casualty ASAP. If she has had a wee, then she needs to increase fluids.

PixieOnaLeaf Sat 01-Jan-11 18:57:42

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ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 01-Jan-11 19:18:47

She has been again since I last posted. I don't think there is any discomfort when she is weeing although she can't really tell me properly.

We played a game where she got a big bounce if she had a drink and I got a whole cup through her.

No call back yet.

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sun 02-Jan-11 18:53:24

Just to update.

NHS never rang me back.

She went to bed having had 3 wees all day (that's including the ones I mentioned on here)

There was a wee or two in her nappy this morning and we have been pumping fluids through all day and she has been going as normal. Relief.

will keep a close eye on her over the next couple of days though.

Thanks for all your advice yesterday.

CarGirl Sun 02-Jan-11 19:53:24

Good news that she is now weeing more frequently/normally.

LilRedWG Sun 02-Jan-11 21:55:38

Glad she's on the mend.

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