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Anyone else's DC got this bug that seems to be going around?

(15 Posts)
SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Sat 29-Dec-12 14:45:14

My DS started getting a bit better on day 5, relapsed a bit but was a lot better by the end of day 6. Even 10 days later, I'd say he's still not eating properly (tastebuds seem to have gone a bit funny) and his energy levels are still improving. I was contemplating whether it may have been proper flu. A friend has caught it from his daughter and he's been in bed with it for 5 days - so quite possibly proper flu I think. Hope DD is better soon. It's horrid when they are poorly isn't it?

Bearfrills Sat 29-Dec-12 14:39:00

We're in day four and she's still no better, poor little thing. She just wants to sleep, she went to bed at 7pm last night, slept until 10:30am this morning and fell asleep again half an hour ago. When she's awake she just wants to cling and is whiney in a just can't be bothered way - everything is setting her off, even talking to her sets her off.

Her temperature is down a bit, still hot but not baking hot and she will eat little bits (although 'little bits' really means little, she's had a small banana today and that's it), she's had a half-hearted prod of her toys too. Taking these as good signs that she'll hopefully start to get better soon.

staverton Thu 27-Dec-12 12:38:18

Yep had it here. I think it's full blown flu which is nasty. The vomiting was with the temp rather than a vomiting bug. It lasted about 4 days.
Get well soon

Bearfrills Thu 27-Dec-12 12:36:44

Colon!? Bloody phone!!! blush soon. I meant soon.

Bearfrills Thu 27-Dec-12 12:36:18

We've been to the docs today, we've been given huge bottles of ibuprofen and paracetamol and DD can have nearly twice what it says on the bottle as I can now dose by weight rather than age.

She finally fell asleep around 3am then woke at 6am and got into my bed where she slept until 9am which is unheard of - she never, ever settles in my bed. She was hot and shivery when she woke.

Still won't eat but is drinking.

GP has told us if she gets any worse to either go back there or go to OOH if it's after 5pm and to trust our instincts if anything seems not quite right.

Thanks for all the advice smile and I hope your little one feels better colon Vito

VitoCorleone Thu 27-Dec-12 07:33:02

Yep my 4 year old came down with it day before christmas eve, his christmas day was spent lying on the sofa, not interested in food (not even cake) wasnt interested in his presents, was red hot and having night terrors throughout the night. Also coughing up alot of phlegm.

Boxing day evening he finally started to liven up a bit.

Now my 8 month old has it and i havent had any sleep at all last night, he slept for about 45 mins then was up. He's cried ALL NIGHT, brought him downstairs at 4am and he slept for about half an hour, and has not stopped crying for more than 10 mins since.

He threw up everything he ate last night before bed so ive just been giving him water throughout the night.

He looks absolutley exhausted, but he will nod off for a couple of minutes then start crying again.

Im going to take him to the docs today as im getting worried.

Bearfrills Thu 27-Dec-12 00:24:42

We've got Calpol and Nurofen in the cupboard, going to set an alarm to give her some in a few hours.

I've checked her and she feels a bit cooler, still warm but not roasting, and she was twisting so I've put a lightweight grobag on her and she's settled again.

DH asleep. Just me and my book it is then.

HelpOneAnother Thu 27-Dec-12 00:22:00

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redwellybluewelly Thu 27-Dec-12 00:13:43

And yes. It's not the temperature that causes the fit but the speed of the temperature increase. DD has had a temp
of 40 and been ok but 38.5 caused a seizure another time.

Bearfrills Thu 27-Dec-12 00:12:16

I was thinking of squishing in with DS (who loves any excuse to co-sleep) so I could keep an eye on her.

GP tomorrow!

redwellybluewelly Thu 27-Dec-12 00:11:49

Nurofen is much more effective at bringing down high temps. My DD has severe febrile seizures and so we always use both paracetamol and ibuprofen

Keep her cool and cool the air around her, no tepid baths. If it were me I'd Gove up on sleep and simple send DH to sofa and being her into the double or hole up on the sofa for the night.

Remember to trust your instinct and ring ooh or nhs dirwct if she gets worse.

BeaWheesht Thu 27-Dec-12 00:09:30

Id sleep on the floor in her room tbh.

Afaik febrile convulsions aren't caused by a fever going especially high but rather the rate at which it rises so it's good she's had calpol but also make sure she doesn't get too chilled so she shivers and raises her temperature.

Bearfrills Thu 27-Dec-12 00:06:47

She's in her bed in her shared room with 3yo DS. I can't put in her our bed as DH's asthma is playing up so he's all over the place. Plus she won't co-sleep, when we've tried in the past she just gets cross and tosses about until she's back in her own bed where she promptly curls up in a tight little ball squished as far into the corner as possible, little odd child smile

I think she's asleep although she's whimpery and restless sad

TheOriginalNutcracker Wed 26-Dec-12 23:58:37

Is she in bed with you or her own bed ??

Tbh i'd put her in with you if she's not already.

Hope she's better soon.

Bearfrills Wed 26-Dec-12 23:55:49

16mo DD came down poorly earlier today. She's hot to touch, has a can't-be-bothered look on her face (heavy eyes, pouty mouth), a mild cough, off her food, whingy, won't/can't sleep, and been sick 2-3 times although not violently and not a lot (more of a spit up than a being sick, like newborn posseting).

I've given her Calpol, her last dose was 7pm and she just had another at 11:30. I've put her to bed in a PJ top and a nappy, no blankets or pants, to try cool her down (when she last had a temperature that went too high she had a febrile convulsion).

She's one of those people who takes any sort of bug hard and has been in hospital a few times with relatively common illnesses (bronchiolitis and UTI) that seemed to just hit her like a tonne of bricks so I'm a bit worried she's going to take this hard too.

DH is asleep and I'm lying awake listening for her in case she either has a fit or is sick or cools downand feels too cold in just a top and her nappy.

Feel free to tell me to get a grip smile

Has your DC had this bug? How long before they felt better and what, if anything, helped?

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