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DS still asleep, what to do?

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ClutchingPearls Wed 02-Jan-13 13:18:09

DS is 15 months, been generally a bit grumpy for a week. Last night he was especially grumpy so calpol'ed him at put him to bed, he had a slight temperature. He hasnt woken since.

Waiting for an "urgent" call from GP nurse which will be this afternoon or possibly this evening.

Nothing specific, slight temp, was occasionally pulling at ears, decreased appetite. But he's completely un rousable, changed nappy with DD1 and 2 in the room jumping about and he just slept. He obviously is responsive because I've got a few oz of water into him and nurophen in him. But I cant wake him any more than that. So he's been asleep for 17 hours looks poorly but not collapsed. Occasional small cry but by the time I've got to his door he's asleep again.

So MNers should I call the GPs again, NHS direct or am I just wittling about nothing and let him sleep it off. DD2 has complex medical needs and I'm always on the ball with her getting her seen as appropriate. But a normal "abit unwell and sleeping child" has completely thrown me.

countingdown Wed 06-Feb-13 23:23:25


strawberrypenguin Thu 07-Feb-13 06:40:51

Brilliant news clutching hope his first night at home went well smile

pepperrabbit Thu 07-Feb-13 10:13:20

Such good news, I hope you had a settled night at home.

Banderchang Thu 07-Feb-13 13:29:36

Wonderful news, so glad he's on the mend

Nosleeptillgodknowswhen Sat 09-Feb-13 21:20:11

So glad to see you are home and through the worst. Hope you are settled back in at home and miniclutching gets better even quicker now he's home with you.

Bicnod Sat 09-Feb-13 21:26:43

Wonderful news, I'm so pleased he's coming home xxx

pinkbraces Sat 09-Feb-13 21:29:02

Clutching, I'm so happy for you and your family. I have been thinking of you often and it's brilliant to hear you have your gorgeous baby home.

marthamydear Sun 10-Feb-13 23:51:06

Fantastic news. Brilliant to hear he is on the mend and home again!

After such a scary start to 2013 - Wishing you and your family a less eventful and worrying rest of the year.

strawberrypenguin Sat 16-Feb-13 15:25:53

Hi clutching just popping by to say I hope DS is properly settled at home now and continuing to improve x

redwellybluewelly Sat 16-Feb-13 22:34:13

Lost the thread but so so pleased mini clutching is home, I hope you all have a chance to get back to the usual family chaos as soon as possible.

And slow and steady wins the race, if uour DS is motivated to regain his skills then you've come a long long way already x

DollySisterDoesntLikeHerDiet Thu 21-Feb-13 18:46:44

Thinking of you often. Hope mini clutching is still making steady progress and that you and all your dc are doing well. X

NotAQueef Sat 23-Feb-13 23:32:53

Hi clutching - how is mini clutching doing now? Hope he is recovering well

TimidLivid Sun 24-Feb-13 23:45:51

Hello Cluthing I saw you on the awful thread on aIBU. Hope your baby is doing okay and you are getting through alright, I saw this trhead fromt he beginning and was thinking about you and your little baby

TimidLivid Sun 24-Feb-13 23:46:13

Clutching not cluthing

VeetorWax Mon 25-Feb-13 00:02:00

I was thinking about this just this evening. So glad it had a happy ending. I went from worried to terrified to crying at home on my own and now relief. Well done to you OP and MiniClutching and all your family and friends who have supported you. I think it's also so amazing to witness just how important a resource and friendship / support network MN is. Yes there's bitching and flaming but on this thread we have seen MNers help a mothe and family through a terrifying and draining time. Without it the outcome could have been so different. Well done one and all! xxx

5madthings Sat 09-Mar-13 15:05:21

I lost this from threads i am on. So glad he is doing well and able to go home, i hope his recovery is continuing well, much love to you all xxx

MrsCosmopilite Sat 09-Mar-13 15:06:38

I lost this thread too! Glad that you're all home now, and hope DS continues to improve.

Astelia Sat 09-Mar-13 17:18:54

Another one who lost the thread. So glad to hear DS is home. Thinking of you all xx

LonelyLinda Sat 09-Mar-13 17:25:36

Blimey, forgive me for going off thread a little, but I was advised by a GP to let my children catch chicken pox on purpose so that they got it over and done with.

I came on here asking for advice and was advised by very helpful mumsnetters to do no such thing for fear of rare but possible complications!

Your story OP has completely proved this theory! I am soooo pleased that your DS is now home and recovering steadily and I pray that he continues to do so.

namechangea Mon 25-Mar-13 18:18:36

Clutching You popped in my head today and just wondered how your little soldier is getting on? Hope all is well.

HildaOgden Thu 28-Mar-13 20:29:17

Clutching,how is your little boy now?I hope he's getting on well x

Ducklings45 Wed 03-Apr-13 12:48:28

Hope he is well too smile

ClutchingPearls Sat 06-Apr-13 22:18:41

Hi all, sorry I've not been back.

Just wanted to update, DS spoke for the first time todaysmile . I have noone else to tell but I am so happy, sat in his room and he made a "Dra" sound no idea what he wanted or what he ment but its his first sound since it all happened. He hasn't been crying so its the first murmur I've had since January.

He has some issues with fine motor and balance at the moment but we are hoping it will all improve. He still has a feeding tube as hasn't been able to take food normally yet. He's been assessed as being at 6-9months developmentally. So along way to go but he's had no set backs since being home and seems content.

Girls have been fantastic, they have been really positive and say things like, "Its nice he's a baby again, now we can teach him to walk again"

I'm having to sleep in his room because of his not crying and my paranoia but I'm just going through the newborn days again. Only difference is that he's a lot heavier and not holding his own weight means alot more with an 18month old rather than an 8 pounder.

But I'm planning a holiday for us all in the october half term so that's our aim to get DS moving and off the feeding tube for then. God do we need a holiday, only to the seaside but Its definately what we need and its great to have a focus again. Also stops it all feeling never-ending.

Just thought I would put this on the thread in case anyone pops back. Just had another read through and its upsetting but amazing as well that posters can support me through it all and drag us out the other end, god knows what I would have done without this thread and MN.

zipzap Sat 06-Apr-13 23:01:32

So glad to hear the news! And it's great that you came back to share on MN as you sound lik you have so much on your plate. Was wondering how you were all getting on just the other week.

Fingers crossed that the improvement continues now and turns from little steps to leaps and bounds and that you all manage to have a great holiday in October.

And roll on that first cry - if it doesn't sound wrong to be wishing your ds cries soon -but I can imagine that no crying at all must be very scary in your situation, so knowing that he can cry if needed would be a great relief...

zipzap Sat 06-Apr-13 23:08:30

Oh and a grin thanks wine [un mumsnetty hugs] for you too, to celebrate this big step and gird you up for the next part of the journey...

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