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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.

SilverAndSparklyKat Wed 02-Jan-13 14:03:38

Keeping everything crossed for you OP, hope he's ok x

dontmixthecolours Wed 02-Jan-13 14:05:58

Hope he's ok

gobblegobs Wed 02-Jan-13 14:06:37

Good luck! Hope it turns out well!

DollySisterMadeNoResolutions Wed 02-Jan-13 14:06:57

Thinking of you. Hope it turns out to be 'just a virus' and he makes a swift recovery. Also, when it's over and the dust has settled I'd be contacting the gp. You spoke to someone twice, they took your details but were too busy to get a nurse or doctor to see you. Fair enough, but with the symptoms you described someone should have advised 999 or 111. It's worrying that they didn't and perhaps this needs bringing to their attention so staff can be retained.

BartletForTeamGB Wed 02-Jan-13 14:07:11

Gosh, I think people here are so often far too cautious but I am so, so relieved that I got the last page and you'd called an ambulance. I hope this in retrospect turns out to be an overreaction and nothing serious, but in this sort of case, it is an emergency. Hope he is okay.

LaVitaBellissima Wed 02-Jan-13 14:08:36

Hope he's ok, sending best wishes to you

tunnocksteacake Wed 02-Jan-13 14:09:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BartletForTeamGB Wed 02-Jan-13 14:09:19

I don't often suggest complaining about doctors (I am one so can often see where they are coming from even if the MN collective doesn't), but I'd second dollysister. This sort of call firstly should NOT be left to a triage nurse and should have been dealt with by a doctor and secondly, you should have been advised to seek immediate medical help.

weegiemum Wed 02-Jan-13 14:10:02

Glad you've called. It is probably just a virus but you can't take any chances.

Hope he's ok. We're thinking of you.

timidviper Wed 02-Jan-13 14:10:22

Hope he is ok OP. Will be thinking of you.

When you are through this I also think you must take the surgery to task over this. You have an unrousable child and they have kept you waiting. Absolutely unacceptable.

UC Wed 02-Jan-13 14:12:03

Thank goodness. I hope he's ok OP.

Maryz Wed 02-Jan-13 14:12:14

Good luck.

Gillyweed001 Wed 02-Jan-13 14:12:46

Hope everything is OK, OP

ShhBoom Wed 02-Jan-13 14:24:39

Gosh, I hope he's okay OP & that's it's nothing serious. How worrying for you, I've got my fingers crossed.

AllYoursJingleBellbooshka Wed 02-Jan-13 14:25:07

Hope everything is alright, Clutching.

TheSecondComing Wed 02-Jan-13 14:29:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cakesonatrain Wed 02-Jan-13 14:30:41

Hope he is ok.

everybodysang Wed 02-Jan-13 14:43:02

how scary for you. Is there someone who can come and look after your DD for you? I hope you are all ok and he's just have a really, really, really good sleep to get over something.

orangepudding Wed 02-Jan-13 14:46:09

Am thinking about you and your son, hope he's okay.

Thinking of you. Hope all is ok x

FairyJen Wed 02-Jan-13 14:47:23

Everything is crossed for you x

LittleWhiteWolf Wed 02-Jan-13 14:51:39

Read this thread with my heart in my throat--so glad you called 999. Hope it turns out to be nothing, will keep my fingers crossed for you x

ALittleLemonTwist Wed 02-Jan-13 14:52:43

Fingers crossed OP

Medal Wed 02-Jan-13 14:54:32

Really hope he's ok.

SecretNutellaFix Wed 02-Jan-13 14:54:58

Hoping everything works out ok.

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