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Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

3 yr old just wants to sleep, has been asleep pretty much since Friday.

(25 Posts)
RubyrooUK Mon 28-Jan-13 21:34:05

So glad he is okay. Poor weepy boy. X

Lastyearsmodel Mon 28-Jan-13 19:46:30

So glad it's not serious. Hope he feels much better soon. x

raininginbaltimore Mon 28-Jan-13 19:37:43

They said viral, they have seen a lot of it. He is slightly better today, but still weepy.

Wincher Mon 28-Jan-13 11:02:54

Hope all is well today.

5madthings Mon 28-Jan-13 10:51:09

Hope all was OK and he is feeling better today xx

borednotboring Sun 27-Jan-13 17:53:31

Dd had a bug just like this, slept for about 4 days, not eating much, temp started on day 5. Took her to doc on day 7 who said virus, back to doc on day 8 when we had spiking temp, headache and aversion to light, this doc took it more seriously far more checks etc. DD is now on anti biotics as she said it was likely that there had been a virus that turned into an infection. She's now a lot better, but it took a long time. From having spoken to other people there is a nasty virus going round that just makes you want to sleep a lot

SillyBlueHat Sun 27-Jan-13 17:43:22

Dd had a virus a few weeks ago, no temp but didn't eat for a week and slept for 3 days. Always worth getting them to the drs at such a young age though

nextphase Sun 27-Jan-13 17:00:28

Hope you get seen quickly, and then told hes fine!
My w3 year old did this one weekend, and has now finally shifted the cough he's had for weeks. Hope its similar for you.

RubyrooUK Sun 27-Jan-13 16:37:08

Sorry for the cross-post OP - glad you are having him checked out.

RubyrooUK Sun 27-Jan-13 16:36:19

Please do get him checked out OP. The worst that can happen if he's fine is you've put your mind at rest. Doctors know how hard it can be to tell a virus from something serious in a small child.

When my toddler son was excessively sleepy, the doctor sent me straight to A&E where he was admitted, given a spinal tap and diagnosed with a serious infection that required a stay in hospital.

That was one time of the zillions of times he's visited the doctor with a genuine virus. So it isn't the most likely scenario. It can happen though.

It's worth getting checked anyway.

raininginbaltimore Sun 27-Jan-13 16:34:47

Hmm, one of the children at his childminder had chicken pox recently. The rash isn't meningitis, it looks more like a nettle sting if that makes sense. Our OOH is NHS Direct, you go through same switchboard.

Will take him to get checked out.

FancyPuffin Sun 27-Jan-13 16:29:16

Agree with the others. I would get him checked.

Hope all is fine.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 27-Jan-13 16:21:21

I would be taking him up to OOH personally. 3 days asleep at that age is very unusual IMO.

Hassled Sun 27-Jan-13 16:19:29

I agree you should get him checked out - and I'm really not one to rush to the doctor at the drop of a hat.

Lastyearsmodel Sun 27-Jan-13 16:16:30

Please ring ooh or take him.straight to a&e.

Recent thread about difficult to wake child was serious. Without wishing to alarm you, he had unusual presentation of chicken pox involving his brain. He is ok now I understand but op was v glad mners urged her to seek medical help.

5madthings Sun 27-Jan-13 16:10:58

You have done the glass test on the rash? If he seems worse oryou can't rouse him when he is asleep just go to a&e with him xx

RooneyMara Sun 27-Jan-13 16:10:25

what sort of rash - does it fade when pressed?

raininginbaltimore Sun 27-Jan-13 16:07:46

NHS direct say it sounds viral. He has developed a rash thi afternoon, although had been slightly more awake. They say it is probably a virus and if still concerned take him to GP tomorrow.

dikkertjedap Sun 27-Jan-13 12:46:39

In a way, it is a bit worrying that he hasn't got a temperature. If he had a temperature, you would suspect flu or another virus.

Having excluded carbon monoxide you will probably need to make an appointment with either your GP or take him to OOH or A&E to have him checked out. They probably need to measure his oxygen levels, take blood etc. So in a way going to A&E is the quicker route as your GP will have to refer you to a hospital to have blood test in a young child.

Important to get to the bottom of this though ...

ohmeohmy Sun 27-Jan-13 10:41:21

Definitely get him checked out. Recent thread on here had unrouseable child and it turned out to be serious. Dont delay.

raininginbaltimore Sun 27-Jan-13 10:03:05

We have carbon monoxide detector. I will ring them. I feel like they know me by name I run so much between him and dd!

5madthings Sun 27-Jan-13 09:54:48

I would also get him checked out, it may just a virus but best to be safe.

And yes to a carbon monoxide detector.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 27-Jan-13 09:53:03

I'd get him checked out to be honest. Call ooh and explain he's very difficult to rouse!! He's still only little and children can crash very quickly. It's great he's drinking but that's not normal.

Agree With above poster! Check your carbon monoxide detected if u have one and if u don't then get one!!!

BertieBotts Sun 27-Jan-13 09:48:31

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector?

raininginbaltimore Sun 27-Jan-13 09:47:49

DS has a cold, which usually doesn't really bother him. For weeks now he has been very weepy, crying very easily, but I just put it down to his age.

This week he has been so tired, asking to go to bed early etc. Yesterday he got up for an hour, then fell asleep on sofa for two hours. Woke up for 20 mins, thn asked to go to bed an slept the rest of the day. We kept checking on him, and it wa like trying to wake a teenager up.

He hasn't eaten anything, although been drinking juice. Same today. Doesn't want to get out of bed or eat anything. He's very weepy.

He doesn't have a temp. He was like this a little after Christmas with sleep (he isn't usually a sleeper!). Is it likely just a virus?

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