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DH has taken DD to out of ours doc

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MakeTeaNotWar Mon 11-Feb-13 18:47:30

She's 2.5 and threw up at noon and was listless, pale, no appetite for the rest of the day. Her temperature didn't improve with Calpol. DH came home to take her to the GP but she perked up when she sae him so we cancelled the appointment.

Then she lay on the floor and temperature was 39.5. 40 minutes after more Calpol, it was 40 degrees and she started throwing up lots even though she hasn't eaten today. She is whimpering and says her head hurts. DH has taken her by taxi to out of hours, I am home with 4 month old DS v anxious and terrified it's meningitis. Can kids still get it even though she's had all her routine jabs?

Please hold my hand

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 11-Feb-13 18:49:18

Hand holding that it's nothing more than the rotten bug that's doing the rounds.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Mon 11-Feb-13 18:51:12

holds hand

Really hope it's nothing too serious. The fact that she perked up earlier is a positive sign. Hope you get some news soon.

Pancakeflipper Mon 11-Feb-13 18:54:21

Holds another hand

My first thought was rotavirus. Vile and can be very very pleasant but most toddlers get it.

Hope you hear soon from your husband.

StaticSockMonster Mon 11-Feb-13 18:56:44

Seems like all your hands are held so I can offer to stoke your hair. Hope she feels better soon. You must be on pins.

BubblesAndBeans Mon 11-Feb-13 19:01:12

Not much experience with this kind of thing but here to hold your hand. Hope you hear from them soon

pinkpaperpiggy Mon 11-Feb-13 19:05:24

Handholding here too.

When dd2 was a baby, toddler dd1 was going through a bad time with asthma and I stayed at home with newborn several times while DH took dd1 to OOH. I know how nerve wracking it can be to sit and wait.

HazzleMcDazzle Mon 11-Feb-13 19:05:25

I've been in your position and it's horrible - thinking of you. For what it's worth, this is what my DS is like when he has tonsillitis, so fingers crossed it's nothing more than that. Hope your DD starts to feel better soon.

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 11-Feb-13 19:06:14

Thanks for the support guys, means a lot.

Crikey I'm a wreck and not normally an anxious person....the nefarious power of Dr Google! They've only just gone so hopefully they'll be seen soon. And also hope baby DS doesn't come down with any lurgies, I can't cope!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 11-Feb-13 19:12:07

Hopefully she'll be seen very quickly once she gets there.

lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 11-Feb-13 19:13:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

oricella Mon 11-Feb-13 19:14:57

hugs and handholding here too.. really hoping it isn't meningitis and that she gets seen soon

Newyearoldmum Mon 11-Feb-13 19:17:29

Thinking of you fingers crossed its just one if the horrid bugs that's going about. Dr google is my nemesis

starfishmummy Mon 11-Feb-13 19:18:52

Holding hands here too.

Itchywoolyjumper Mon 11-Feb-13 19:18:59

Dr Google should have been struck off years ago, he's crap. When its your wee one you can't help but think the worst but it is more likely to be some rotten virus that's doing the rounds rather than anything more sinister.
Its so hard not to worry though so I'll hold your hand too x

PureQuintessence Mon 11-Feb-13 19:20:33

How scary, but hopefully just a bug. (that you and your baby wont catch)

AmIGoingMad Mon 11-Feb-13 19:20:39

Hope you hear some positive news soon op. fingers crossed that its just one of those viruses that seem to keep going round. I'm sure it'll all be fine but as a parent it's natural to worry. Please try to step away from dr google though- it will drive you mad- I speak from experience x

notwoo Mon 11-Feb-13 19:22:57

It sounds very similar to a bug that my 2 seem to have at the moment-try not to worry

flamingtoaster Mon 11-Feb-13 19:23:00

Holds your hand ... I know what you are going through. My DD was in hospital several times when young with what turned out to be severe abdominal migraine (we only found out years later as it wasn't recognized at the time). They always tested her for meningitis as the symptoms were so similar in her case so hopefully in your DD's case it's just one of the very nasty viruses that are doing the rounds at the minute.

piemistress Mon 11-Feb-13 19:25:03

Another hand hold from me OP. Try to keep yourself busy and off google smile

BeaWheesht Mon 11-Feb-13 19:28:09

I was in your position a couple of years ago when ds had pneumonia - it was so horrible and I felt so torn between newborn dd and ill ds.

You're doing the right thing getting her seen - hope you get good news soon, fwiw it sounds very much like te horrendous bug we've all had here.

TreadOnTheCracks Mon 11-Feb-13 19:34:35

Hope all is well.

Itchywoolyjumper Mon 11-Feb-13 19:51:36

OP, I've done the Googling so you don't have to: the risk of meningitis in the general population appears to be about 1/400,000. From what I can see it looks as though its a bit higher in the under 5s but its still in the thousands to one category. Viral meningitis is milder than bacterial and bacterial can be treated successfully with antibiotics.
I'm still holding your hand and hoping for good news for you x

QOD Mon 11-Feb-13 19:54:28

Hope she gets seen quick and you get some reassurance

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Mon 11-Feb-13 20:08:09

Hazzle, my DD is like this with tonsillitis too. Nasty and horrid, but nothing to worry about. Hope you hear good news soon.

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