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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

MakeTeaNotWar Tue 12-Feb-13 10:39:13

Thanks again for all the support, it's a lonely time waiting for updates on a poorly child. The good news is she is so much better this morning though temperature still a bit high so we are having a duvet day of cbeebies and Calpol.

I hope those whose LOs have experienced mentions, pneumonia and worse are all 100% again now

oricella Tue 12-Feb-13 09:10:54

That's good news; hope she's feeling better today

Didn't want to say upthread, having encountered meningitis in DD2, those symptoms would have had me rush straight to A&E. I know the statistics generally work in your favour, but if your child is the one out of how many thousands they become irrelevant. The vaccinations cover a number of strains, but are a long way of providing protection against all forms. I'd urge everbody to have a quick refresh of the menigitis symptoms and remember thay they don't all appear at the same time.

Even now, keep a close eye - it can be hard to catch and there are too many stories of children being sent home over a period of days before meningitis is finally diagnosed

Itchywoolyjumper Tue 12-Feb-13 08:31:16

No problem, MakeTea, so glad she doesn't have meningitis. I'm a big worrier so those are the kind of things that keep me sane too. Hope DD gets well soon.

butterfingerz Mon 11-Feb-13 22:47:10

I read your post and thought norovirus, one of the main symptoms is forceful vomiting (almost projectile), but you also get flu like symptoms so a fever, aches and pains are entirely possible.

We all had it last august (very contagious), my dd wasn't too bad, I and my dp were sick as dogs and my 1yr old ds fared best I think as he was still breastfed. It's really horrible but thankfully short lived - 24/48 hrs.

Keep a close eye on her and trust your instincts.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 11-Feb-13 21:48:22

That's good news, hope you all get a quiet night.

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 11-Feb-13 21:43:54

Thanks so much for all the support, they are back now. Doctors weren't sure (but not meningitis thankfully!) so instructions are rest, fluids and Calpol until it runs its course. Fingers crossed it clears up soon and leaves DS alone

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 11-Feb-13 20:14:50

Thanks itchy that's given me some perspective. They are still waiting to be seen, DH says she threw up again in the taxi and again in the waiting room

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.

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

Hope she gets seen quick and you get some reassurance

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

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

Hope all is well.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holding hands here too.

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

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

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

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

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!

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.

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