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My dd got out of bed and fell on the floor saying my legs do not work cue me

(28 Posts)
sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 08:13:41

picking her up trying not to worry , she has a really bad cold at the moment,sweating and a continuous cough.

She was ill two weeks ago for 5 days she just seems to be ill all the time,how can I help her get better.

I have run out of medicine but will do school run and grab some can anyone recommend anything she is 5.

Bunbaker Wed 06-Mar-13 22:19:03

How is your DD?

rockinhippy Wed 06-Mar-13 09:37:20

We had swine flu in the first flush of it hitting the UK, swabbed, quarantined etc, ironically my cousin & her same age DD who love in another part of the country also had it at practically the same time we did - both of our DDs had problems with legs, my cousins DD collapsed & couldn't walk meaning her DM carried her round to their GP in a panic.

Basically this can be a symptom of swine flu, but don't panic it's now down graded & not as serious a threat as first thought, TBH for us, the worst part was the quarantine p, which thankfully they no longer do - hope your DD is better soon

throckenholt Wed 06-Mar-13 08:10:03

I have read a number of threads of this kind thing after a virus - I think there was one earlier in the week. Usually it resolves itself without treatment - but worth checking with GP. I have never heard of it in real life.

I hope she is better soon.

ThreeBeeOneGee Wed 06-Mar-13 08:07:32

This happened to DS when he was 3. Turned out to be 'flu. Hope your DD feels better soon.

MyCatIsAStupidBastard Wed 06-Mar-13 07:59:18

My DD has just done a similar thing. We are just waiting to speak to our doc. Hope your DD is ok. OP

MarinaHantzis Tue 05-Mar-13 23:55:52

I would ring the doctor asap!

ChristineDaae Tue 05-Mar-13 23:54:20

Hope your daughter is ok!

Pozzled Tue 05-Mar-13 23:43:59

OP, just wondering how it went at the doctors today. Hope all is well and that it's nothing too serious.

gordonpym Tue 05-Mar-13 16:44:00

Thinking about you. How is she now?

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Mar-13 11:27:35

Hello everyone,

We're going to move this thread to Children's Health in just in moment, as we think it's the best place for it.

Hope your DD is ok sonotpretty! thanks

sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 09:59:08

Thanks to everyone who came back we are off to the doctor in a minute.

She has tried to stand up but her legs buckle she says they hurt,have given her medicine now as well.

HeadfirstForHalos Tue 05-Mar-13 09:56:17

I hope you get on okay at the docs. It may just be that she feels too weak and shaky to walk because of the cold, but definitely best to get it checked out smile

DeWe Tue 05-Mar-13 09:47:13

There's a virus that causes exactly that which is most common in children between the age of 5 and 10.
Whenever I've been to A&E in the morning there have always been at least one child in with that.
Hope she's okay.

HumphreyCobbler Tue 05-Mar-13 09:06:21

DD had irritable hip from a virus, they may want you to stay in so they can observe her. She was fine.

BikeRunSki Tue 05-Mar-13 08:43:12

I suspect she's weak and floppy from being poorly, but see a doc. DS had post viral arthritis too, at 18 months. We were in hospital for 9 days and was on abx for 4 weeks.

NoTimeForS Tue 05-Mar-13 08:33:25

DD had post viral arthritis and couldn't bear weight one time. We went to hospital.

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 08:30:53

you know how weak your legs feel when you are ill,t is probably that.
glad you have a doctors appointment.

fluids and rest and calpol

Pozzled Tue 05-Mar-13 08:30:38

Glad you've got a doctor's appointment. Is it both legs? Just have a quick look at her joints- check they're not swollen or red. My DD had a joint infection caused by a virus.

Rosa Tue 05-Mar-13 08:30:03

When she stands do her legs give way? Or are they hurting? Either way I would get her seen.

FancyPuffin Tue 05-Mar-13 08:24:54

Hope she's okay.

Agree it could be flu sad

JenaiMorris Tue 05-Mar-13 08:23:50

This happened to strapping, strong 12yo ds and it scared the bejesus out of me. It was flu and he recovered just fine, but it needs checking out.

Is the doctor coming to you or vice versa?

sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 08:18:47

Called a doctor they will see her at 10.30.

ChompieMum Tue 05-Mar-13 08:18:46

Yes go to doctor. Probably a virus - two of mine have had flu- like viruses which caused problems with legs but best to check

Flisspaps Tue 05-Mar-13 08:16:24

If she can't stand up, and isn't very well, you need to seek medical advice, not get more medicine in.

sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 08:16:01

She says she can not walk, she is on the sofa.

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