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Very very sleepy toddler. 21 months

(21 Posts)
PeppaPigStinks Tue 16-Apr-13 13:57:28

I'm just after some advice- dd has been poorly since Saturday

Sat: she was sick at 6pm on and off until 2 am. At this point she said she was thirsty so had a drink but was Sick everytime. So when she fell asleep I gave her a syringe every ten mins of 5 ml for about 2.5 hours.
No temp only when sh was Sick

Sunday- she woke at ten then went down hill. Was no longer sick but legs, hands and lips went blue.
At this point she was v lethargic, unenthusiastic and vv sleepy
Took her to OOH dr who said watch her. Any concerns bring her back. Slightly high temp bit all other obs ok.

Took her home- she slept for ages so I tried to wake her. She was still groggy but had some milk. Was Sick after that and had a temp so took her back to OOH DR.
New dr diagnosed ear infection and anti biotics.

Sun eve- still very sleepy.

Monday - slept all day. Not interested in milk or water. Awake for no longer than 30 mins and by the eve was very weak.
She is very 'not with it'. Easily drifts off to sleep
Took her to dr. She was happy with temp, all other obs ie heart rate, lungs etc.
now she has diarrhoea due to anti biotics. No more sickness.

Mon night- slept all night. A first! I'd be over the moon if it wasn't for the circumstances.

Today she woke about 8. Took a small bottle of milk but fell asleep again after an hour. Still v not with it and lethargic.

Am I being pfb or right to be worried about the tiredness and sleepiness. I don't think she has banged her head.

Is it worth calling the dr again or is she sleeping off the ear infection.

narmada Tue 16-Apr-13 14:03:46

No I think you are right to be concerned. Skip GP and take to a and e for a once-over.

PeppaPigStinks Tue 16-Apr-13 14:04:03

Sorry if its long and full of stupid iPhone typos! I'm in work (DH is at home with dd).

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Tue 16-Apr-13 14:04:37

I don't want to alarm you but after all the dr appointments and OOH visits and she's still not right I'd go straight to A&E. It's always better to be on the safe side and the staff will be supportive and understanding. It's been quite a long time since she got ill, I'd expect her to have perked up by now. It's probably a virus or something but I'd never take a chance.

Good luck, thinking of you all xx

takeaway2 Tue 16-Apr-13 14:04:55

go to the hospital asap.

MandragoraWurzelstock Tue 16-Apr-13 14:05:59

I'd be concerned too. Dehydration can contribute to sleepiness but that in itself warrants being seen fairly quickly.

Does she still have a fever?

purplewithred Tue 16-Apr-13 14:06:43

I don't know. If you are worried then call the doctor again. I know I would be worried if she was going downhill but maybe not so worried with the sleepyness as long as she is rousable and nothing else is changing. But that's me and I'm not there. So call the surgery and let the experts guide you.

PeppaPigStinks Tue 16-Apr-13 14:07:32

No fever has dropped.

PeppaPigStinks Tue 16-Apr-13 14:08:03

No fever has dropped. Thanks for your quick replies.
She has had some milk yesterday an some water as well which I forgot to put.

LoveSewingBee Tue 16-Apr-13 14:11:33

If you think there is something wrong still, I would take her to A&E. They can do a blood test, check breathing, etc. etc.

Best to follow your own instincts and not to rely on others (including GP).

silverangel Tue 16-Apr-13 14:13:38

I agree with the others, seems exceptionally sleepy, they usually pick up for a bit with calpol / nurofen. Does she respond if you try and rouse her?

LazyMonkeyButler Tue 16-Apr-13 14:46:18

I would definitely take her to A&E, to be on the safe side. Her fever has probably dropped because of the Calpol but it doesn't mean that it wouldn't rise again without Calpol.

Extreme sleepiness is always something to get checked out.

PeppaPigStinks Tue 16-Apr-13 15:24:12

DH is at a and e - I'm on my way usin our local shit bus service.
Thanks everyone.

silverangel Tue 16-Apr-13 15:56:58

Peppa, hope she's ok

Sirzy Tue 16-Apr-13 15:58:05

hope she is ok

BeaWheesht Tue 16-Apr-13 18:13:00

Hope she's ok

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Tue 16-Apr-13 18:36:59

Do update us if you can. Hope all is well. Hugs x

SarahJinx Tue 16-Apr-13 20:36:02

I don't want to alarm either but a friends little boy has had v similar symptoms to that for over a week, sickness, temperature, lethargic and eventually pretty unresponsive, doctors and ooh four times in five days and was eventually admitted after making a fuss when he stopped responding (whilst awake) . Diagnosed with meningitis following a lumbar puncture that night. He'd been poorly for ten days at that point and docs assumed viral, turns out its one of the bacterial strains. He's doing pretty well now, but it didn't happen in the assumed way and they were lucky. Anyway, hope he's ok.

JollyPurpleGiant Tue 16-Apr-13 20:37:07

Hope she's okay op.

PeppaPigStinks Tue 16-Apr-13 20:40:13

Hi - we are back. DH bought formula milk earlier which she had at the hospital and she found my kit Kat for lunch which she had a few bites of and perked right up! Typical smile

When we got there her blood sugar was low and she had some keytones but they didn't seem to worried.

She now won't go to bed and is happily playing on the floor.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and advice.

RandomMess Tue 16-Apr-13 20:41:14

glad she seems to be improving!

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