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What is this bug going around?

(32 Posts)
Amrapaali Thu 06-Feb-14 19:44:24

Does anybody know? DD8 had a temperature of nearly 40 last weekend, it has slowly but steadily gone down. Still 38 deg C today. Very stuffed nose, lots of sniffles, red, watery eyes, a bit shivery.

Her teacher said there is something doing the rounds at school. Anyone know about this bug? Parents of school age children, help me please. I keep thinking it's just a cold and have so far not taken her to the Dr. Should I?

Amrapaali Thu 06-Feb-14 19:54:10


jnl0612 Thu 06-Feb-14 19:57:22

My dd is 20 months, has the exact same thing. Temp went up to 42 on Monday doctor said its the flu.
Poor babies
Hope yours gets better soon

Amrapaali Thu 06-Feb-14 20:02:17

Thanks muchly, jnl!!

So you reckon it might be the flu? Do I just have to wait it out then? How long do you reckon this will last?

Sorry for spattering you with questions.grin

I'm still taking her to the docs tomorrow.

Stressedtothehilt Thu 06-Feb-14 20:57:44

See my post askig about my dd2 age 4.6! Same thing!

Badvoc Thu 06-Feb-14 21:02:54

Ds2 is 5 and been off school for a week now sad
Cough, headache, red itchy eyes, runny nose...sound familiar?
He isn't eating either...sad

Yama Thu 06-Feb-14 21:07:30

Ds is 3. His symptoms are:

Sore throat
Occasional runny nose
Miserable but stoic

This is day 2. I just hope his big sister doesn't get it.

jnl0612 Thu 06-Feb-14 21:51:05

Dd is on day 4 and no better really
Doc said just to keep an eye on her temp and give calpol and nurofen together.
She's spreading it around, we all have it now

Badvoc Fri 07-Feb-14 07:20:22

If ds is no better by Monday I am taking him back to the gp.

Amrapaali Fri 07-Feb-14 11:35:24

Just back from the Dr. He thinks its a tummy bug and she is already on the mend.

When he asked, "Does your tummy hurt?" DD loudly declared, "yes, because I'm really hungry". The same girl who couldn' t stomach even two bites of toast in the morning. angry

Jnl, Badvoc, Yama and Stressed -the good news is no infection and no antibiotics. Just wait it out. I'm plying DD with yoghurt.

Thanks all.

Yama Sun 09-Feb-14 10:23:32

Ds keeps perking up and we think he is on the mend only for him to slump again.

Poor wee mite takes himself off to bed when he's really tired.

He's looking quite thin too.

Day 5. How is everyone else doing?

Badvoc Sun 09-Feb-14 10:34:18

I am taking back to dr tomorrow hmm
He says his chest hurts and his head feels hot.
Not really eating.
It's been 12 days now hmm

Yama Sun 09-Feb-14 10:38:52

Shit Badvoc, that's awful. Ill children are so stoical aren't they?

Day 12 though - must be worrying if he's not really eating. Hope the Doc is helpful tomorrow.

Badvoc Sun 09-Feb-14 10:41:25

I am worried, yes.
He does tend to get quite ill with viruses due to his asthma.

jnl0612 Sun 09-Feb-14 11:15:29

We are all still poorly DD's temp is still 39+ DH is really suffering and I'm not great,this is day 7

Amrapaali Sun 09-Feb-14 11:42:30

Day 9. DD is really tired and has been going to bed at 7:30. Which is unheard of.

I can see a hint of an appetite returning. Is it gastric flu, what our children have? What do you think?

Badvoc Sun 09-Feb-14 11:57:37

Jn...can I ask? Are the adult symptoms the same as your dcs?

Bellini12 Sun 09-Feb-14 14:52:21

My DD had this in the Christmas holidays (age 5). It lasted 5 days. Was thinking of taking her to the Dr then on the 6th day the temp disappeared and she was much better.

lilli30101968 Sun 09-Feb-14 15:02:59

My week been hell ! my 2 children all sick. Yes its going around my daughter sick since Tuesday off school sore troat , fever , red eyes, cough, tired just gave her calpol and cough medicine she is fine to go back tomorrow fingers cross.
Bug also going around my son since last week end vomiting, diarhea, tired off school for week , very weak lost a lot of weighttook him hospital Thursday for stays overnight for some drip. Don't know if he ll be fit to go back to school tomorrow . Anybody who can recommended some vitamin for him to take . thanks

Badvoc Sun 09-Feb-14 18:02:55

Lilli...I use floradix liquid for my kids.
Don't know what to do re ds.
He hasn't really had a temp despite saying he feels hot....

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sun 09-Feb-14 18:14:00

DD has this, she has been struggling through school but is much worst today and also has an upset tummy so no school tomorrow.

Yama Sun 09-Feb-14 18:37:39

Poor wee ds wanted to go to bed at 6pm. He had asked for pasta and then just couldn't bring himself to eat even a mouthful.

poocatcherchampion Sun 09-Feb-14 19:16:10

my two year old has had this for about 2 weeks. the baby is not much better. and now Ive got it.

doc said it was tonsillitis in the toddler, she could only tell me her cheek hurts. - throat?? my throat is agony and Ive got fever too so think it is tonsillitis amongst other things.

dd1 also had a horrid nettle type rash with it.

jnl0612 Sun 09-Feb-14 20:01:23

The adult version is pretty much the same as the kids, DH has been floored by it. I'm on day 4 temperature, awful sore throat, chesty cough and dizziness
Pretty nice hmm

crazykat Sun 09-Feb-14 20:04:57

I think my ds2 (15 months) has got the same thing. But it's hit him just after a very bad chest infection which took two weeks to clear and was almost admitted to hospital.

Just as his chest was getting better he started with really stuffy/runny nose, red eyes, pitiful crying, fever and the last two weeks his cough has come back. Thankfully the past few days he's started eating better and was taking milk throughout, albeit less than normal.

He's also given it to me and I've been asleep at 8.30 - 9pm for the last week. I feel dreadful, hot, shivery, everything aches, my head kills and it feels like I've been smacked in the face with a brick. It's been all I can do to get the older dcs to school before coming home and collapsing on the sofa. I haven't been this tired with so little energy since ds2 was a non-sleeping newborn.

I really hope it goes soon as I can't take much more of feeling like this. It looks like dd2 is starting to get it as well, I'm hoping its just a cold and not whatever this horrid bug is that ds2 and I have.

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