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Should we be worried / things to look out for?

(7 Posts)
TerrysNo3 Mon 08-Dec-14 10:36:45

DD, who was 3 last month has been ill for the past week with a bad cough. She's had the cough for a few weeks but it has gotten worse. A few times she has coughed so much its made her sick. She's also had intermittent temps.

I took her to the docs on Wednesday and he checked her over saying it was just a virus.

She refuses to have calpol/nurofen/hot drinks/food, although she is drinking lots of water and ate one slice of toast on Thursday, Saturday and yesterday. On Friday she ate a roll but promptly puked it all up again.

She is also sleeping loads, on Friday she slept for 19 out of 24 hours and on Saturday she slept/dozed all day. Now she has been asleep since 4pm yesterday (she has woken briefly for a drink or to be tucked back in at 1am and 4am) but DH and I have been trying to wake her up since 7.30am but she just screams at us and whacks us until we turn the light off and leave the room.

Of course I am worried but what should I do? sad I really feel like the GPs just brush this off. And is there anything I should be looking out for?


CMOTDibbler Mon 08-Dec-14 10:39:43

I think that you should get her seen urgently tbh - sleeping for 18 hours isn't normal even for a viral child, and the screaming would worry me

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Mon 08-Dec-14 10:40:50

I would take her to A&E tbh

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 08-Dec-14 10:42:25

I think a visit to walk in centre or A+E is justified here.

EdwiniasRevenge Mon 08-Dec-14 10:45:20

Ive had a DD that slept thar much when il- she wasn't taking on board any energy to fuel her being awake. But she was rousable and woke frequently throughout.

However, this is different. The length of time since she was properly awake is too long.

Quangle Mon 08-Dec-14 10:59:36

Yes just go. Sorry to just repeat what's already been said but I think she merits a full examination at this point.

TerrysNo3 Mon 08-Dec-14 11:08:17

OK thanks, I have phoned the docs so I will see what they say, she seemed to be getting better yesterday so I am at work 90 minutes away and feel so powerless right now. sad DH is with her and said she isn't hot and seems ok but just grumbly and wants to sleep.

Doc should be phoning me in the next 15 mins and if I'm not happy then I will get DH to take her in.

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