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Poorly on holiday

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Courts10 Fri 17-Jul-15 20:40:21

Hi. My husband and I are on our honeymoon in malta along with our 11 month lg. we arrived Tuesday and since we have been here my lg is really under the weather. She was really sleepy and not eating when we arrived, thought it was to do with travelling as seemed to perk up Wednesday. But yesterday she slept most of the day and had a fever of 39• which was not dropping with calpol, we ended up calling the doctor out who said there was nothing visibly wrong with her it's probably just a virus. Today same again but has been sick this afternoon. She is completely off her food and drink we are trying our hardest to keep her hydrated. She was exposed to chicken pox (Friday 10th) at our wedding but had all blisters and mainly scabbed. Could her illness be the sign that pox are on there way?
Any help would be grateful - chicken pox - illness abroad - getting her to eat/drink etc

LIZS Fri 17-Jul-15 20:43:51

It would be rather too soon for her to develop cp - 10 -21 days is more typical. Concentrate on fluids, maybe an ice lolly, chilled water in sips, fruit. Many kids are out of sorts away from home in the heat.

girliefriend Fri 17-Jul-15 20:52:29

Doesn't sound like chicken pox tbh, did the dr check her ears, throat, glands etc? Is she peeing/pooing o.kay?

It sounds like she has picked up a bug which is just really bad timing, keep offering fluids milk or water but don't worry too much about food. Keep topped up with calpol and ibrufen.

Hope she feels better soon (not the best way to spend your honeymoon!!)

Courts10 Fri 17-Jul-15 21:12:13

I did think chicken pox was normally 2 weeks after but never can be too sure babies always surprise you, she hasn't pood since being her until today, which isn't normal for her but put that down to change in environment. The doc checked breathing, ears, throat & skin for any rashes. She told us to keep the air con on 20 so that her body doesn't go from one extreme to the other although today we have spent the day in the room. I just cant seem to drop her temp. Her body feels cold and but her head is on fire & she is clammy. Her nappies haven't been very wet but guessing if she isn't drinking much they wouldn't be. Her skin isn't dry, eyes and front spot aren't sunken which are signs of dehydration so thinks she is getting what she need water wise. Tonight she managed 4oz of milk (normally 8) so at least she has had something

girliefriend Fri 17-Jul-15 21:30:12

Oh dear sounds stressful sad my dd always managed to be ill when we went anywhere! I would just keep a close eye and hopefully the fever will break in the next day or so.

Also you may want to try her with some foods/drinks that you wouldn't normally i.e. crisps, squash, sweet stuff etc just to encourage her to have something.

TheBakeryQueen Fri 17-Jul-15 21:41:48

Trust your instinct & call the doctor out again if you're still worried.

girliefriend Sat 18-Jul-15 18:31:37

How is it going? Hope she is feeling better?

Courts10 Sat 18-Jul-15 21:03:57

Went back to the doctor this morning as she woke with a red spotty rash all over her body, today has been her worst day so far so hoping that it's going to be on the incline tomorrow and she will start to feel better. She has antibiotics to help her drop her fever as still 39•. I managed to get her to drink about 7oz of juice (that's all day thou hmm) and she had a couple spoons of chocolate cake not what I would usual give her but atleast she has some sugar in her body. She seemed like she wanted to play this evening so we had about 20 mins play then she got to tired and we chilled out on the bed until she feel asleep. I just hate being away when they are ill and everything is so different for them. Atleast we will have something to tell her when she is older, maybe me and Hubby can take another honeymoon when she is 18! Thank-you for asking smile

girliefriend Sat 18-Jul-15 21:45:46

Oh bless her, yes it is awful when they are ill and you are away from home. I have had it with my dd a few times and it is stressful! The rash sounds viral but I think once the rash comes out that normally signals that the body has found a way to respond to it iyswim?

Yy to relaxing the rules on what she normally eats and drinks anything is better than nothing imo.

Hope tomos is a better day smile

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