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when should I panic?

(17 Posts)
Whoami24601 Mon 22-Feb-16 10:28:59

10mo DS was at my parents this weekend. For one reason or another he didn't get many naps, so when we went to pick him up yesterday he was very sleep deprived! My dad gave him a bottle at about 4, which he projectile vomited everywhere. He did the same with his bedtime bottle at about 630. We put him to bed at 645. He woke up being sick at about 11. And now he's still asleep! So he's been asleep for 16 hours and counting with an empty stomach... Should I be panicking yet?

TheGreatSnafu Mon 22-Feb-16 10:32:01

Is he responsive/reflexive to you touching him?

Whoami24601 Mon 22-Feb-16 10:33:19

He stirs a bit when I open his door to check on him. That's a good sign, right?

TheGreatSnafu Mon 22-Feb-16 10:33:58

You don't need to panic unless he's not responsive. He may be a bit dehydrated but it happens quickly and can usually be remedied quickly.

TheGreatSnafu Mon 22-Feb-16 10:34:48

Yes, that's good. But any worries do take him to the GP.

If he has a wet nappy that's good too.

TheGreatSnafu Mon 22-Feb-16 10:35:27

Does he have a fever?

TheGreatSnafu Mon 22-Feb-16 10:36:30

PS I'm not a doctor, just trying to be reassuring.

ImperialBlether Mon 22-Feb-16 10:39:08

I would wake him up and see what he's like, OP.

Whoami24601 Mon 22-Feb-16 10:42:32

No fever I don't think. I don't have a thermometer any more as mine ran out of batteries a few weeks ago blush just about to check. I don't like to wake a sleeping baby!

Whoami24601 Mon 22-Feb-16 10:58:56

He's awake, but not interested in milk- he's had about 3oz (normally, for breakfast, he has 7oz + cereal!). He's not himself, he just seems really sad sad

TheGreatSnafu Mon 22-Feb-16 11:50:19

Did he have a wet nappy?

Hope he's perking up.

Whoami24601 Mon 22-Feb-16 12:04:19

Yeah he had a wet nappy. All good signs! Not perking up though. Still just really subdued.

ImperialBlether Mon 22-Feb-16 15:45:38

I would take him to the out of hours if I were you. It'll be a long night ahead otherwise.

AnotherTimeMaybe Mon 22-Feb-16 16:16:40

When we went to a&e for something similar they told me when he child is lethargic he must be seen

Good luck

Whoami24601 Mon 22-Feb-16 16:28:44

He keeps napping a bit, then perking up for a while, then crying and wanting to nap again! Not much milk (maybe 7oz in total all day) and no food. The thing is... I took him to the GP for something similar a few weeks ago, and they referred us to the local hospital, who treated me with disdain as he was clearly pretty fine by then!

Whoami24601 Mon 22-Feb-16 16:29:12

Oh and he hasn't been sick at all today.

amarmai Sat 27-Feb-16 00:12:43

disdain? how dare he! Forget about that idiot and take your child to get checked. Your dc is the important one not the dr.

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