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bad throat and appointment for 10:20 tonight! what would you do?

(9 Posts)
Judgeaway Sat 04-Jun-16 18:47:18

So ds1 8yrs has a really sore throat it is full of red spots and green pus on his right tonsils, so looking like tonsillitis.

So I rang 111 who said he needs to be seen with in the next 6 hours and have booked me a out of hours appointment at the hospital for 10:20 tonight.

So here's the problem I have ds2 who is 4 and autistic, nobody to look after him and dh works away, do you think it would be really bad if I cancelled the appointment and re booked one tomorrow?

ktmummy1 Sun 05-Jun-16 07:49:35

What did you end up doing? I think it'd depend how much pain your 8yo was in...

Judgeaway Sun 05-Jun-16 09:27:34

I ended up re arranging the appointment at out of hours for 8:30 this morning.
Now sat in children's ward waiting for a specialist to have a look because the gp was concerned.
So I'm feeling guilty now sad

FIS2016 Sun 05-Jun-16 09:28:43

Oh no! Hope he is ok. How is he in himself?

ScarlettDarling Sun 05-Jun-16 09:29:18

Don't feel guilty, being a mum means making judgement calls, some of which are really tricky.

Let us know how your ds gets on.

Judgeaway Sun 05-Jun-16 09:51:53

He seems ok within himself just headache and sore throat with these spots.
Just seen doctor who did swabs said he thinks it's viral so we can go home, but is giving Ds 48hr open access to the ward

FIS2016 Sun 05-Jun-16 17:30:41

Glad he's ok. Did the gp say why he was concerned? Hope it all comes back ok

Judgeaway Sun 05-Jun-16 18:44:38

He was concerned because he'd never seen spots like that in a mouth and was worried it may be meningitis! I knew this was a over reaction but was really annoyed he mentioned it infront of Ds angry.
Well Ds is still not back to himself but not any worse

Judgeaway Sun 05-Jun-16 18:46:17

Sorry ment to say thank you for asking flowers.
Here is a picture of the spots he was concerned over. Not a very good picture though.

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