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Dd not well

(30 Posts)
soontobemrsmckeown Sun 12-Nov-17 18:50:16

She's got dark orange wee, complaining of tummy ache. She doesn't have a temp. She's drinking for england so not dehydrated. Phoned 111 and they have booked a appointment for her at emergency docs at the hospital at 10.20 today. Should I be prepared to stay over night for tests as she has a history of febrile convulsions and when she has tummy pain there's nothing I can give her at home as she cannot have Calpol as it sets her off being sick and ibuprofen irritates her tummy pain. She also refuses to take antibiotics and has to have them via a drip when she needs them. Any advice to avoid a over night stay with her.

nextstopChristmas Sun 12-Nov-17 19:12:43

No harm packing a bag - although whenever i think it will go that way we come home & when I don’t take a bag we stay!

nextstopChristmas Sun 12-Nov-17 19:13:25

Should have added - hope she is ok?

Does her breath smell funny at all? Like pear drops?

soontobemrsmckeown Sun 12-Nov-17 19:19:12

It doesn't smell of pear drops but does smell sweet if that makes sence

nextstopChristmas Sun 12-Nov-17 19:23:31

I am thinking about possible diabetes- but also could be urine infection, but would have thought a temperature is likely with that.

Just keep a close eye, if worries while waiting for appointment phone back -

How is she in herself?

QOD Sun 12-Nov-17 19:25:07

Pack a bag. Just in case
Hope it’s all nothing

Oliversmumsarmy Sun 12-Nov-17 19:27:25

My first thought was diabetes

Wolfiefan Sun 12-Nov-17 19:28:33

Any swelling?

Rachie1986 Sun 12-Nov-17 19:29:20

No advice but hope she's ok and flowers for you x

3luckystars Sun 12-Nov-17 19:41:02

You should ask for paralink and nurofen or voltarol suppositories for her and always have them in the house from now on. What age is she?

Good luck tonight, I hope she is ok.

soontobemrsmckeown Sun 12-Nov-17 19:41:09

No swelling, no temp. Sort of fine in herself. She's just had a offensive smelling poo.

soontobemrsmckeown Sun 12-Nov-17 19:42:30

Dd is 5. 6 in jan

Migraleve Sun 12-Nov-17 19:45:26

It wouldn’t even cross my mind that mine would have to stay in for this. Does your DD have a complex medical history? Here it would be a dip of the urine to see if there was anything in it and then sent home with appropriate meds.

t1mum3 Sun 12-Nov-17 19:46:04

I hope it goes ok. Pack a bag and don't let them send you away without a finger prick blood test for type one diabetes. Mention the drinking a lot and the sweet breath and they should be doing this anyway. Hopefully all will be well but if not, come back on here and we can help you find support groups, etc.

Your appointment is 10.20 pm today, right?

Clovertoast Sun 12-Nov-17 19:48:53

Same as previous poster? Why would they keep her in?
No temperature, non symptomatic except for tummy ache?
Not being an arse it just doesn't seem likely to me?
If it's a urine infection which with tummy ache and dark wee could be likely then drink lots of water and cranberry
They won't keep her in for that????

soontobemrsmckeown Sun 12-Nov-17 19:50:59

She has a slightly complex history yes. She has alergys to a few meds and refuses to take others that she can. Last time she was poorly she ended up with I iv and was close to being tube fed. She suffers with low blood sugar a lot but not diabetes as yet. Appointment is tonight at 10.20. She's slightly warm now but not a temp.

t1mum3 Sun 12-Nov-17 19:51:08

If she is "drinking for england," has tummy ache and sweet smelling breath, these are all signs of diabetic ketoacidosis which is an emergency and usually results in a hospital stay of a few days.

t1mum3 Sun 12-Nov-17 19:51:55

Do you test her blood glucose (curious about the low blood sugar thing)?

soontobemrsmckeown Sun 12-Nov-17 20:00:17

They test it at the hospital and it's resulted in a few overnight stays to bring it up. Cannot remember the lowest it's been but that time she was amberlanced in as she was in and out of conciousenus. I'll update once we have been seen to what they say.

t1mum3 Sun 12-Nov-17 20:01:24

I hope it goes ok.

nextstopChristmas Sun 12-Nov-17 20:06:56

My child has ketotic Hypoglycaemia mostly when poorly, tired or cold but can be random.

Do you have the blood glucose monitor at home? If so test her?

We have lows between 2.3 & 3.5 with some rebound highs of 18, but the highs always come down.

Do you have a plan when she has a low?

We are under GOSH as at first it was linked to having a transient condition that meant he had too much insulin.

nextstopChristmas Sun 12-Nov-17 20:09:00

Sorry just seen they have only tested it at hospital- regardless of this episode you need a plan for her lows and the ability to test her if she is prone to them. Make sure you mention her sugar levels being unstable tonight.

Good luck & keep an eye on her in the next few hours.

MrsPringles Sun 12-Nov-17 20:12:40

No harm packing a bag just in case but hopefully she’ll be ok to come back home, good luck flowers

Migraleve Sun 12-Nov-17 20:14:24

Ok since the drip feed about suffering low blood sugar and having been kept in before I would say yes, pack a bag.

Rachie1986 Mon 13-Nov-17 07:45:15

How is she OP?

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