So the other night I woke up to her in the early hours screaming and burning up really bad. I gave her calpol and she seemed her normal happy self. Last night was just none stop screaming and temp. Took her to the doctors who told us it wasn't teething (she has no teeth) but the flu. Despite her not being chesty or coughing and not being snuffly or sneezing. She's almost 10 months old and she's just not herself. Should I seek a second opinion?
There are a lot of bugs going around at the moment. DD is 15 months old, and has had temp spikes on an off all week, lots of crying (she’s normally a very easy going toddler), lots of sleeping (she doesn’t normally like that at all). I’ve taken her to the doc twice, docs were in agreement that it’s a virus, keep her hydrated, cycle between a Calpol and Ibuprofen to keep her fever down etc.
I’m firmly of the belief that if you’re not happy, or worried, or feel like something could have been missed, keep asking, make as many appointments as you need. Yes, the NHS is under pressure but our children are too precious to take any risks with.
How is she tonight? Pointless calling 111 about last night but if calpol and ibuprofen arent helping and arent dropping temperature, if she's not eating or drinking, rash etc then 111 or GP in the morning
Her dad did the night shift last night. She had a better night but I think I just needed sleep. Apparently she just whined for a bottle but we all had a lovely lie in til 9. She seems a little better today but still really off an I can see it in her eyes she's not well. Temp is still high
She's usually really alert, really smiley, she fights sleep cause she's so nosy and she's just really lethargic the past few days, there's no fight to sleep anymore really not smiling at much or finding the usual things funny the doctor listened to her chest yesterday and said she was all okay but I just worry
Not sure on temp thermometer broke but she's definitely burnt up a lot. She last had a bottle at 2. I've tricked her into having 3oz just by watching bing. Gave her baby nurofen around half hour ago when I got in. Just concerned. Not too sure what it is or what's up with her
My youngest had tonsils problems from 9 months until 2. She would stop eating and reduce drinking as well as high temps. We did this 6 times in with months. Then she was out in medication (for another condition) which made her healthier in general so she hasn’t had it since then.
But the not eating, screaming and temp sounds familiar. If they do say it’s tonsils make them swab them as well as antibiotics. If you ever want them taken out they need evidence it was indeed tonsillitis before they will count it.