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URGENT ADVICE NEEDED...TUMMY BUG IN 13 WEEK OLD - DOES THIS SOUND RIGHT??? help....

(18 Posts)
BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 09:07:44

typing 1 handed so please excuse any errors.

DS (13WO) was sick 1hr after a feed on friday midday but ok afterwards

saturday ok

sundaya bit ratty in the pm then very sick 1 hr after feed in the evening. he was properly sick, with some force right from the bottom of his stomach 5 times until he has brought everything up. Afterwards he was still retching evry now and then and screaming - v out of charachter. he seemed in a lot of pain. no temp, no rash.

phoned nhs direct and the doc suggested Colic hmm.it was not colic - he's my third so i know what colic is like. he said give calpol and phone docs in am.

last night he woke up crying in pain, v hard to settle, calpol seemed to have no effect.

this morning really crying in pain even with calpol, feeding little and often and keeping it down so far.

Not had much experience with tummy bugs in babies myself - does this sound not too bad to you, could it be something more sinister?

Going to docs at 9.30 so would appreciate a quick reply - don't want to get fobbed off with colic diagnosis again.

any advice greatly appreciated. TIA

BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 09:10:06

Sorry probably sound a bit neurotic but he is really out of sorts and I can;t think straight.

To clarify - he woke up several times (every hour) in pain last night, not just once..

S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 09:13:22

Not something I've had experience with either - I think its good you are going to gp. 13weeks is still very small.

I believe that gastro type bugs can cause stomach cramps which would be painful. So could be a straightforward bug.

How are poos?

slim22 Mon 01-Sep-08 09:15:25

any diarrhea?
usually goes together if tummy bug.

R U BF or FF? Changed milk recently

BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 09:16:01

poos normal which I hope is a good thing.

God I'mneurotic aren't I - oh well...rather make a fool out of myself than let the little one suffer

BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 09:16:23

BF 100%

S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 09:17:16

not neurotic at all.

Definitely mention pain and frequency of pain.

Hopefully is just a bug which will pass quickly. smile

FlightAttendent Mon 01-Sep-08 09:18:50

If he is in pain then don't be fobbed off. He might have a very sore tummy and might need treatment, for whatever reason - but no, don't ignore if in pain and mention the calpol not working either.

Mine cried a lot one night when he was a few months old, it was an ear infection, you just can't tell and it's awful if they are in pain.

Hope your Dr is sympathetic - no you don't sound neurotic at all to me x

slim22 Mon 01-Sep-08 09:19:35

i would be just as stressed as you.

actually DD 16 weeks had diarrhea recently - 2 weeks with abdominal pain - no vomitting though.

turned out nothing.Just continued BF.

I thinbk their digestive system might need to adjust occasionally. Is she feeding more efficiently (quicker/more milk)?

BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 09:22:25

no I think feeding is all the same.

He has glue ear - I wonder if that might hav something to do with it (an infection maybe?) - he just seems fine apart from this pain and occassional violent sickness...

corblimeymadam Mon 01-Sep-08 09:23:39

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BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 09:26:33

Off to docs - will report back - thanks very much all smile

BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 10:22:19

Well doc gave him a good check over and had a good feel of his tum. He can't feel anything unusual in his stomach, he hasn't got a temperature, ear were too waxy to see anything (!), stomach noises were fine too.

He has said if we have no improvement by 5pm tonight then we have to go to the hospital for further tests straight away as it could be a sign of some sort of bowel or stomach problem. He has had a sudden onset of colicky symptoms at 10 weeks and he can usually only feed for 3 mins or so without folding up in pain so that, combined with this new symptom could point to something else needing a check up (he rattled off several things but I was a bit too knackered to take it all in and the only one I can remember was pyloric stenosis (not going to google for fear of what I might find! shock).

Thanks for all your help. It's so good to be able to switch on the laptop and find people who are willing to listen to my madness - not got anything like that to hand in RL blush

slim22 Mon 01-Sep-08 11:34:54

i think piloric stenosis relates to reflux? I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will come along soon, so just bumping.

I'm sure he will be fine tonight.

we are here if you still worry

MatNanPlus Mon 01-Sep-08 11:41:29

BBM pyloric stenosis is a thickening of the muscle at the base of the stomach/top of the gut, it can mean food isn't able to pass thru easily.

Little and often BF if baby is more settled are good as less pressure and of a bug will help flush it thru.

Beeper Mon 01-Sep-08 13:34:27

Rotavirus....are you BFing

BigBadMousey Mon 01-Sep-08 13:49:46

yes BF

MatNanPlus Mon 01-Sep-08 14:26:49

You think Beeper as BBM has said no diarrhoea and rotavirus usually brings on 2-8 days of profuse diarrhoea

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