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After DS1's temp of 39.9, DS2 now has one of 34.5

(55 Posts)
TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 12:18:03

The playschool staff didn't feel he was himself today. He does look tired - up at 6 this morning and no afternoon nap this weekend. Says his tummy hurt and someone hit him there. The staff said he went very pale and said his tummy hurt.

Has just had some milk and cheese on toast. Temp was 34.2 so DH said do it again incase the battery was low and then it was 34.5.

Any advice?

DS2 is 4.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 12:19:44

Pop him to the GP, a cold temp is also an indicator of a bug, the same as a high temp.

TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 12:33:39

Not sure what a GP can do for a bug though. Been before and had a virus diagnosed and nothing given.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 12:36:02

Best for them to check though smile

blinks Mon 15-Jun-09 12:39:22

sometimes children have sore tummies with viruses due to swollen glands.

definately get him checked out today.

Mutt Mon 15-Jun-09 12:40:04

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Mutt Mon 15-Jun-09 12:40:31

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Mutt Mon 15-Jun-09 12:40:58

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TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 12:58:57

He has gone to bed. Will ring the surgery I think.

TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 13:02:16

Surgery closed.

Rang the out of hours service but very busy. Not even sure if that is the number to ring for advice.

Mutt Mon 15-Jun-09 13:03:56

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FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 13:04:28

Call NHS direct again or call them back after lunch time. I'd get him checked though.

TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 13:06:20

ringing nhs direct now
they are very busy and only stay on the line if urgent.

don' know what to do now.

TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 13:06:54

can't find any info about low temps.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 13:07:42

Stay on the line. Is your GP's surgery just closed for lunch?

3littlefrogs Mon 15-Jun-09 13:08:49

Small children and low temp should be seen in A&E asap. It can be a sign of infection and can be very serious. Please, check his temp again and get medical advice.

TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 13:10:50

Trying NHS Direct again.

3littlefrogs Mon 15-Jun-09 13:11:18

Is he pale? Floppy? Are you sure your thermometer is working? How does he feel to touch? Sorry - only just seen this, but I would worry as much about a genuine low temp as a very high one.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 13:14:03

www.buzzle.com/articles/low-body-temperature.html

herbietea Mon 15-Jun-09 13:15:41

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TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 13:17:21

getting put through to nurse now

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 13:18:15

smile

TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 13:19:10

he feels warmer than he did
i could go into his room without him waking fully which is a bit unusual but i have woken him properly as the advisor told me too. He didn't like the light on. Temp is now 36.7 and he has gone back to sleep.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 13:20:58

They will help. If you are concerned though the best place is the GP. They should be open after lunch.

TripleTroubleMuffin Mon 15-Jun-09 13:23:25

nurse says not possible to have a temp so low as 34

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