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11 month old with temperature and vomiting

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redblue Fri 23-Oct-09 12:39:34

My baby girl (11 months) had a temperature at nursery yesterday although after calpol it settled down a bit. But this morning she also appeared to have a temperature of 38 and got herself into a coughing fit which ended in her vomiting her whole breakfast. She has slept for just under 2 hours now. I have a doc appointment for her this afternoon. Just wondering whether it is normal for her to sleep for 2 hours, do you think I should wake her? I am concerned she is dehydrated because she was sick all of her bottle this morning. Or should I just leave her to sleep? She does have a nap in the morning usually but never this long

belgo Fri 23-Oct-09 12:41:00

Has she had wet nappies as normal? What is her temperature now?

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 23-Oct-09 12:42:07

I would say leave her. She is clearly unwell and so she needs more sleep as her body fights whatever bug she has. I doubt one episode of vomiting would make her dangerously dehydrated.

belgo Fri 23-Oct-09 12:45:52

Agree DG - one episode of vomiting and a temperature of 38°C isn't likely to make her dehydrated.

Is she sleeping peacefully? Breathing normally? Does she have dry lips?

redblue Fri 23-Oct-09 12:48:29

she is just very red and her back feels very hot, hardly any wet nappies (infact none) today, she has just woken so I will try to give her some milk now, thanks for all replies, hopefully docs will work out what it is this afternoon

Jujubean77 Fri 23-Oct-09 12:49:39

I wouldn't wake her at this point v unlikely she is DH. I think she may be fighting it off. Have a look at her and see how she looks.

belgo Fri 23-Oct-09 12:52:52

If she has a temperature,give her calpol and a sip of water before giving her her milk (if you are bottle feeding).

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 23-Oct-09 13:15:16

She does sound poorly redblue, but not unduly so. I know what a worry it is though.

I hope the GP can reassure you later, and you see an improvement soon.

Jujubean77 Fri 23-Oct-09 14:27:32

Really hope is passes soon RB, it is so awful when they get ill.

redblue Fri 23-Oct-09 14:54:00

She took some of her bottle then promptly went back to sleep slumped on my lap, has just woken again (after about an hour and a half... how much sleep??!) and has refused her lunch so she is only really taking drinks. She does have a cough which the doctor told me last friday was nothing to worry about. Anyway we are off to docs for our appointment at 3.50pm soon. I try to avoid doctors as a rule but seem to be there a lot lately. She is now crying for another cuddle, very unlike her, never really been a cuddly baby since she was tiny but today is different for some reason...

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 23-Oct-09 15:05:56

The difference is she is feeling awful! Wanting cuddles, sleeping loads and not wanting to eat (don't worry about that last one btw) are all indicative of a child who has a temperature.

Hope the doctor's goes well for you. If she has had the cough for some time and only now has the temperature I would bet my bottom dollar that she has a secondary infection somewhere and you are going to come home with a prescription for anti-biotics. smile

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