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High temperature and lethargic...

(10 Posts)
Longo Tue 03-Nov-09 19:36:12

DD 15 months has been out of sorts all day, slept for 14 hours straight last night, up at 9am, back to bed at 10.15am as looked exhausted!Didn't really eat anything at lunch. Slept again at lunchtime, took her out for a walk as thought some fresh air might perk her up, no, half asleep in buggy! Came back and she just sat on my lap and went asleep again, never done this before, will only sleep in cot! Her temp is 38.5, given her some calpol. She's in bed, what should I be doing? I know I'm crazy neurotic!!! Sorry its long!

FluffysBeenBittenByAVampire Tue 03-Nov-09 19:38:57

I'd get her checked over by the out of hours to be honest. You could try giving her some ibuprofen (the kiddy one) and see if she perks up a bit but with lethargy and a temp then she should be checked over by a doctor.
I hope she's OK.

meep Tue 03-Nov-09 19:44:24

there is a horrid gastro bug going around.

Saying that both my dds had the high temp but were quite bouncy with it. Had copious snot. This then turned into sick and runny poo which made them sleep for long periods. It has been horrible.

Neither has eaten much over the last week - dd1 just starting to get back to normal - and dd2 only just being able to keep down her milk.

If you are worried definitely check with your out of hours doc. Both mine were rousable and quite alert at times throughout this bug.

Hope your dd gets better soon

MavisEnderby Tue 03-Nov-09 19:45:05

Regular calpol and paed nurofen.Is she drinking and weeing plenty?Woukd second prev posters advice tbh if she is as sleepy as you say.

mumofom Tue 03-Nov-09 19:45:53

I agree with fluffys, I'm sure she will be fine but best to get her checked at out of hours as she is so young. Hope she's better soon.

mumofom Tue 03-Nov-09 19:47:03

Gorgot to say my dd is 4 and has had same symptoms (high temp and lethargy) but has also been vomiting and turns out she has UTI

Longo Tue 03-Nov-09 20:01:36

Will get her checked and let you know, thank you! x

FluffysBeenBittenByAVampire Tue 03-Nov-09 20:04:32

smile I hope she's OK, please let us know

Longo Thu 05-Nov-09 10:32:54

DD got hotter and hotter, had too go to hospital, helped cool her down. She's got a virul infection. Haven't given her anything, just calpol and keeping her cool! Bless her, she's been so good! On the mend now!

FluffysBeenBittenByAVampire Thu 05-Nov-09 20:36:48

smile I'm really pleased she's on the mend, they don't half frighten us hey!!

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