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Bit of advice about Ds please

(16 Posts)
nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:12:48

Ds woke at 4am this morning saying he needed a wee. When i lifted him up he was roasting hot, so i gave him some calpol.

He was hot again this morning but not as hot as before. He seems fine in himself really, perhaps a bit quiter than normal.

He has had a bit of a runny bum but nothing else until this afternoon, he was watching tv and started saying his head hurts. I asked him where and he pointed to the back of his neck and won't put his head down to his chin.

He still seems quite chirpy though.

Should I be worried, or just leave him and see how he goes ??

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:17:42


psychomum5 Tue 06-Jun-06 15:20:14

I would ring NHS direct if you are worried. they can at least say what you should do next. either that or ring and see if you can see a doctor.

psychomum5 Tue 06-Jun-06 15:20:46

How old is he?

puddle Tue 06-Jun-06 15:22:25

Guess you've checked for rashes? I would be a bit concerned re: the neck thing but if you've got no other symptoms...NHS direct are great for putting your mind at rest - my guess is they'll get a doc to call you back.

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:22:34

He is 3 and a half.

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:28:53

Have just asked him to shake his head and he can't without it hurting, asked him to nod his head and he said no it hurts and held his head/neck.

He is still warm but hasn't had calpol since this morning and isn't boiling hot.

No rashes that I can see but he's not very happy about me looking, he's gone a bit grumpy.

gigglinggoblin Tue 06-Jun-06 15:29:47

can you get emergency appt at dr? or ask dr receptionist, they may give advice. am sure its nothing but best to check

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:29:49

Checked on the NHS site and it says ring them.

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:30:53

I'll try gigglinggoblin, but might have more chance of a lotto win tbh.

If not i'll ring NHS direct.

He def has bad wind I can tell you that much.

gigglinggoblin Tue 06-Jun-06 15:32:48

our receptionist seems to know a fair bit and has squeezed us into appts that dont really exist before now when necessary. would calling hv be a silly suggestion?

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:34:12

Haven't got a HV, old one left a while ago and I never got told who replaced her.

Am just waiting for dp to get back and then we'll decide what to do.

gigglinggoblin Tue 06-Jun-06 15:37:19

hope he is better soon

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 15:38:45


Have scared myself silly by googling meningitis symptoms now.

psychomum5 Tue 06-Jun-06 15:56:40

any joy yet with ringing anyone (NHS direct etc?)

nutcracker Tue 06-Jun-06 16:28:11

Haven't rung yet as since I gave him some calpol he has been running round the garden and up and down the slide like a little nutter.

Am going to see how he is in a bit.

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