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Dd2 seems to have had a relapse

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nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:12:24

Some of you may remember that last year dd2 was reffered to the hospital because she was lethargic all the time, and dealthy pale. After blood tests which revealed slightly low iron reserves and lots of poking and prodding they basically said that it was probably post viral fatigue syndrome , although it was rare in a child of her age.

Anyway, it has returned with avengance. Dd looks like the walking dead, so pale and lifless, keep complaining that her legs ache and is soooo tired again.

So do i take her back again for another round of tests with no conclusion or just fill her up with Minadex and hope that it passes.
She was like it from March to Julyish last year.

Would feel awful putting her though more blood tests for nothing,but then at the same time, what if ???

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:13:20

Oh and her lips are a really deep purply blue colour, not sure if that is her asthma playing up or what.

misdee Tue 29-Mar-05 18:15:58

take her back to the hospital nutty. and demand they do something now!!! a+e if you have to!

emmatmg Tue 29-Mar-05 18:16:55

Defo take her back.

duster Tue 29-Mar-05 18:18:52

Agree, back to hospital. Any other symptoms, glands up? Fever?

ggglimpopo Tue 29-Mar-05 18:19:17

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nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:19:23

Do you think Misdee ?? I mean i am not as worried as last time cos she did eventually get better but at the same time am thinking 'is this gonna happen every year' ??

Might get her some Minadex first and see how she goes, plus i wanna see how she does with school, if they notice a prob then i'll take her straight back.

Must google post viral fatigue syndrome

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:22:51

We actually cancelled her last appointment on the 15th of this month because she seemed to be fine.

Bloody typical

nikcola Tue 29-Mar-05 18:23:45

oh no nutty hope you get her sorted soon poor little love {{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}

lou33 Tue 29-Mar-05 18:24:12

if her lips are blue then take her to hospital imo

hope she gets better soon

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:24:13

She has recently had a cold, and her asthma has been playing up but you can just see now by looking at her that she look drained and tired.

She goes to bed no later than 8 even in the hols so she can't be tired.

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:25:32

No they aren't blue, it is hard to describe they are sort of a claret colour. Well actually at the mo they look normal.

Sorry am waffling a bit.

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:26:35

Have found the old letter from the hospital so will ring them tommorow and see if i can get back in without seing g.p.

ggglimpopo Tue 29-Mar-05 18:27:35

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ggglimpopo Tue 29-Mar-05 18:28:33

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lou33 Tue 29-Mar-05 18:30:14

agree with ggglimpopo (hello btw)

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:36:04

No they are not blue, is so hard to explain, i need a colour chart LOL. They are sort of like a claret, deep berry colour, which is not the normal colour of her lips.

Don't worry if they were blue i would be at the hospital asap.

It's not all the time either, for example at the mo her lips are normalish colour and she seems quite awake for her. The dark lips does seem to coincide with her feeling tired though.

Just googled pvfs and bits of it fit and bits don't so not sure about that.

WideWebWitch Tue 29-Mar-05 18:37:20

Nutcracker, I hope you get to the bottom of this, it sounds scary.

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:38:28

Thanks www (and everyone else too), it is scary and confusing.

ggglimpopo Tue 29-Mar-05 18:40:39

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Wallace Tue 29-Mar-05 18:42:54

Is her tongue normal colour?

Dd gets blue lips, purpley-blue, and we were told nothing to worry about as long as her tongue is a normal colour. Having said that though, along with the others symptoms you should get her checked out.

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:44:44

Oh no didn't think you were ggg. She is 5 and the last spell lasted about 6mths ish when we sat and thought about it. She seemed to recover in about may/june ish time and has been pretty much fine since then up until the last week.

She is having her asthma meds assessed next week so i will bring it up then, plus ring the docs hospital and get back in there.

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 18:47:25

Her tongue is a normal colour, but then so are her lips at the mo.

Just discovered she hasn't had much to drink again today though which i think wasn't helping last time.
I often do her a drink and she tips it away, am gonna have to start making her sit and drink it.

FIMAC1 Tue 29-Mar-05 19:07:49

If this happened the same time of year last year too, could it be allergies? My dd was very lethargic for two springs running when we were in the US, the Doc there eventually put it down to allergies (pollen) and gave her a low dosage anti-histimine and nose spray, which did the trick - she now takes them every spring. She has not had one of the lethargic spells since. Worth a thought (try Googling it?)

nutcracker Tue 29-Mar-05 19:09:08

Hmnmmm hadn't thought of that, will check it out, thanks Fimbac

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