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My 3 month old just isn't right

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CupCupGoose Tue 09-Jun-20 21:50:22

I have a 14 week old ds who just isn't right. I lost my thermometer so can't take his temperature, but he does feel slightly too warm. He's been whingey crying all day and hasn't stayed awake longer than 45 minutes, just wanting to be rocked to sleep in the sling. Im pretty sure it's not teething bothing him. He's just not right. Would it be over the top to ring the gp tomorrow? Would they even see him if he's potentially got a raised temperature? Probably not related but I'd be intrested to see what anyone thinks of this... He has a small purple bruise on his head but it's not a bruise. I spend 24 hours a day with him and he's definitely not bumped his head in any way. It fades when pressed. Anyone know what it could be?

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dammit88 Tue 09-Jun-20 21:52:12

I would ring 111 for medical advice. Its very hard but if your instinct is something isnt right, call the dr.

AnyFucker Tue 09-Jun-20 21:52:47

I think you should call 111, love

YouBoggleMyMind Tue 09-Jun-20 21:52:54

I'd be calling 111.
Is he still feeding? Wet and dirty nappies?What does his cry sound like, what does his body look like?

Catslife123 Tue 09-Jun-20 21:53:14

Phone 111 or take him to A&E. It sounds as though he could have a temperature, is very lethargic and the bruise-type marking sounds unusual. I wouldn’t delay seeking medical advice until tomorrow.

Haggisfish Tue 09-Jun-20 21:53:21

I’d call 111 for advice. Medical people would always rather see a baby and it be nothing than miss something.

Wifeofbikerviking Tue 09-Jun-20 21:54:24

Totally agree, mother intuition counts for a lot. I'd call 111 and ask to be seen for reassurance at least. Can never be too careful

TracyBeakerSoYeah Tue 09-Jun-20 21:55:33

Trust your instinct & take him to A&E.
He doesn't sound right.

Smarshian Tue 09-Jun-20 21:56:05

Another vote for calling 111. It’s always worth getting a medical opinion if you think it’s not right.

Sunshinegirl82 Tue 09-Jun-20 21:57:13

I would call 111 or take him to a&e. He’s still very little, they really would always prefer to see little babies. You won’t be wasting anyone’s time. I hope he’s better soon.

Cheeeeislifenow Tue 09-Jun-20 21:58:01

Any good doctor will tell you, they would rather see a child and it be nothing than have something missed. Call 111 and ask for advice. Hope all is well.

Lilybet1980 Tue 09-Jun-20 21:59:35

A paediatric A&E doctor once told me it’s never an over reaction to take a baby to get checked out. If you are concerned enough to post in here then I really would get them checked out.

I would call 111 and try to get an urgent out of hours appointment. They were always great when mine were little.

ballstoit Tue 09-Jun-20 22:04:09

That niggling feeling that he's not right is enough to take him for advice - 14 weeks is very little.

hotstepper4 Tue 09-Jun-20 22:05:57

100% call 111. You can not take enough precautions at this age. Really hope your boy is ok

IKEA888 Tue 09-Jun-20 22:07:12

agree with others get him checked tonight
hope all is ok

Selfsettling3 Tue 09-Jun-20 22:08:42

Ring 111 and they will get him seen tonight. I was told by a paediatrician in A and E that if Mum is worried about a baby then they are worried about the baby.

Bluntness100 Tue 09-Jun-20 22:08:54

Op, agree with the others and adding my voice, get him checked don’t wait till the morning

And don’t worry about it, Christ when my daughter was an infant I had her at the emergency docs nearly weekly over some imagined concern or other. My husband used to joke it was our Friday night out.

Just go get it checked. Or call 111.

Atinytrolley Tue 09-Jun-20 22:18:13

Another vote for getting medical advice today - 111, Urgent Care maybe or A&E. Dr also told me they'd rather see a child and it be nothing than have something missed. Hope all is ok.

Lougle Tue 09-Jun-20 22:20:59

Agreed with all above - get seen/speak to 111.

frenchfancy81 Tue 09-Jun-20 22:26:43

We had to go to A and E with our 3 year old a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely fine, though I was very anxious about it.
We called 111 first so the hospital were expecting us.
It's all so much quieter at the moment and you will get seen very quickly with a baby. Go- good luck x

iwilltaketwoplease Tue 09-Jun-20 22:30:23

Agree with above, I hope your baby is ok thanks

Heyheyitsanotherday Tue 09-Jun-20 22:31:43

Hi. I’m new to posting but had to write. Please ring 111 or go to a&e. My baby was 6 weeks old and had a temp of 37.8. Not too high but I was worried. Literally no other symptoms. Rang 111 and ended up going to a&e (which I thought was not needed and my husband thought it was me being over anxious). Anyway, long story short my DS ended up in high dependency with sepsis unknown cause. He is absolutely fine now but it makes me terrified to think what would have happened if I hadn’t rang when I did. I’m sure your little one will be fine but it’s better to be safe than sorry. I don’t mean to scare you. But trust your instincts 💕 hope everything goes ok.

backseatcookers Tue 09-Jun-20 22:50:03

Echoing others, give 111 a call my love.

Being a parent of a new baby must be stressful at the best of times let alone with everything going on at the moment plus the concerns you've outlined in your post.

I would call them tonight and then also call your GP tomorrow for advice. Ours are taking emails with pictures attached (for example of the bruise you mentioned) and then doing call backs to discuss and if necessary arrange an appointment.

It's worth it even just to put your mind at rest. Thinking of you thanks

EmJay19 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:13:31

When my son was ill at 5 weeks 111 advised see GP next day who said I should have gone to A&E. go to A&E

Badmemorieshouse Tue 09-Jun-20 23:16:46

Most definitely trust your instincts and seek help from a doctor.

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