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DD has been crying for two days

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JakB Thu 03-Mar-05 20:06:24

Solidly... And I mean, solidly. Even when eating/drinking etc... Took her to the docs this morning and he couldn't find anything amiss (ears fine). However, in retrospect, I think maybe he thought, 'she's autistic so she's just doing her autistic thing' (dunno about you but many a professional I come across presumes that all autistic children 'tantrum' constantly). I explained that this is very un-dd, that it is a proper pain cry. No other indications to suggest what's wrong and, of course, she can't tell us. Taking her to casualty tomorrow and going to demand tests etc. DH thinks she may have swallowed something? Heeelllllpppp. Has anybody come across this? It's as if she can't get comfortable, doesn't want to be hugged, tossing and turning, can't get to sleep. Pain relief has no effect. Only asleep because of mega melatonin dose and up in the night crying.
Jimjams- haven't done the washing machine yet honey but will do I promise

Jimjams Thu 03-Mar-05 20:10:18

oh poor dd jakb and poor you. Did he check her throat? toothache? If you think she's swallowed something then worth getting her x rayed asap.

please don't worry about the washing machines- ds1 has loads (and is in heaven)

JakB Thu 03-Mar-05 20:11:52

Yep, checked throat, chest, ears, tummy etc etc. Looked at her teeth, too. We don't know if she has swallowed something but you know what it's like- who knows what she may have picked up? We're so careful but dd gets to places other children don't

Socci Thu 03-Mar-05 20:12:43

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Jimjams Thu 03-Mar-05 20:13:32

ds1 sometimes does the wailing thing (that's what we call it) when he just wails absolutely miserably. But not for as long as that. I do think you should rule out the swallowing.

Jimjams Thu 03-Mar-05 20:14:41

My friend'ss 8 year old dd is always up the hospital for swallowing stuff. Last time it was a glass ornament!

RnB Thu 03-Mar-05 20:17:03

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JakB Thu 03-Mar-05 20:18:29

Yeah, I think Dh's hunch may be right. DD does wail sometimes (don't all kids? autistic or not?) but not like this. And it's the way she can't get comfortable in her own body that makes me think it's a pain somewhere. Will definitely turn up at casualty tomorrow and create a fuss

delllie Thu 03-Mar-05 20:20:09

Just wondered whether she suffers from reflux or whether it could be a possibilitly?? My DD does this when her reflux is acting up, just can't console her and just spend the night tossing, turning and whining!! This usually happens just before she gets a cold as well.

Hope your dd is better soon.

Jimjams Thu 03-Mar-05 20:20:27

has she been pooing normally?

JakB Thu 03-Mar-05 20:21:58

Dellie, yeah, she used to have reflux but not of late. She did have a 'roast dinner' with honey carrots on Sunday that sent her wild. Pooing OK.

Blossomhill Thu 03-Mar-05 20:22:18

Poor little love <hugs> to you JakB and so sorry that dd is in discomfort, it must be so hard if she cannot tell you.
I think you are right to get her checked out and I hope it all goes well. Love Blossomhillxxx

Jimjams Thu 03-Mar-05 20:23:38

aahhh maybe she's coming down from whatever she had. I know one child who when he went gluten free sat on the floor turning in circles wailing for 3 days. DS1 is always very screamy when he's had something he shouldn't have.

JakB Thu 03-Mar-05 20:23:42

Ah, thanks Blossom. How you feeling about things? I'm out of touch with your threads the past few days. On top of dd's anguish, went to my friend's funeral yesterday (my mum coped brilliantly with a crying dd all day with help from our fab therapist). What a week!

JakB Thu 03-Mar-05 20:24:22

Yeah, Jimjams, I'm wondering if something in that roast dinner has really disturbed her digestive system

Jimjams Thu 03-Mar-05 20:26:38

oh gosh jakb- what an awful week. It could be from whatever she had/withdrawl but I wouldn't expect it to last more than 3 days really.

rivers Thu 03-Mar-05 20:27:03

Hi JakB, Sorry to hear you have had such a bad week, hope it goes well with your DD tomorrow and they find out what is wrong.
Take care,
Rivers.

Blossomhill Thu 03-Mar-05 20:30:14

Oh honey, I forgot about the funeral . How are you?
Things are okay, the usual thing of the pros baffling me with there terminology. I have put an update, under the very interesting title of "update". Still just going to wait and see how Bibic goes though.
More <hugs> Blossomxxxxxx

maddiemo Thu 03-Mar-05 20:33:33

Sorry she is feeling so rough.

I think a visit to casualty in the morning would be good. Will you have someone to help?

ThomCat Thu 03-Mar-05 20:37:02

You poor things. Sorry your week has been so awful. TC xx

coppertop Thu 03-Mar-05 20:39:02

Poor dd. I hope she feels better soon. xx

beccaboo Thu 03-Mar-05 20:42:59

JaB, so sorry to hear about your dd, poor little poppet. What an awful week you've had. You don't think she could be coming down with something do you? Only reason I ask is that 3 year old I know has got chicken pox at the moment, and I seem to remember it has quite a long incubation period before the spots appear.

eidsvold Fri 04-Mar-05 03:01:53

sorry to hear things have not been well.. hopefully you get some answers.... no ideas here though

KarenThirl Fri 04-Mar-05 06:57:05

Blimey, that sounds awful, don't know how you're coping with that. I think you're right to take her to A&E, hope they can get to the bottom of things.

pixel Fri 04-Mar-05 08:12:03

Hope your dd has had a better night and settled down a bit. If not, good luck at A&E. Let's hope they can find out why the poor little soul is suffering.

Where are you going by the way? The Alex hasn't moved yet has it? It's just that when my dd burnt her hand when she was 9 months we went there rather than the Sussex and of course they were much more geared up for children. Just thought they might have more of a clue what is wrong. If you're going there already just ignore me!

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