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Dd2 is poorly but i dont want to take her to hospital/gp because she will have a meltdown.

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Marne Mon 01-Jun-09 19:28:17

I feel really guilty and useless sad

Dd2 (ASD) has been poorly for a couple hours, she has a high temp and is very sleepy, i posted a thread here and every ones telling me she needs to see someone. At the moment she is happy (not upset) but still very hot, if i take her any where (A&E) she will get very upset which will make her temp worse. I really don't want to put her through a trip to A&E.

I suspect she may have heat stroke as she has no other symptoms (just hot and floppy). Am i being a bad mummy for not taking her?

sickofsocalledexperts Mon 01-Jun-09 19:31:07

does calpol bring the temp down? It is a very hot day of course. I know exactly what you mean, and also try and avoid trauma of GP clinic.

Phoenix4725 Mon 01-Jun-09 19:33:14

you been able to get any calpol into her? .the temp could be making her sleepy mine always do when unwell .ds was like this oth day slept 15 hrs and normally hes bad sleeper

Marne Mon 01-Jun-09 19:35:39

I am struggling to get medicine into her, i put some in her drink but i think she has noticed and is now refusing to drink anything.

She keeps falling asleep and then waking after a few minutes.

Just taken her temp whilst typing and its gone down to 37.9 which isn't as high. She's had a temp of 40 before and been fine, she seems to struggle to control her temp, she doesn't really sweat and she goes pink and blotchy on her arms.

FabulousBakerGirl Mon 01-Jun-09 19:37:25

I really think you need to phone for someone.

Phoenix4725 Mon 01-Jun-09 19:45:36

try wiping her down with tepid spounge dont put her in bath and if you have fan turn that on but not directly in front of her .

awkward one as kow you said shes non verbal , so cant pinpoint do you know if theres anything going round at school ?

Phoenix4725 Mon 01-Jun-09 19:49:26

maybe for own peace of mind talk to nhs direct though personally i find them a chocolate teapot

Marne Mon 01-Jun-09 20:02:35

dd1's friend has a tummy bug but dd2 hasn't been near her for 6 days. She hasn't really been near anyone for a week apart from nursery this morning (she doesn't tend to get close to people anyway).

5inthebed Mon 01-Jun-09 20:11:42

You're not a bad mammy for not taking her, especially if you know she will get worse if you do.

I do think you maybe need to speak to someone, nhs direct maybe, just to get some reassurance.

Will she at least have an ice lolly to keep her hydrated and maybe cool her down a bit? I find the only thing DS2 will have when ill is ice lollies.

Marne Mon 01-Jun-09 20:17:24

She won't touch an ice lolly sad, i wish she would.

She's asleep now and slowly cooling down but still very pale. I now have the job of moving her off the sofa (my bed) into her bed.

5inthebed Mon 01-Jun-09 22:11:02

Poor daling, hope she is a bit better in the morning.

If sh isn't though, you should maybe think about taking her to GP.

Although saying that, whenever DS2 is ill, he always seems to be a lot more ill than everybody else, even though he isn't iykwim.

FabulousBakerGirl Tue 02-Jun-09 08:17:26

How is she today, Marne?

Marne Tue 02-Jun-09 08:18:30

She slept well, temp is down, still not eating and still floppy. I will see how she is after i have taken dd1 to school, sometimes she bucks up for DH but not me (she knows she will get extra fuss made of her from me).

FabulousBakerGirl Tue 02-Jun-09 08:27:20

I really think you have to find a way to get a doctor to look at her.

sc13 Tue 02-Jun-09 10:26:01

Marne, I would call the GP and explain the situation. Perhaps they'll make a home visit? But I agree with the others that you should see someone, even if it means risking a meltdown

Mitchell81 Tue 02-Jun-09 10:50:19

I would be concerned about the floppiness. How is she now?

I know from previous experience whenever I phone NHS24 they also say bring DD in to be on the safe side. I do understand about you not wanting her to have a meltdown but maybe she does need to be seen just to check her out.

Marne Tue 02-Jun-09 10:53:52

She's still floppy, she's had half a banana but her temp is going back up sad, we are off to the doctors at 11.30, dh is coming with us.

sc13 Tue 02-Jun-09 10:55:41

Good, keep us posted and best of luck!

FabulousBakerGirl Tue 02-Jun-09 12:04:05

How did you get on, Marne?

5inthebed Tue 02-Jun-09 12:04:34

Hope it went ok at the doctors Marne.

Mitchell81 Tue 02-Jun-09 12:20:19

Hope DD is ok

bubblagirl Tue 02-Jun-09 12:34:01

only just seen post hope dd is ok i normally ask gp to come out for ds if unwell due to meltdowns but have been known to take him regardless if really ill

just go in calm with her and get out home quick bless her hope she feels better soon xx

Marne Tue 02-Jun-09 14:15:40

We are back, dd2 was a night-mare i had to wrestle her so the doctor could check her ears and chest, she screamed the surgery down and got herself really worked up. The doctor couldn't find much wrong other than a high temp and swollen glands. The doctor is going to phone us at 2.45 to check on her.

Since we got home dd2 has eaten some apple and some of dh's chips from the chip shop and is now walking around watching Peppa Pig. Hopefully she is over the worst of it, fingers crossed she doesn't go down hill again like she did last night.

bubblagirl Tue 02-Jun-09 14:35:27

oh bless her hope she keeps improving ice pops are great when ds is like this

5inthebed Tue 02-Jun-09 15:38:58

Glad the doctor couldn't find anything really wrong with her, but so sad for you and your DH that she was hard work.
Like I said earlier, ds2 always seems to get really ill when he has a cold/sickness bug when really he isn't. Maybe your DD is like that as well?

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