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To think they aren't doing enough

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eastie1122 · 24/07/2017 17:46

My little one is 4, was admitted into paed ward on Saturday night with ongoing d&v...has episodes o every 4-6 weeks of severe vomiting and diarrhoea. They have sent stool samples to test for "everything" i.e. Viruses, bugs, coeliac etc but he is still refusing fluids and food, blood sugars are low, he is drowsy and uninterested and sleeps almost continually. They want to send him home! Aibu to think they aren't doing enough and he should at least be in hospital until he is retaining fluids? Or am I being one of those "anxious" mothers

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MatildaTheCat · 24/07/2017 18:05

I wouldn't be happy either. Is he passing urine regularly? He may be sleepy because he's got a virus but they shouldn't send him home if he's not able to keep hydrated.

Ask as many questions as you want to.


kissmethere · 24/07/2017 18:46

It sounds very hasty to be sending him home. If he's not keeping fluids down he's not going to recover at home. You definitely have to push this thought to the Dr's. There's something going on if this is happening frequently. Or having had a bug so many times has its toll on the poor little mite.


DD0314 · 24/07/2017 19:28

I'd speak to the doctors and explain that his condition is no different than when he was admitted so you can't understand why he's been sent home or how he is supposed to recover.
I wouldn't be happy to leave either. Poor baby Sad


eastie1122 · 24/07/2017 21:34

Only seeing this now I'm sorry, we have been sent home with the phone number of the ward to contact if we feel he is getting worse. They said that they couldn't do anymore for him until the stool sample results are in, which could take weeks. So tonight I have a lethargic child who may or may not retain fluids and a whole lot of worry. I knew i wasn't being precious about this, if I feel he is deteriorating in the slightest I will he back in there with him

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