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should I take him to the docs?

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SenoraPostrophe · 17/01/2005 21:19

ds has a nasty cold (as do all of us) and it seems to have affected his balance, but not his fearlessness.

In the last two days he's has two quite nasty falls - from a toddler sized chair and the toybox. Makes a nasty noise on the marble floor .

Anyway it occurs to me that perhaps I should take him to the docs just in case. should I? he's 12 months and still at the "rubbery head" stage - also has fallen before. I'd say he was fine, but he isn't because he has this filthy cold but he is still himself in between whinges. What do you think?

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mumofelise · 17/01/2005 21:20

could be an ear infection. i would take him

IloveMarmite · 17/01/2005 21:20

I'm not sure. I would probably wait it out and keep checking to see he's OK.

Dior · 17/01/2005 21:21

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BubblesDeVere · 17/01/2005 21:21

Personally, I would take him to the doctors to get him checked out and put your mind at rest, he may have the onset of an inner ear infection and it would be treated quickly, Or ring NHS direct, I have found them invaluable with my two when they have been ill.

SPARKLER1 · 17/01/2005 21:21

reading your post made me think of a possible ear infection. No harm in getting him checked.

SenoraPostrophe · 17/01/2005 21:33

Oh god, not an ear infection.

Didn't think of that - was just thinking about the nasty bump on the head. I'll take him tomorrow.

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charlie01 · 17/01/2005 21:39

I thought you meant the bump to the head, was watching this thread as my 12 month old has had some nasty falls this week and I'm never sure how badly he has fallen and what I should do. Having said that the ear infection and lack of balance makes sense for him as well as he's got a cold as well.

BubblesDeVere · 18/01/2005 09:47

SenoraPostrophe, how is ds now? Have you been to the doctors?

Marina · 18/01/2005 10:18

I know ear infections are not good news in Casa Postrophe , how are you all today Senora?

SenoraPostrophe · 18/01/2005 18:22

well, I took them to the docs - ds doesn't have an ear infection, but is probably asthmatic, and dd does have an ear infection.

I couldn't believe it. Will be taking them every time they have a temp now - the doc asked if dd had been crying a lot (i.e. infection is quite bad) but she hasn't - she's just been a bit ill. Little trooper.

No problem with the bumps on the head though!

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Marina · 19/01/2005 09:36

Our dd has monster ear infections on a regular basis with nothing to show for it beforehand except for being slightly restless and tetchy, SP. Some girls are just born stoics! Hope they both feel better soon, glad ds' bonce is OK.

girlfromipanema · 19/01/2005 22:33

senora, have you tried calling nhsdirect as well, they can reassure you in between visits.

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