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Help, any suggestions?

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linzoid · 25/05/2003 18:55

My 7 yr old ds has been whinging and whining that he doesn't feel well and his head hurts for the last 2 hours. I have given him some calpol an hour ago and he is still unhappy. Anyone know what i could do for him. Dp is out and i WAS looking forward to putting my feet up and watching big brother!

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54321 · 25/05/2003 19:16

Is big brother on now maybe it would distract him if you sit down together to watch it. Heads and it hurts mum are always difficult to know how much they really hurt aren't they? Hope he feels better very soon. Sorry can't offer anything positive.

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lou33 · 25/05/2003 20:21

You could try giving him some junior nurofen too Linzoid. Sometimes giving them a cold flannel on the forehead helps. It might not do any physical good, but they feel like something is being done; a placebo effect.

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linzoid · 25/05/2003 20:27

Throwing up now aswell. I always feel sooo worried when my kids are ill. Watched tele with me for a while and has just said he wanted to go to bed so have tucked him up now and hoping for the best.

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Dahlia · 25/05/2003 20:51

linzoid, we have exactly the same thing going on with my 7 year old dd - she was up in the night throwing up big style, which is VERY unusual for her, and today we thought she was ok, and had arranged to go to the pub for lunch with friends, we were literally 2 minutes from pub when she hurled all over herself, the car, her favourite cuddly toy etc. So we went home (which nearly killed me as I was slobbering uncontrollably at the thought of roast beef) - all afternoon she has been a bit off, and eaten a tiny bit of plain pasta and dry bread, and drunk a fair bit of water - put her to bed at 6.45pm, she was out like a light, sponged her face with cold flannel, made a big fuss of her, and left a bell by her bed so she could ring it if she felt poorly. She loved that! I keep going up to feel how hot she it but she hasn't got any worse so I reckon sleep is the best thing now. But its awful isn't it when they are ill - my dd is never ill so I feel a bit useless.

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