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    Default Need advice with sick DD!

    Hey girls/guys

    i need some advice, because im not sure what to do...
    On wednesday night DD (who is 7months) became sick - and it seem to come on rather suddenly (she seemed fine throughout out they day - i didnt notice anything different with the way she was acting)


    Yesterday She was still very unwell and not her usual happy self - I called to get a drs appointment - earliest i could get one was tuesday next week! so I called the health direct and they advised me to go to the emergency room - so i went to my local hospital who turned me away and said just to go to the after hrs gp - so i went to the after hrs gp, they just said she has cold.
    This morning she is still really sick and now has been doing huge vomits (i actually have a bucket next to us for when she chucks because it been so much!)
    Called health direct and they suggested i go back to the emergency!


    **Here are her symptoms**
    Not feeding/eating properly - (only had 200mls yesterday in total and no solids)

    Temperature of 38-39 - been giving her panadol and nurofen (which is brought it down to around 36)

    Coughing (sounds chesty but the after hrs gp said its just clearing flem)

    Blocked and runny nose (her boogies are green)

    Poor sleeping

    not very alert or interested in her toys

    Continuos crying and screaming (dd is usually happy and hardly crys)

    Vomiting (not just a little chuck - big and projectile)

    ...I thinks thats all.


    This is her first time being sick - so i dont know if im just worrying too much? or if it really is something more?

    Thanks in advance xx

    P.s sorry that it was long

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    Do you have any other local GP's that you could get in to? To me she should probably be checked by a doctore (or even one that would come to the house) but I'm not sure you'd be seen by the ED but I'd hate for it to potentially get more serious.

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    Oh I was going to suggest calling the Health Line, but you have already done that... I would definitely be taking her somewhere else. Doesn't sound like just a cold to me.

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    What ED did you go to? If you can't get into any other doctors I would suggest going to PMH. You might have to wait a while but I doubt they would turn you away considering you baby is still so young.
    Good luck

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    The sudden onset makes me think influenza. I would try the ED again

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    Also don't worry about people thinking you are worrying too much. You know your baby and if you want her to get checked out then insist to them that she sees a doctor. Can't believe the GP couldn't fit you in until next week! When u tell them my DD's age they normally always make an appointment available.

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    Ring around and try and get her a GP appointment and if you can't, take her back to the children's emergency room and be firm and tell them you're not leaving until she's seen. Those symptoms sound like the flu. My DD has had the flu since the weekend and has all those symptoms except vomiting, it's awful. Shes had a temp on and off for the last 5 days. Keep her fluids up and I hope she is feeling better soon, poor thing!
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    Thanks for your replies.

    Iv called all the doctor surgeries around where i live and there all fully booked for today! (how ridiculous!)

    Misscheekysmum, I went to jooondalup ed - I'm thinking about going to PMH (its like an 1hr dive for me to get there - just didnt want to drive all that way if there just going to turn me down.)

    DD is finally alseep ! so im going to see how she is when she wakes.

    Thankyou again everyone

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    What area are you in? There is a walk in medical centre in Craigie that you don't need appointments for.

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    Definitely go back to the Ed or get in to a docs ASAP. Baby's can dehydrate very quickly if they can't keep anything down. Is she still making wet nappies? Good luck.


 

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