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    Default Options if Paed unavailable?

    Our paed is away for a few weeks and I can't get an appt until 20th Jan. I'm worried that we can't wait that long, what are our options? I've tried other paeds before and their wait times have been much longer.

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    If serious enough present at emergency they will have a pead on call. Hope all is ok. Have you explained to the reception of his office? They possibly have a recommendation on your next step

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    I needed a paed on Monday and couldn't wait to get into one so we just went to emergency.

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    Emergency
    See your go and they can write a letter to the hospital. If urgent enough they will fit you in.

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    Often if your GP calls the office, they can organise an appointment sooner if necessary.

    Hope everything's ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
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    See your go and they can write a letter to the hospital. If urgent enough they will fit you in.
    This is what my gp did.

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    Is it urgent? Go to Emergency.
    Paeds sometimes have an on call service or get your GP to phone them and tell them it's urgent.

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    Thanks. It's not urgent in the sense that it's an actual emergency. I am just really worried about feeding as I'm in the process of weaning, but I'm worried DS is not tolerating the formula. We need a paed to get the next step up (prescription formula) and I don't want to put DS through any pain or weeks of exhaustion due to poor sleep if I can avoid it. Going back to exclusive breastfeeding is not an option, his weight is a bit of an issue despite feeding every 1.5-2hrs and the diet I need to be on is too restrictive for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Thanks. It's not urgent in the sense that it's an actual emergency. I am just really worried about feeding as I'm in the process of weaning, but I'm worried DS is not tolerating the formula. We need a paed to get the next step up (prescription formula) and I don't want to put DS through any pain or weeks of exhaustion due to poor sleep if I can avoid it. Going back to exclusive breastfeeding is not an option, his weight is a bit of an issue despite feeding every 1.5-2hrs and the diet I need to be on is too restrictive for me.
    If weight is an issue I'd go. My DD lost 240g from Friday to Monday so I went to emergency and was seen almost straight away. Ended up getting a prescription for reflux medication.

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    Is your paeds rooms closed? Such a shame I have several unopened tins of elecare I could've given you until you sort it out.
    But yeah. .. If bub gets lethargic ... sleepy.... irritable. ..I try to get to hospital and then you can trial those formulas. I guess the allerpro isn't working for you guys.


 

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