So I'm sitting in emergency with ds3 (9 weeks old)... Because he has a cold and was doing the whole seesaw breathing and flaring his nostrils. I called health direct after umming and ahhing because he seemed perfectly happy other than the breathing...
Health direct said take him straight to emergency, now we got here and of course it's calmed down now. Isn't it always the way?
So now I feel sooo silly for being here but have to wait to see a doctor...
Share your stories when you've felt like a hypochondriac mother to make me feel better?
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17-02-2012 10:31 #1
Feel silly now!
17-02-2012 10:43 #2
Noo dont feel silly. My little girl got a cold 3 days after we finished breastfeeding. Two weeks later, still sick and coughing we started seeing doctors but because she was 6 months old they told me it was viral and she'd be ok cause she never coughed in front of the dr. 4 more doctors visits and 7 weeks later I had a hyperchondriac Mummy meltdown at the Dr's so they tested her. Turns out was whooping cough! So mummy knows best i reckon.
Hope your little one is ok.
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17-02-2012 10:44 #3
We have house call doctors here who bulk bill and come after hours, usually only a 20 minute wait...
Or I'd look like you do a lot. Better safe than sorry I say. I thought DS was okay, but the doctor said I had to get more fluids into him and his temp down in 3 hours or call an ambulance. I felt terrible and relieved I called him.
17-02-2012 10:45 #4Senior Member
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I've never been to the hospital for my son, but in his first year I had a lot of trips to the dr that was open til 10pm.
One time I took him thinking he had a raging temperature, and the dr couldn't get a high reading. Ended up buying an expensive ear thermometer as it was cheaper than regular dr visits!
17-02-2012 12:26 #5
We did similar to you a few weeks ago with 21mth old DD. Ski woke up during the night and was wheezing terribly (she had a cold). After falling back to sleep in my arms I was still worried so called nurse-on-call who could hear her cough and wheeze in her sleep and said to take her to hospital. Of course about half way to hospital she stops wheezing and was wide awake wanting to run around by the time we arrived. After a bit of a wait and speaking to a nurse who listened to her chest it was suggested gently to us that we go home to bed!!!
Worst thing was the "I told you so" look from my DH who didnt want me to call nurse on call in the first place!! oh well, no harm done. So I know what you mean OP
17-02-2012 12:36 #6Worth more than RUBIES
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my daughter had croup every winter in the town we used to live and i took her to a doctor numerous times and they always said she was fine by the time we had sat in the waiting room for half hour etc it was sooo frustrating coz at home her little mouth was blue around it and then to be told ummm nothing was wrong with her... only one doctor believed us and he left before she was tested but very luckily she has out grown it and hasnt had any issues since moving.
17-02-2012 12:45 #7
Better safe than sorry. We did that last year when the 15-16month old was vomiting. Had probably only been going on for 1.5-2hours max, but she couldn't keep down breast milk
She vomited again in the ER waiting room...and that was it. lol she hated only being allowed 20ml of Gatorade every 20min for three hours :-(
But, made us feel better
17-02-2012 13:02 #8
Thanks everyone! Does make me feel a lot better...
We're at home now, and poor lil mite has bronchialitis (sp?). 9 weeks is wayyy too young to be sick.
His big brothers are also very sick... Fun times!
17-02-2012 15:54 #9Senior Member
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Oh poor little man. Bronchiolitis is horrible. My boys were in and out of hospital for the first 2 years. They have asthma, and every time they got sick they would end up with bronciolitis so bad we would be in hospital for up to a week at a time.
Twin 1 had bronciolitis, was on antibiotics which seemed to be working. He was asleep on the couch when he stopped breathing. He had croup. Paramedics couldn't intubate him so we had a very quick ride to the hospital. Thankfully the 3rd dose of adrenalin revived him. It all happened so fast.
I always thinks its best to err on the side of caution. There is no harm getting them checked out at the Dr or hospital..... even if you feel a little silly when you get there and they seem fine.
17-02-2012 16:20 #10
I haven't been to the hospital, but I've had several times when I've rung the local doctors in tears and begged for an appointment straight away because I think it's 'swine flu' etc.
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