+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,135
    Thanks
    655
    Thanked
    1,267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default 9yo lower left abdo pain

    DS (9yo) has complained for a few days of a belly ache, has generally not been himself - tired, sleeping in (terrible sleeper generally), slow on his feet. No signs of anything other than saying it was sore.

    Picked him up from school and he's like a walking zombie, pale and very quiet and compliant (very unusual!). He's complained terribly of this abdominal pain on the lower left side - slight prod elicits a big reaction.

    We came home and well he's got the runs big time (liquid sorry), slight fever of 37.8, he's still pale and quieter than normal. No vomiting (I hope it stays that way).

    I'm assuming it's some sort of gastro bug although I have no idea from where he picked it up but the abdominal pain has me slightly questioning if I need to keep an eye on him. Are bigger kids a dehydration risk? He only drinks water and we are trying to make him do it. Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    112
    Thanked
    81
    Reviews
    0
    Have you called 13health and talked to a nurse. They may be able to advise what you can do or if you should take him to a doctor?

    I'd keep his fluids up, maybe some panadol to reduce his fever and keep and eye on his belly pain to make sure it doesn't get worse.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,135
    Thanks
    655
    Thanked
    1,267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I haven't called because DH thinks I'm
    overreacting which is pretty funny coming from him seeing as my last two gut instincts had DS in hospital twice for a week each time. I'm posting here so he doesn't know as he's already got the grumps on with me. I'm sure that sounds silly.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,588
    Thanks
    486
    Thanked
    2,096
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Sounds like a tummy bug probably picked up from school. See how he is overnight . dehydration not too much of a problem if not vomitting.

    Poor thing. Hope he feels better in the morning

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    11,872
    Thanks
    3,059
    Thanked
    3,348
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My first thought was possible appendicitis, but then read you said the pain is on the left side, not lower right.

    Definitely not constipation pains since he's had diarrhea.

    If it goes on longer than the usual gastro bug time, then I would definitely be getting him checked over.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,725
    Thanks
    1,215
    Thanked
    3,233
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default 9yo lower left abdo pain

    Meh if he's already got the grumps who cares. Ring the nurse on call. It's your own boy so stand up for him and just let your hubby strop. Sounds like it could have been a tummy bug brewing for a few days.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,135
    Thanks
    655
    Thanked
    1,267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    DS went straight to sleep and hasn't got up so I'll leave him (nurse on call wanted me to wake him) so I'll see how he is through the night and tomorrow. I hope it passes quickly, as full on as he is it's unnerving seeing him so quiet.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Throbbing lower back pain
    By mummyof389 in forum Third Trimester Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-10-2015, 10:00
  2. anyone have lower dose pregnyl booster and...
    By missttc1 in forum pregnancy and babies through IVF
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-03-2015, 05:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
TPS Health Physiotherapy and PilatesTPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Delightful DecemberConception & Fertility General Chat
I am...#21General Chat
Baby shower gift ideasProduct Recommendations & Questions
Ttc 2018Conception issues & ttc
adjusting 14 yo sleep habitsGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›