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    Default 7.5 month old unwell - should I take him back to doctor?

    Hoping someone with a bit of medical knowledge or just a more experienced mamma can help me! DS is 7.5 months and otherwise well.

    DS has been sick since last week. He came down with a cold which turned into croup, Tuesday night we had the home visiting doctor come as the coughing was getting a bit scary. He gave DS steroids and told us to take him to our GP the next day. GP prescribed 2 more days of steroids for the croup. We took him back Friday as he had a temp of 39.5 and was very lethargic. GP said its a virus try not to worry.

    Im trying not to worry but he is still coughing constantly and soooo tired. He isn't playing or 'talking' at all and is drinking and eating very little. He just wants to sleep all day, he's sleeping 3+ hrs at a time and still waking exhausted.

    Should I take him back to our GP or an I just wasting his time? I am getting worried about DS but if it's viral I know there's nothing the GP can really do.

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    I would check him over for any rash or redness, or any other further symptoms.?? Has his ears nose throat been checked?? I think I would go back to the doctor. Steroids work pretty quickly, I would have expected some improvement by this time. hugs, marie.

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    Take him back for peace of mind even if they can't do anything it won't hurt to get checked again. The fact that he doesn't want to eat/drink and very lethargic and not being his usual self (playing, talking etc) is worrying. Might be time for a blood test.
    So if it were me yes I'd definitely be going back to the dr and maybe a different one if you feel the one you have seen isn't taking things seriously enough. Good luck xo

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Take him back for peace of mind even if they can't do anything it won't hurt to get checked again. The fact that he doesn't want to eat/drink and very lethargic and not being his usual self (playing, talking etc) is worrying. Might be time for a blood test.
    So if it were me yes I'd definitely be going back to the dr and maybe a different one if you feel the one you have seen isn't taking things seriously enough. Good luck xo
    This. If you are worried there is nothing wrong with getting him checked over again. We ended up having to call am ambulance for DD last week for croup, it is awful

    If he's not taking any fluids we were told to mix up some hydralite and just syringe 20-30ms into her mouth every 20 mins, which we found worked really well (and made us feel better that as least she was getting some fluids)

    I hope he feels better really soon, its tough when they're so little and unwell

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    Thanks, I took him back today and he has a chest infection and an infected sore on his hand. Got a script for antibiotics so hopefully we will see some improvement soon, I want my smiley little man back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillieMollyMandy View Post
    Thanks, I took him back today and he has a chest infection and an infected sore on his hand. Got a script for antibiotics so hopefully we will see some improvement soon, I want my smiley little man back!
    I'm so glad you trusted your instinct and went back to the doctor, hopefully those antibiotics kick in soon and he feels much better!


 

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