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DS still asleep, what to do?

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DS is 15 months, been generally a bit grumpy for a week. Last night he was especially grumpy so calpol'ed him at put him to bed, he had a slight temperature. He hasnt woken since.

Waiting for an "urgent" call from GP nurse which will be this afternoon or possibly this evening.

Nothing specific, slight temp, was occasionally pulling at ears, decreased appetite. But he's completely un rousable, changed nappy with DD1 and 2 in the room jumping about and he just slept. He obviously is responsive because I've got a few oz of water into him and nurophen in him. But I cant wake him any more than that. So he's been asleep for 17 hours looks poorly but not collapsed. Occasional small cry but by the time I've got to his door he's asleep again.

So MNers should I call the GPs again, NHS direct or am I just wittling about nothing and let him sleep it off. DD2 has complex medical needs and I'm always on the ball with her getting her seen as appropriate. But a normal "abit unwell and sleeping child" has completely thrown me.

HildaOgden Sat 06-Apr-13 23:45:36

I'm glad to hear he's improving...you must have felt happy enough to burst when he said 'Dra' ,it's definitely another step on the road to recovery!

You wouldn't believe how often I think of your family,he is a lucky little man to have you and your girls rooting for him.I really wish you all the very best .

Ah feck it,here's some unmumsnetty (((((( hugs )))) from me too smile

Jules146 Sun 07-Apr-13 22:40:02

Kept checking back to see how you were all doing, thank you for updating. You are all constantly in my thoughts and I am hoping things will come naturally for him from this point on, all the best to you and your family smile

N0tinmylife Mon 08-Apr-13 12:58:58

So glad to see your update! I have been checking regularly, and wondering how he was doing. It must have been so lovely to hear his voice after such a long time!

Doubtitsomehow Mon 08-Apr-13 20:14:12

So so glad for you all, been wondering. Thank you for updating.

poodletip Wed 10-Apr-13 13:06:10

Just seen the update. Good to hear he's doing ok.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 12-Apr-13 11:29:31

smile It's so lovely to see his progress. He's a strong little boy, he must take after you. wink

BeaWheesht Fri 12-Apr-13 11:39:50

I'm glad he's on the mend

libertychick Sat 13-Apr-13 00:04:23

First time to see this thread - hope everything continues to improve for your DS. And well done OP for getting through it all.

Oh I read your posts back in January and thought I recognised the subject when it popped up in active convos just now.

Thank you for coming back and updating. DD had cp recently and I couldn't help but think of you then too.

Glad things are improving and you've a little break to look forward too, I do hope you all enjoy it!

dayshiftdoris Sun 14-Apr-13 01:13:37

I came here from your comment on the AIBU thread.

Wow... I am shocked at the impact chicken pox had and in such a 'mild' presentation... I too had chicken pox like your son as a child (7 spots) put was so mildly ill that I had to have my immunity checked when I became a midwife.

I've preached for years about the dangers of chicken pox but really nothing could have prepared you for what has happened to your son. You are so strong and positive... an inspiration.

And massive respect to the advice given on the thread... I have hesitated - I called my GP when my son wasn't responding and they phoned an ambulance... all my training and I just wasn't sure when it came to my own and it was exactly as you said - he didn't seem that ill, just not right and responding slight but not normally - paramedics told me that its often the case and catches many people out.
My son had a chest infection, high temp and what I was witnessing was the beginning of a febrile convulsion - he came round really quickly and home later that day but it's etched on to my memory.

I hope DS continues to improve and you reach your goal for October - you should be very proud of yourself and your family.

Hello clutching and mini clutching. I often wonder how you are and how the little one is coming on.
Whenever anyone mentions chicken pox it makes me think of you.
So just checking in to see how things are going and hoping you are all well smile

DollySisterDoesntLikeHerDiet Fri 13-Sep-13 22:26:30

Just checking to see if there has been an update and so pleased to see your ds continues to improve, Clutching. Wishing all of you a lovely holiday.

Hi thank you so much for thinking of us, I pop back from time to time just to remind me how far we have come.

DS is a wriggly little thing now crawling, in a fashion, noisy little grunts and squeaks and while his left side is still weak he is still able to get around and bash toys around. We have changed to a PEG tube. Which is something I have resisted but lifes so much easier now. I wish we had it straight off. I've just collected his first pair of glasses this week and he's spending alot of time trying to loose them. He's character is really shining through. He seems to have escaped most bugs going round and hasn't had any real set backs. I'm petrified about him getting sick, so he doesn't get much chance to brew anything before I'm ringing the hospital.

Holiday wise we are all booked up and excited to go.smile The girls seem to think October will be beach weather hmm and are counting down the days. They have been fantastic this year and I just want them to enjoy it so fingers crossed the weather will improve. It will be my first holiday with them on my own so its a real adventure for us all.

DS is still needing alot of care but he's such a joy to be around now. It doesn't feel as hard as it once was.

So all in all lifes looking good for us. DS is definitely improving and while life has lead him down a different path from most, he's enjoying life and is a very happy little boy. We still have a long way to go but everything's going right for is so far.

farewellfarewell Sun 22-Sep-13 22:33:17

Well I am just delighted to read that update clutching. I have lurked and checked up to see how you all are. I'm so pleased you are off on holiday and hope you really get to unwind, as much as is possible with three little ones! I often wondered if your ds progress continued and I'm so glad it has, he sounds adorable esp. the crawling (my lot are long past that now but it is so cute!). He surely is a tough little man!flowers

lurcherlieber Sun 22-Sep-13 23:43:30

wow op ive just read this whole thread what a horrendous time youve had worrying for your boy. he is a real tough cookie like his mum! i have nothing great to add but just wanted to wish you and your boy the best. i hope he keeps up his excellent progress grin

cordyroy Mon 23-Sep-13 14:19:26

Like Lurcher I have just read your thread and can't believe what you and your family have been through this year. What strength you and your little man have. If you can come through all of that with spirit intact you can do anything! So much luck to you all for the future. Have a lovely holiday xx

I'd go and wake him, and call the doctor again. hth

Gerragrippe Tue 24-Sep-13 22:04:57

Sarah..have you read the thread

Clutching I read your thread at the start ..so glad he has made such progress and best wishes

Gerragrippe Tue 24-Sep-13 22:05:25

Pressed too soon...best wishes to you all xx

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 24-Sep-13 22:42:16

Clutching I've read through your posts on thread- you and your ds have been incredibly brave. I really hope he continues to do so well and hope you all have a lovely time on your holiday

Glad to hear your update clutching. How was your holiday?

melodyangel Fri 08-Nov-13 18:37:26

I stumbled on this thread searching for similar symptoms for a friends child a little while ago. So glad your Ds is doing well Op and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

DollySisterIsWaitingForSnow Mon 18-Nov-13 21:53:38

It's lovely to hear ds continues to improve, Clutching. Hope you all had a good holiday.

duchesse Tue 19-Nov-13 21:19:54

So glad to read that DS is continuing to improve, Clutching.

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