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My dd got out of bed and fell on the floor saying my legs do not work cue me

(28 Posts)
sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 08:13:41

picking her up trying not to worry , she has a really bad cold at the moment,sweating and a continuous cough.

She was ill two weeks ago for 5 days she just seems to be ill all the time,how can I help her get better.

I have run out of medicine but will do school run and grab some can anyone recommend anything she is 5.

Flisspaps Tue 05-Mar-13 08:14:57

What does she mean, her legs don't work?

NewAtThisMalarky Tue 05-Mar-13 08:15:05

Take her to the doctor

sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 08:16:01

She says she can not walk, she is on the sofa.

Flisspaps Tue 05-Mar-13 08:16:24

If she can't stand up, and isn't very well, you need to seek medical advice, not get more medicine in.

ChompieMum Tue 05-Mar-13 08:18:46

Yes go to doctor. Probably a virus - two of mine have had flu- like viruses which caused problems with legs but best to check

sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 08:18:47

Called a doctor they will see her at 10.30.

JenaiMorris Tue 05-Mar-13 08:23:50

This happened to strapping, strong 12yo ds and it scared the bejesus out of me. It was flu and he recovered just fine, but it needs checking out.

Is the doctor coming to you or vice versa?

FancyPuffin Tue 05-Mar-13 08:24:54

Hope she's okay.

Agree it could be flu sad

Rosa Tue 05-Mar-13 08:30:03

When she stands do her legs give way? Or are they hurting? Either way I would get her seen.

Pozzled Tue 05-Mar-13 08:30:38

Glad you've got a doctor's appointment. Is it both legs? Just have a quick look at her joints- check they're not swollen or red. My DD had a joint infection caused by a virus.

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 08:30:53

you know how weak your legs feel when you are ill,t is probably that.
glad you have a doctors appointment.

fluids and rest and calpol

NoTimeForS Tue 05-Mar-13 08:33:25

DD had post viral arthritis and couldn't bear weight one time. We went to hospital.

BikeRunSki Tue 05-Mar-13 08:43:12

I suspect she's weak and floppy from being poorly, but see a doc. DS had post viral arthritis too, at 18 months. We were in hospital for 9 days and was on abx for 4 weeks.

HumphreyCobbler Tue 05-Mar-13 09:06:21

DD had irritable hip from a virus, they may want you to stay in so they can observe her. She was fine.

DeWe Tue 05-Mar-13 09:47:13

There's a virus that causes exactly that which is most common in children between the age of 5 and 10.
Whenever I've been to A&E in the morning there have always been at least one child in with that.
Hope she's okay.

I hope you get on okay at the docs. It may just be that she feels too weak and shaky to walk because of the cold, but definitely best to get it checked out smile

sonotpretty Tue 05-Mar-13 09:59:08

Thanks to everyone who came back we are off to the doctor in a minute.

She has tried to stand up but her legs buckle she says they hurt,have given her medicine now as well.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Mar-13 11:27:35

Hello everyone,

We're going to move this thread to Children's Health in just in moment, as we think it's the best place for it.

Hope your DD is ok sonotpretty! thanks

gordonpym Tue 05-Mar-13 16:44:00

Thinking about you. How is she now?

Pozzled Tue 05-Mar-13 23:43:59

OP, just wondering how it went at the doctors today. Hope all is well and that it's nothing too serious.

ChristineDaae Tue 05-Mar-13 23:54:20

Hope your daughter is ok!

MarinaHantzis Tue 05-Mar-13 23:55:52

I would ring the doctor asap!

MyCatIsAStupidBastard Wed 06-Mar-13 07:59:18

My DD has just done a similar thing. We are just waiting to speak to our doc. Hope your DD is ok. OP

This happened to DS when he was 3. Turned out to be 'flu. Hope your DD feels better soon.

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