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#1 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

DS woke up 30 mins ago, he woke up with a temp of 38.7, a sore throat, coughing and saying he was not feeling well enough to walk, since having a slightly cool bath his temp is almost normal, he walked into the kitchen but when he was looking down at the bottom of the fridge he said ow and complained of his neck hurting.

I will be taking him to the GP at 9am when they open but that is 1 1/2 hours away so I am wondering if one symptom on it's own is enough to warrant a trip to emergency, he has not had any vomiting, a obvious rash, high fever, sensitivity to light, or vomiting.

#2 BadCat

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

Please call HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.  They will be able to assess the symptoms and advise you.

Hope your llittle one is OK and it's nothing sinister.

#3 Taystee

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Agree with Bad Cat. Don't google symptoms or wait for responses here- call someone in the know!

#4 Chelli

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for that BadCat, hopefully the health direct line was able to further assist.

OP, I hope your DS is feeling better.

#5 ~sydblue~

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

With those symptoms I would just be going to emergency.

#6 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Dr is on his way.

#7 BadCat

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:23 AM


#8 Isolabella

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

Glad to hear that.

I would have been off to the ED. I went seriously downhill over a few hours when I had meningococcal septicema. Started day with minor sore throat....ended up spending days in hospital.

My son had a sudden 40 degree fever. Complained of headache/neck ache and sensitivity to light.

I just called the Dr and turned up at their offices (I love my Dr as they do squeeze in emerg appts for potential bad things). Thankfully all ended up being OK.

#9 Taystee

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Let us know how you go x

#10 Ireckon

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

The only symptom DS had with meningitis was screaming every time I moved him - as though he had a migraine, at 4 weeks of age. Instinct told me something was not right.

I took him straight to the GP who sent us straight to hospital, who had us in a bed and seen by a doctor within an hr of seeing the GP.

Hope your little one is ok, keep us updated.

#11 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Dr has been, it's the usual virus + Reactive Airways so back on panadol + prednisone + ventolin, so pleased, this I know how to manage and hopefully no hospital as long as DS O2 sats are OK.

Thanks for the help everyone.

#12 BadCat

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

I'm glad he's OK.  Well not OK, but you know what I mean.  original.gif

#13 Isolabella

Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

It is better to be seen and rule the bad out.

Glad to hear it is just same old same old not nothing new for you.

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