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Old 05-01-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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Poorly 7 year old

Hi. My son is 7 years old and had been complaining of tummy pain Thursday and Friday. I thought nothing of it and gave him neurofen for his pain. Saturday he woke up and looked really tired, he had a fever of 39.1 and was really off it that day and barley moved from the sofa. He only ate abit of his cereal that morning. He vomited once around 5pm but was complaining alot of tummy pains and crying. Sunday he sempt worse and said his tummy pains were worse. We went to A&E to get him checked for appendicitus. They did a urine sample which was showing protein. They wasn't sure what was wrong with him so sent him home and told him to drink plenty of fluids. So today he's been worse and has been refusing to drink water as he says it hurts his tummy. Today he has drank around 300ml of water, still complaining of tummy pains, crying and curling up because the pain is that intense. I decided to take him back to A&E for them to still say they don't know what's wrong with him, even though they have done no tests. They have just advised us to pump plenty of fluids through him. I know this isn't a tummy bug, as a parent you when something isn't right, I just can't pinpoint what it could be. I have an appointment with our family GP tomorrow to have a chat with him. Does anybody have a clue what this could be or anything I could suggest to my GP? Could I ask for an ultrasound to be preformed? Thank you in advance.

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Old 05-03-2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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Re: Poorly 7 year old

Hi Ktj,

Really sorry to hear about your son. I can completely understand how it feels being worried about someone. I'm unsure what the cause of all of these problems could be. It could be the flu, possibly - the symptoms indicate it, especially since his fever is/was around the same temp. it would usually be in that case. As well as that, vomiting and stomach pain isn't abnormal in people who've caught the flu. Is he doing better now or still feeling the same? GPs can often refer you to see a specialist who can better understand what's going on. I'd ask for a referral to someone who handles more severe sicknesses if I were worried, and I'd especially ask for one if it hasn't gone away by now. GPs handle everyday sorts-of-things like colds, flus, etc. If it is the flu, your GP will handle it. But, if it's something more severe or at least you think it is, I'd definitely go with the option of seeing someone more educated. As far as the ultrasound goes, I don't think it's necessary since they are usually performed to see if there are any problems with certain organs. I suppose you could have one to see if anything is forming in/around your son's stomach...but this just sounds like a mild-ish bug to me, even though I'd have to be there to witness your son's actions and feelings to what's going on.

I can't give much more advice since this isn't my type of thing, but I thought I'd try to help lend a hand a little with a second opinion. Please let me know if there's anything else I can contribute in effort to help you and your son out!
- Raven

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