We had a bit of a scary time with BABA a couple of weeks ago, he was very sleepy, had a nasty rash, temperature, wasn’t waking for feeds or taking any of his milk, then suddenly he became unresponsive, whilst we were in a shopping centre. After being told not to worry over and over I ended up calling 111 and asking for an out of hours appointment (as it was just after 6pm on a Friday night) after explaining Oscar’s symptoms to the call handler she explained they would be sending an ambulance to our location. Cue MAMA absolutely freaking out, 3 lovely paramedics came and collected us from Marks and Spencer and off to the Ambulance we went. Long story short, he was okay, just a viral rash. Was poorly for a few days then back to normal. Whilst we were in hospital the Doctor explained we had done exactly the right thing in persisting because we know our baby, parents know best, we knew he wasn’t right. So firstly, trust your instincts but when you’re not sure what to think this website is very handy and suggested to us by the paediatrician.
The website has a very handy booklet full of really useful information for parents.
Have any of you had a scary experience with your little one?