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When to take her back? .Bubbles. 3 kids; United States 1694 posts
Mar 16th

My 3 year old has been sick for a week. We took her to the ER on Sunday night for dehydration and lethargy. They tested for influenza and it came back positive. Since it's viral, there wasn't much they could do, so they sent us on our way. It is now Thursday and she's still barely eating. I'm getting her to take in fluids, but not a lot. Her urine is dark and odorous. She no longer has a fever, but she's still lethargic. I think she may need IV fluids. We don't have a GP or health insurance at the moment. I hate to take her back to the ER, especially since they made me feel stupid the first time around, but I'm worried about her. I should probably take her in, right?

Married.....with children Due July 5 (boy); TTC since May 2015; 2 kids; Al Bundy, Nj, United States 2412 posts
Mar 16th

Maybe take her to urgent care? I would def get her looked at. 

.Bubbles. 3 kids; United States 1694 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting Married.....with children:
Maybe take her to urgent care? I would def get her looked at. 


They can't do anything there.

SomeMommy Due June 1 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 67676 posts
Mar 16th

I'd take her back. Simply because she sounds dehydrated and that could turn bad, fast with little ones. I mean, they may look at you stupid but I don't think they can refuse to treat her. I was told I'd be laughed out of the ER for taking one of my girls in for constipation. She was just a baby and hadn't pooped in almost 2 week, ebf so I just was worried. Idc, I walked into that ER and happy I did. She was fine but I surely wasn't laughed out like her pediatrician told me Unknown

.Bubbles. 3 kids; United States 1694 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting SomeMommy:
I'd take her back. Simply because she sounds dehydrated and that could turn bad, fast with little ones. I mean, they may look at you stupid but I don't think they can refuse to treat her. I was told I'd be laughed out of the ER for taking one of my girls in for constipation. She was just a baby and hadn't pooped in almost 2 week, ebf so I just was worried. Idc, I walked into that ER and happy I did. She was fine but I surely wasn't laughed out like her pediatrician told me Unknown


I think I'm going to take her in. I can't let her keep going like this. Flu season hit us hard this year.

SomeMommy Due June 1 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 67676 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting .Bubbles.:

I think I'm going to take her in. I can't let her keep going like this. Flu season hit us hard this year.


The flu is no joke either. You'll feel better if you take her in and hopefully she will too after getting seen. Poor baby <33

.Bubbles. 3 kids; United States 1694 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting SomeMommy:

The flu is no joke either. You'll feel better if you take her in and hopefully she will too after getting seen. Poor baby <33


I just don't know what else to do. I can't get her to eat, and I know she's not getting enough fluid. Her little round belly is flat. Her thighs look sunken, if that makes any sense. Thank you.

SomeMommy Due June 1 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 67676 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting .Bubbles.:

I just don't know what else to do. I can't get her to eat, and I know she's not getting enough fluid. Her little round belly is flat. Her thighs look sunken, if that makes any sense. Thank you.


A round of IV fluids might make a huge difference for her. It does make sense and I can tell you're worried. It'll benefit you both, IMO

Team❤Pink 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Maryland 4337 posts
status Mar 16th

I don't mess around with the flu. When in doubt, take her in. Who cares if they look at you weird. My peace of mind would mean more to me. The time both my DD got the flu, I was a nervous wreak for a week, they were so sick. I took my 3 yr old at the time to ER because she was crying in pain just laying on the bathroom floor-we had just been to her doctors that afternoon and was told she was fine. I even started crying while talking to the ER doc, telling her how scared and worried I was and she said she gets it and understands. She even gave me a hug. Lol. I needed that too. Everything turned out well in the ER too but I slept well that night knowing she was alright.
A 17 yr old girl from the area I grew up in just died from complications from having the flu. Her mom said one minute she was talking, the next she was gone. She had just been seen at the ER for breathing complications. Chest X Ray was fine. The autopsy found that she had developed septis.
My point is things can get bad fast with the flu-I'd take her back.

.Bubbles. 3 kids; United States 1694 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting Team❤Pink:
I don't mess around with the flu. When in doubt, take her in. Who cares if they look at you weird. My peace of mind would mean more to me. The time both my DD got the flu, I was a nervous wreak for a week, they were so sick. I took my 3 yr old at the time to ER because she was crying in pain just laying on the bathroom floor-we had just been to her doctors that afternoon and was told she was fine. I even started crying while talking to the ER doc, telling her how scared and worried I was and she said she gets it and understands. She even gave me a hug. Lol. I needed that too. Everything turned out well in the ER too but I slept well that night knowing she was alright.
A 17 yr old girl from the area I grew up in just died from complications from having the flu. Her mom said one minute she was talking, the next she was gone. She had just been seen at the ER for breathing complications. Chest X Ray was fine. The autopsy found that she had developed septis.
My point is things can get bad fast with the flu-I'd take her back.


We're going to go in. I just have to wait until DH gets home from work to stay with the other 2 kids.

ElleCole+triplets Due October 9; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32866 posts
Mar 16th

Damn with no insurance a bag of fluids costs like 2k...I would try really hard to force fluids at home :( poor sweetie

Team❤Pink 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Maryland 4337 posts
status Mar 16th

Quoting .Bubbles.:

We're going to go in. I just have to wait until DH gets home from work to stay with the other 2 kids.


Hopefully you both will be feeling better soon. Hugs!

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2467 posts
Mar 16th

Dose any pedi Office do a sliding fee scale? Ds1 has no insurence until April first so we are using the sliding fee scale. We pay 20.00 for a Office visit and it's good for a year when you would reapply for it. 

SomeMommy Due June 1 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 67676 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting ElleCole+triplets:
Damn with no insurance a bag of fluids costs like 2k...I would try really hard to force fluids at home :( poor sweetie


Oh shit, I didn't even think about that Angry

.Bubbles. 3 kids; United States 1694 posts
Mar 16th

Quoting ElleCole+triplets:
Damn with no insurance a bag of fluids costs like 2k...I would try really hard to force fluids at home :( poor sweetie


Oh, I know. My mom came over. We're holding her down and forcing fluids with a syringe.