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What reason would a hospital have for keeping a baby for 5 days

hassony Avatar
7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
my brother called me this morning really worried, he took his 2 months old son to hospital early this morning as he had high temperature and the hopsital have decided to keep him for 5 days, is this normal because of all the tests involved?

I told him to keep calm as I am sure its a precaution, he probably picked up a flu as both the dad and mom had it earlier this week
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
hope its nothing serious:?
#2
Maybe they think he has swine flu?

And can't he just ask why he's being kept that long?
#3
is he on antibiotics?
banned#4
never heard of them giving specific times, unless they know whats wrong of course
#5
edjaned
is he on antibiotics?


i think so
#6
any other symptoms or just high temp?
#7
hassony
i think so


prob be why then,to make sure he keeps them down and has plenty of fluids,my son stayed in for 10 days once on antibiotics
im sure he will be fine,try not to worry :)
#8
ignore me posted reply twice :oops:
#9
edjaned
any other symptoms or just high temp?


seems to be just high temperature, apparently he was ok last night, but his temperature got to 39!

no rash, vomiting or anything like that
banned#10
hassony
seems to be just high temperature, apparently he was ok last night, but his temperature got to 39!

no rash, vomiting or anything like that


and they have put him on antibiotics just because of a high temp :?
#11
ahh I just hope the baby is ok, so young.

My guess is somekind of infection but I am no nurse.
Hope the baby is on the mend and better very soon :)
1 Like #12
edjaned
prob be why then,to make sure he keeps them down and has plenty of fluids,my son stayed in for 10 days once on antibiotics
im sure he will be fine,try not to worry :)


thanks for that, thats a bit reassuring
#13
hassony
seems to be just high temperature, apparently he was ok last night, but his temperature got to 39!

no rash, vomiting or anything like that


yeah kids can get poorly really quickly,like i say they may just want to make sure his temp stays down and fluids stay down
#14
I can't find my stethoscope,i'll be with you directly!
#15
sassie
and they have put him on antibiotics just because of a high temp :?


no idea really, they must have done other tests on him the morning, but he didn't have any other clear symptoms apparently
suspended 1 Like #16
Maybe they just want to keep a eye on him being so young.. my little girls temp went up to 45 and vomitting a few months ago... and no one would even see her x
#17
hassony
no idea really, they must have done other tests on him the morning, but he didn't have any other clear symptoms apparently


i think alot of the time they just say its a viral infection,thats what they have put it down to a few times with my kids
#18
deb8z
I can't find my stethoscope,i'll be with you directly!


Resisting the temptation as this is a serious thread.:?

Oh its gonna be too much for me to bear. I can feel my head exploding already.
#19
AshleyRFC
resisting the temptation as this is a serious thread.:?


Yes i know:w00t: but i can't help if you're head explodes i'm afraid!
#20
Tinkytayls
Maybe they just want to keep a eye on him being so young.. my little girls temp went up to 45 and vomitting a few months ago... and no one would even see her x


I remember it was the same with my daughter when she was 2-3months, her temp got close to 40, I called the NHS helpline and they told me to uncover her and just leave her in her nappies, and keep an eye on her temperature, very worrying night, but I guess most parents have to go throught it one day
banned#21
if a high temp cannot be got down then some docs will admit them to hospital, high temps in babies for a long period of tiem isnt good, although dont know why thry got her on antibiotics, they obviously think something is up
suspended#22
sassie
if a high temp cannot be got down then some docs will admit them to hospital, high temps in babies for a long period of tiem isnt good, although dont know why thry got her on antibiotics, they obviously think something is up


Yeah i remember the lady on nhs direct asking if she was under 6 months x
#23
tinkerbell28
OMG, WTF ask this here?
There are millions of reasons some serious some not so and observation based or waiting on results, with little babies and temps they don't like to take risks and the dr's could have made one in amillion observations, I suggest they speak to the dr or nurse in charge really.


wow, thanks for the advice, we never thought of that:roll:
#24
edjaned
is he on antibiotics?


hassony
i think so


this will be why they are keeping him in then for 5 days,they have to let the antibiotics run their full course - standard proceedure. Hope he gets better soon :thumbsup:
#25
Im a doctor, can you please list the full symptoms
banned#26
yeah ok guys, think the op was just looking for a little chat and understanding rather than a diagnoses
#27
sassie
yeah ok guys, think the op was just looking for a little chat and understanding rather than a diagnoses


agreed think op just needed a bit of reassurance,maybe he has only had a quick call from his borther and not really had all the details,some docs dont really explain things v well and alot of the time u have to wait a long time b4 seeing doc
it seems no thread can be made these days without people jumping on their backs
banned#28
tinkerbell28
It's more sad that people are handing out false reassurances when they don't know what they are talking about.

OP seriously get the dr or nurse in charge to explain and don't go until they do, if you get no joy, turn it into a complaint , THEY will speak to you and then you will know for sure ok? The parents have the right to know why/how their child is being treated.


talk about giving out worng informatrion, maybe you should read the op
1 Like #29
i will admit i have no back ground knowledge and im no doc but i am a mum to 5 children who has been in the same situation many times and i was just suggesting why they may be keeping baby and was just answering ops question on why would the baby be kept in and answering ops question on if this was the norm
the baby is obviously in best place and i dont think anyone is offering diagnosis

anyway dont want to argue with anyone so for that reason i am out :)
[helper] 1 Like #30
There can only be two outcomes to these threads especially given the vague information

1. Re-assurance - which may or may not turn out to be false

2. Fear-the-worst - members (well at least some of the more insensitive ones) will just suggest the "worst case scenario"

So Tinks advice is probably the best.
banned#31
tinkerbell28
Thanks that is what I was trying to say before I got jumped on for not offering the advice op wanted, you said it clearer than me.

Coming on here and asking for advice suggestions on here with medical issues is worse then googling symptoms and some will give reassurance or suggestions, meaning well, but still second guessing, others won't mean so well and just be malicious, scare you, or try and second guess with the most negative thing they could google.

All I was trying to say is basically this is not the place for advice or suggestions of what may be wrong with this baby, it's really not. If I was a bit abrut in my opening post in the first line I apologise, but it infuriates me when I see people second guessing what's wrong with a 2 month old baby meaning well or not. Then when you give a logical response to the issue, you get a sarcy reply, as I was not full of false reassurances.

I hope you get this sorted and your brother gets the info he wants, he must be insistent they will talk to him. All the best.




there was no need for the first line because all the op asked was " is this normal because of all the tests involved?" no where did he ask for any diagnosis or anything of the kind, so yes your post did come across as really rude and agressive to someone who clearly wanted a bit of assurance that this was normal practise with a 2 month old baby who was poorly, yes a i agree probably not the best place to ask, but he is the uncle of baby and probably just clutching at straws till he can get to the hospital and be involved
banned 1 Like #32
tinkerbell28
Sassie mine was factual and not false guessing unlike you and others, but that's the thing on here unless it's all "don't worry my baby had that and she was fine, it's all normal, probably antibiotics xxxxxxxx" then you are rude and the posters like to gang up.

That's the point YOU ARE ALL clutching at strasw which is not helpful, op does nto even know what tests they are doing, neither do you, trying to ask and secong guess the dr's is NOT helpful at all and it's afals reassuring nonsense. Which is what you were doing here................


But don't let me get in the way of the medics of hukd :whistling:


i think you need to read the 1st 3 letters in your post to see what was offensive.

as already said, the op wasnt looking for a diagnosis, and wasn't given one by me, that doesnt mean your post wasnt rude, my post about the antibiotics you have quoted, is quoted for what reason? or did you miss the confiused smiley and think i am giving advice
banned#33
tinkerbell28
JB to be fair you are probably just as abrupt if not more so on most posts.


so am i at times, but it doesnt make it right, anyway hope the little one is ok x
banned#34
WTF maybe a phrase, but there is a reasons you didnt write what the ****, shall we guess the reason?
banned#35
tinkerbell28
Your allowed to use abbreviations and NOT asterix, no need to guess, HTH:)


not what i asked, but you already knew that, and i didnt use the asterix the forum did, HTH :-D















and yes i also know what you meant
#36
One of my friend's has caught something with similar symptoms, he is on tablets every 3 hours (day and night!).

Would imagine that it's potentially more threatening to a youngster, so perhaps it is a sensible decision.
#37
thanks for everyone's help (even tinks)

just spoke to my brother and the doctors told him they keeping him in because of the anti biotic, but the baby seems to be in a good condition and good mood, so hopefully it will be ok, understandbly my brother still worried though
#38
hassony
thanks for everyone's help (even tinks)

just spoke to my brother and the doctors told him they keeping him in because of the anti biotic, but the baby seems to be in a good condition and good mood, so hopefully it will be ok, understandbly my brother still worried though


thought it would be something to do with anti-biotics
glad to hear he is well in himself and hope he makes a quick recovery :)
#39
I agree with tinkerbell.

There was only one question in the OP, and it was for medical advice.

I don't know if it's still the case, but on M.S.E you were not allowed to give medical advice, and any threads like this one would've been pulled from the outset.

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