"Nurofen recommended for convulsing baby at Werribee Mercy Hospital "

About: Werribee Mercy Hospital

(as a parent/guardian),

I rushed my baby girl to the Werribee Mercy Hospital at midnight as she had a fever of 40.9 and was convulsing. I went straight through to emergency and had to wait for 3 hours to be seen.

I was eventually seen to by a doctor there who advised me to give her Nurofen and keep her fluids up and if it happens again to go back.

I went back home and put her to bed as it was 3: 30am and by 9:30am I rushed her straight back and was told it was a viral infection and to keep giving her fluids and Nurofen.

3 days had past and my baby was no better, not sleeping, crying all the time and not drinking that much. I had enough as her temp. was still peaking at 39 and thought this was something more serious.

I called the home doctor and when he came I informed him of everything and he took her urine sample and she had a urine infection. I WAS FURIOUS! ! ! ! ! ! How could the Werribee hospital just put it down to viral instead of checking her out?

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