My little boy Courtney was 17 months old, an only child and very much loved. He fell ill one evening vomiting his milk, and had a high temperature. We called our emergency GP who asked whether he had a rash anywhere, and he didn't.
We were told to keep him cool and administer Nurofen as it sounded like he had a viral infection. We did that over night and by morning he was still not well. I rang the GP and got an appointment at 11.45am; his Dad was going to take him to as I was due at work.
On changing his nappy before getting in the car for work I noticed a small purple mark on his groin which wasn’t there on the last nappy change. I checked him for any other marks – there were none, so to this day I cannot say why but I rang up work said I would be in after I had been to A&E. I got in the car and drove to A&E – I never waited for the doctor’s appointment.