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daughter goes pale and unresponsive

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  • Posted By: claire2308
  • January 4, 2007
  • 10:41 PM

My daughter who will be 3 in April had an episode about 4 months ago where when waking her up to get dressed she was floppy and very pale, we were on holiday and about to go out for the day, we thought maybe she was just tired so we put her in the car but whilst we were travelling we noticed that her face and lips were completly white and although she was looking at us it was like she was very distant, we decided to take her to hospital and while we were waiting she fell asleep after a litlle while she was sick but it just fell out she did not reach, the hospital did all the usual tests but she seemed fine apart from how out of it she was and her paleness so they took her up to the ward and did a blood test which came back that she had an infection so they kept her in for observation, once we got onto the ward she woke up and was perfectly fine like nothing had happened, then the two days ago i got her up to go out and she was showing the same signs and the whole thing happened again exactly the same except she did not go to sleep and it lasted about half an hour (the time before was about 2 hours) i took her to the doctor and said it was nothing to worry about that it was similiar to when someone faints he said low blood pressure but surely sudden low blood pressure is something to be concerned about if it has happened twice, this has also happened to my son after his pre school jabs but his was worse he was in and out of consiousness but he had all the same signs, white face and lips, was sick and floppy, he was rushed to hospital by ambulance and by the time he got there he was perfectly normal like nothing happened as well, he was kept in over night for observation and they concluded that it was a severe reaction to the jabs. My biggest reason for concern is that i lost a daughter 7 years ago to a heart attack, she was only 2 days old and they have no idea why this happened, they said it could be hereditry as my partner lost his sister due to something to do with her heart (we are not sure what) Sudden losses of blood pressure i have read can sometimes be due to heart problems and i have also read that low blood pressure can sometimes cause a person to go into shock which sounds a bit like my childrens symptoms. I am probably worrying over nothing but i really need to know what is causing this, i would be very grateful for any help with this matter. Thank you,
Claire

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  • As a mother of four, I would like to encourage you to seek another opinion from a pediatrician. What you are describing could be several different things, even mild epilepsy. A well trained pediatrician should order an electrocardiogram and probably an electroencephalogram or be able to point you in the right direction if he/she can not solve this problem. I don't need to tell you what is going on is NOT normal. Keep searching and God Bless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 01:29 AM
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  • This is definitely not good. I was thinking it could be seizures myself, but did you know that malnutrition can cause the same symptoms? Celiac disease is a disease of the digestive tract, where an intolerance to gluten causes the intestines to not absorb nutrients. Take them both to a new doctor asap, there is NO WAY that those symptoms can be ignored.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 05:30 AM
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  • Thank you for all your comments, i have another appointment at the doctors on Monday to get a second opinion.
    claire2308 1 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 01:29 PM
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  • Make sure to check w/ a cardiologist. Doesn't sound like epilepsy (the paleness I mean), but I suppose anything is possible.Good luck. How scary this must be for you.Sam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 02:55 PM
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  • Was this episode after any medication? this happens to me if I have anything with a narcotic or morphine. Other things can cause this however depending on a persons sensitivity. (my son did this once after we gave him Phenergan) My first guess however would be heart related. Also, has she been tested as far a blood sugars are concerned?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 11:13 PM
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    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
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  • honey...ME affects everyone...even children...please google symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis...I'm a nurse and being tested for it right now...God Bless you and your family...mommy cat
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  • honey...ME affects everyone...even children...please google symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis...I'm a nurse and being tested for it right now...God Bless you and your family...mommy catIs there one specific test or is it a test of exclusion?Currently there is no simple diagnostic test for M.E. which is a diagnosis of exclusion. However, M.E. has many unique biological traits and an inexpensive and effective diagnostic test is the focus of much research. Typical symptoms include: extreme debilitating fatigue, post exertional malase, pain, muscle weakness, poor memory and concentration, orthostatic intolerance, digestive disturbances, hypersensitivity and immune system weakness. Symptoms range from mild to life-threateningly severe. All types of people at all ages are affected. In many cases, onset is linked to a viral infection. Other triggers may include an operation or an accident, although some people experience a slow, insidious onset. ME is an almost premanent illness with only a 5% recovery rate within the first two years and a declining recovery rate there after.However, many consider the CDC defined CFS (CDC-CFS) to encompass a large group of syndromes of potentially multiple etiologies.This is from the wiki page.
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  • My son had symptoms like this, he was 4.5 years old at the time. He was diagnosed with a more rarer form or epilepsy called BENIGN ROLUNDIC EPILEPSY. Worth checking out. Good luck. By the way, my son eventually outgrew it, he's now a healthy 21 year old.
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