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fever, vomiting and frothy blood

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  • Posted By: taniaaust1
  • March 14, 2008
  • 11:58 PM

Hi.. a couple of days ago, my young niece (18 mths old) was admitted to hospital due to becoming very limp, having a fever (38 degree celcius) and projectile vomiting (she couldnt eat or drink). The day before she had diarhearrea.

They couldnt find a vein (thou they tried a lot and left her all bruised by their trying) to give her intraveinous antibiotics.

The strange thing which was noted during getting her blood tests (my sister hasnt got any results back) was that her blood was all bubbling (frothy/bubbly) in the serringe as it was drawn (my sister never saw the blood in the test tube, just as it was being drawn). Two nurses commented to my sister that she'd never seen blood like this before (my sister had thought it was strange too). So my sister and i are wondering why someones blood would go frothy?

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  • i think they hit an artery thats allnothing to worrie about aslong as they was only taking blood
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2008
    • 11:43 PM
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  • ok thanks.. one would think the nurses would of been used to that thou? but yeah that would make some sense. (my niece is now fine.. she was sick for a week)... a virus of some kind. Actually not long after that she got a second virus..and ended up in hospital on a drip again. But she is good now :)
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • November 6, 2008
    • 02:57 AM
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  • ok thanks.. one would think the nurses would of been used to that thou? but yeah that would make some sense. (my niece is now fine.. she was sick for a week)... a virus of some kind. Actually not long after that she got a second virus..and ended up in hospital on a drip again. But she is good now :) Glad she is doing better. Tell her to get on a good probiotic to help with her flora and boost her immunity!:) Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 6, 2008
    • 04:02 AM
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