Hello...I wanted to share what happened with my 15 month old son on 12/23 to see if it might be something that hasn't been considered.
All of a sudden, my son collapsed onto the floor, face down (head down, not to the side) and his right arm clenched against his chest. On the floor, it looked as if he was trying to get up, shaking a bit, but could not. He was picked up with his arm still against his body, then started to turn blue in the face (he was wearing long sleeves and pants, so I'm not sure where else). He then fell into unconsciousness for about 30 seconds. The blueness went away as he fell unconscious. Upon waking, he was listless and confused and unable to vocalize any crying. He was not able to cry until about 5 minutes later. I was holding him the entire time and he just layed against my chest the whole time. Meanwhile, the paramedics had arrived and we left to go to the hospital with them. In the ER, they did bloodwork, a cat scan, chest xray and EKG. The only problem was that his liver enzymes were off and he had sinusitis. So, we spent the night in pediatrics for observation and to start IV antibiotics for the sinusitis, where he was on monitors just in case he stopped breathing again. He was fine throughout the evening. In the morning, he had an EEG done for about 30 minutes (supposedly only 2/5 phases of the test were done). Later, a neurologist (not a peds. neurologist), read the EEG and did not find any abnormalities. We went home after having been there for more than 24 hours on 12/24. He has been fine ever since then. I called and asked our pediatrician to order one more blood test to rule out any exposure to a pain patch that my Mom had been wearing that day, and was worried that maybe he had touched it and reacted to it? It never came off of her, so we're not sure if it's even possible.
All I know is that before he fell, he was not crying or anything, so I don't think it was a breath holding spell, and he didn't trip on anything, even though he is quite the clumsy little guy. I truly believe that he was already impaired prior to the fall by something that stole his oxygen supply, or perhaps he had a seizure. Does anyone have any suggestions? If there is something that the doctors haven't thought of, I need to know so I can take care of my little guy! He also has an identical twin brother, so I want to make sure he is ok, too. One more thing, is that his older 8 year old brother, is on the autism spectrum, and I've seen several things in common with both babies and my 8 yr old. and many children on the autism spectrum have seizure disorders as well. Help!
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