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Please Help- 3 Month Old

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  • Posted By: emilystrange
  • April 20, 2010
  • 02:10 PM

My son is almost 3 months old and recently has some odd symptoms. He has had 4 episodes (so far) of stretching his arms out and getting stuff, then his face turns blue. The best way I can describe his face is that it looks like someone is chocking him. Then he comes out of the episode in a few seconds and screams in pain. It takes my husband and I a while to calm him down. I cannot find any disorder on the internet that includes these symptoms. Any guidance/advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  • My son is almost 3 months old and recently has some odd symptoms. He has had 4 episodes (so far) of stretching his arms out and getting stuff, then his face turns blue. The best way I can describe his face is that it looks like someone is chocking him. Then he comes out of the episode in a few seconds and screams in pain. It takes my husband and I a while to calm him down. I cannot find any disorder on the internet that includes these symptoms. Any guidance/advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!Hi, I am so glad I read your post. Sorry to scare you a little, but I would go to the hospital right away with your son. I would not hesitate. Reason why I am saying this is that my son at 3 months old developed sleep apnoea where he would go to sleep and stop breathing, therefore he turned blue where we would have to wake him. Not saying that it is that, but they told me in the hospital that with ANY symptoms of a baby going blue, you should call an ambulance straight away. One of the tests they did on him was to see if he was having seizures. In our case it was negative, but, not meaning to scare you, have him tested for this straight away. Rule it out as your number one. I am no doctor, but this sounds like it could be. Good luck, and I hope to god its not, but at least rule it out.
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  • Take your baby to the doctor to get checked for anything that could be causing a lack of oxgyen. Have your doctor evaluate for breathing and cardiac problems first is my recomendation, then go from there.
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  • Hi, I am new to this site. I have 5 children and have experienced alot with my kids over the years. Does your child have regular bowel movements? He could have a blockage that he can't pass. Just a thought.....:)
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  • Hi, I am new to this site. I have 5 children and have experienced alot with my kids over the years. Does your child have regular bowel movements? He could have a blockage that he can't pass. Just a thought.....:)He goes every day/every other day which the doc says is normal
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  • Hi, I am so glad I read your post. Sorry to scare you a little, but I would go to the hospital right away with your son. I would not hesitate. Reason why I am saying this is that my son at 3 months old developed sleep apnoea where he would go to sleep and stop breathing, therefore he turned blue where we would have to wake him. Not saying that it is that, but they told me in the hospital that with ANY symptoms of a baby going blue, you should call an ambulance straight away. One of the tests they did on him was to see if he was having seizures. In our case it was negative, but, not meaning to scare you, have him tested for this straight away. Rule it out as your number one. I am no doctor, but this sounds like it could be. Good luck, and I hope to god its not, but at least rule it out.
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  • Sounds very much like an epileptic seizure,common enough with newborns and nurslings because of their immature synaptic system.Remission occurs in most of the cases with age,yet there`s a small procentage who will develop the illness.You need to see a Pediatrician because there`s a risk of neuronal damage due to hipoxia during the crisis
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