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Sudden symptoms in 13 yr old son

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  • Posted By: sandy74
  • January 12, 2009
  • 05:36 PM

Hi, yesterday my 13 year old son exhibited some very sudden scary symptoms.
heres what happened...
him & his father were scratching lottery tickets...he was kneeled down beside the table.. he complained his neck felt very warm.. pushed the lottery tickets away and said he was done..was very irratable then the color absolutely drained from his face he was a grayish white color.. his lips even turned white. We immediately sat him down in a chair and my husband felt his pulse in his neck. he said if anything is seemed a little slower..my son let his head rest against his dads arm and he was very "loopy" looking for lack of a better expression..could hardly keep his eyes open and his eyes seemed to want to roll back. he never lost consciousness and stayed responsive. hubby gave him a drink of water when he seemed to come out of it while i got dressed and we immediately took him to the hospital. my son complained of chest pain.. (which most likely was muscle pain from shoveling snow the day before) he's a special needs child who doesnt necessarily understand the difference between sudden symptoms and something that hurt before.. regardless the ER docs got him an ekg which came back normal..blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation was all normal. they couldnt find anything and sent us home. never ran any blood work or other tests. Son was tired after this ordeal but seems to be fine since... any suggestions or people that have had similar episodes and what did you find out.. he has had an episode before although much milder a few months ago

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  • Hi, yesterday my 13 year old son exhibited some very sudden scary symptoms.heres what happened...him & his father were scratching lottery tickets...he was kneeled down beside the table.. he complained his neck felt very warm.. pushed the lottery tickets away and said he was done..was very irratable then the color absolutely drained from his face he was a grayish white color.. his lips even turned white. We immediately sat him down in a chair and my husband felt his pulse in his neck. he said if anything is seemed a little slower..my son let his head rest against his dads arm and he was very "loopy" looking for lack of a better expression..could hardly keep his eyes open and his eyes seemed to want to roll back. he never lost consciousness and stayed responsive. hubby gave him a drink of water when he seemed to come out of it while i got dressed and we immediately took him to the hospital. my son complained of chest pain.. (which most likely was muscle pain from shoveling snow the day before) he's a special needs child who doesnt necessarily understand the difference between sudden symptoms and something that hurt before.. regardless the ER docs got him an ekg which came back normal..blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation was all normal. they couldnt find anything and sent us home. never ran any blood work or other tests. Son was tired after this ordeal but seems to be fine since... any suggestions or people that have had similar episodes and what did you find out.. he has had an episode before although much milder a few months ago He needs his blood glucose levels checked - I assume they checked this at the hospital? What had he eaten/drank prior to this episode? Did he have any spontaneous sweating? Cold clammy hands and feet? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 05:39 PM
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  • the did no tests other then the ekg.. never thought to check for claminess he complained of feeling warm, didnt seem to be sweaty. He had eaten an average sized bowl of peanut butter/ chocolate flavored cereal about 2 hours before and about 8 to 10 ounces of orange juice and nothing in between that and the episode
    sandy74 2 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 05:42 PM
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  • he had probably about a cup of whole milk in his cereal..forgot to put that in
    sandy74 2 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 05:44 PM
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  • It could have been a petite mal, which is difficult to detect. I would have him evaluated by a neurologist. Perhaps whatever is in the scratchers/dye/lead? etc. was a trigger for him..it would be interesting to contact the lottery dept and ask them what they use on the scratchers.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 00:31 AM
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