Wasn't sure wether to post this here or in the paediatric forum.
My 3 year old son has been having fainting fits occasionally for the last 12-15 months,when he's cried so hard he couldn't catch his breath. At first i put it down to normal (extreme) toddler tantrum behavior - but it seems to be happening more often,and with less trigger(he did it on Saterday when i was tickling him)
He did it today when crying and was out so cold,he peed himself.
Even though he's only out for a matter of seconds,it's starting to panic me when it happens,and i'm normally a level-headed panic-free RN.:wink2:
He has an appointment with our doctor on Thursday,and i'm worried i'll be dismissed as a neurotic mom.If its just a toddler thing he'll grow out of,thats great,but i want to check that there's no underlying patholgy eg.???heart murmur????
Am i being hysterical,and getting things out of proportion?
What checks should the doctor be doing?
Thanks for any opinion or advice you may have
Dec 9, '02
Thanks for your support-i really appreciate it
Sadly in the uk,unless you are about to cardiac arrest you are lucky to get an appointment with your family doctor in less than3 days,so i was grateful to get Thursday!
If it was a sudden onset thing,he would have been in the ER this afternoon,but as i said its kind of crept up on us over about a year.
At the moment he's racing around the house with his older brother,driving me nuts!!!!-apart from the "faints" he's
Will keep you posted,thanks so much again!
Last edit by ayemmeff on Dec 9, '02