(Closed) My daughter fainted???(advice needed)

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your one year old is fainting and you’re asking for advice on Weddingbee?! Call the doctor!!!!

EDIT: I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, I don’t mean it that way, I’m sure you’re panicked, but I really really think you need to call the doctor.

Post # 4
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Koolbeans621: call the on-call doctor. i hope everything’s okay!

Post # 5
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

My younger sister use to do that when she was mad. They figured out she was really holding her breath and made herself pass out. I think that is pretty common in toddlers. I would still call the on-call doc just to be sure and keep and extra close eye on her tomight.

Post # 6
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would call the on-call doc as well. It could be fainting, but it could have been a seizure (not all of them cause shaking). I’d definitely go in just to be reassured. 

Post # 7
1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How hot was the bath? Could be the blood rush from the bath being hot. But def call on call dr.

Post # 8
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hmm… could be seizures? I used to have them as a baby, and I’d just sort of faint/fall asleep suddenly.

Post # 9
1278 posts
Bumble bee

A doctor is where you need to go.  Something like this can be very serious.

Best of luck to you and your little girl.

Post # 11
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@Wonderstruck: Thank you. Too many people come to weddingbee for medical advice when they should be talking to a doctor.

Post # 12
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I understand the need to want to talk with other moms for support – knowing you aren’t looking for answers here – those come from the doc ๐Ÿ™‚

My cousin also held her breath when she was upset/not getting what she wanted. I’ve heard of many kids who do this. So I’m hoping that’s all it was ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with the doc tomorrow – hope you get some answers and it’s not something more serious. I know it’s scary!

Post # 13
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Koolbeans621: When my brother was very little, he used to throw fits and hold his breath.  My mom took him to the doctor, and he said it was fairly common, and basically just to let him do it.  Once he did it and it terrified me, so I called 911.  LOL.  Embarrassing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Koolbeans621: i hope you and your LO are feeling better today ๐Ÿ™‚ my initial reaction was similar to PP — go call your doctor!!! — but i totally understand your desire to find out whether other moms have experienced the same things with their kids. hope everything turned out ok. as a new mom, it can be hard to tease out what’s totally common and what’s cause for concern, especially if you’re already worried about every little thing as it is (like me :P)

BUT i would also say…if all your pediatrician’s on call doctor ever says is to call back during normal business hours…i would find a new pediatrician! they should provide comforting words and detailed action steps, ESPECIALLY after hours. if calling them during an emergency feels pointless, that’s probably a good sign that they aren’t providing you and your family with the care you need. just my opinion…

Post # 16
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think she just worked herself up so much and the combination of that plus the change of temperture just getting out of the bath might have caused this. Did she definitely faint? Or is it possible she threw herself down in a fit and stunned herself when she fell?

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