Post # 1
My daughter,who will be 2 in feb, fainted. She had just gotten out of the bath and I mentioned a nap, she threw her normal “I don’t want to take a nap” anger fit. I was trying to get her clothing so I didn’t pick her right away. So I looked over to see her fall back, staring blankly at the ceiling. I rush over to put my hand on her chest and make sure she is ok, she stares like that for a few more moments before she begins crying again. I end up rocking her to sleep with her favorite blankly in a diaper. While I am planning on calling her Doc in the morning(he isn’t around on the weekends) i am not sure if I should call the on-call doc tonight. At first I thought it was a fainting fit but now after thinking about it I am not so sure.
A little back story, ever since she was an infant she has been a hard crier, meaning she cries so hard she runs out of breath. This usually happens when she is mad, like when she can’t have something or any time she has to sleep.I am usually holding her when she is doing this, so maybe that is way this haven’t happen before….Has this happened to anyone else??? I am kind of freaking out.
Post # 3
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
@Koolbeans621: call the on-call doctor. i hope everything’s okay!
Post # 5
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
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
How hot was the bath? Could be the blood rush from the bath being hot. But def call on call dr.
Post # 8
Hmm… could be seizures? I used to have them as a baby, and I’d just sort of faint/fall asleep suddenly.
Post # 9
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 # 10
courtney1188 I was hoping to see if anyone else had a small child who does this, mainly because i kind of knew the on call would just tell me to call her doc on Monday.
MrsMeNow Thank You for your comment its nice to know she isn’t the only kid who has done this.
gogogiraffes Not very… I don’t do really hot baths just because they are really little.
leafgum and NDBee Thats what I was kind of afraid off…I know that sometimes they can just been staring off into space.
So I went ahead and called her on-call Dr and got told generally what I thought I would be told which was it is not out of the range of normal for young children to have fainting spells during tantrums and to call back if it happened again.
Post # 11
@Wonderstruck: Thank you. Too many people come to weddingbee for medical advice when they should be talking to a doctor.
Post # 12
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 🙂
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 🙂 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
@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! 🙂
Post # 14
maureen9004 As I stated before I was looking for other moms who had experienced the same kind of issues with their children. Or did you not read my follow up?
I am sorry but I don’t really have other moms or family IRL that I can relate this kind of stuff to, so I was just looking for people who had dealt with this sort of thing, since it kind of freak me out and because of past experience I knew her on call Dr wouldn’t really give me much info, especially since the fit had pasted when I call.
Post # 15
@Koolbeans621: i hope you and your LO are feeling better today 🙂 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
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?