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2 Year old daughter had "vagal".. unsure what to do

From: lori in indy


My 2 year old was sitting at the table eating, and she started shivering... first her lips, then the rest of her body. Her lips turned dark maroonish-purple, and so did her hands. I asked her if she was okay, but she didn't respond. She looked odd. I felt her hands, and they felt like she'd been sitting on a block of ice for a few hours! I tried to warm her up. I kept asking if she was okay, and she nodded her head. She seemed fine, as if nothing had happened. I called the pediatrician's office, and they had me bring her in. He said "vagal episode" and that it probably wouldn't happen again. After reading this site, I am nervous, and have requested follow up consultation. My daughter has been diagosed with Sensory Disfunction, and does not always respond to pain appropriately. (i.e. often doesn't feel pain at all.) Sometimes she does, and sometimes not. Could this be related? Does anyone have any advice or thoughts?

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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