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Doctors suspect Vaso Vagal In My Preschool Age Son

Date: 12/10/00
Time: 7:43:33 AM
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Hi. My son will be 4 in March and became dizzy, lips turned white, blue around the mouth and was limp according to what his preschool teachers told me. When I arrived at the school he was very tired looking and acted like he just woke up from a nap. The episode only lasted a couple minutes and he never actually passed out. His eyes would be open and closed like he was fighting to stay awake. He became sweaty during the episode. I took him to Children's Hospital and had another episode while in the ER waiting for them to discharge us. They admitted him after the doctor came in while he was having this near fainting spell and told us his heart rate was in the low 60's which is not at all normal for child his age. The episodes were 1.5 hours apart, and my son has never had this happen before. He is a healthy boy. After 24 hours of tests and monitoring they couldn't find anything abnormal. Every test came back normal. A few of the doctor's suspect it's vaso vagal, but told me this doesn't usually happen to a child so young. Other doctors told me they don't know what caused these episodes and we might never know. This scares the heck out of me and my husband. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Does this sound like vaso vagal? Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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