my son has started breath holding

Jade - posted on 06/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my son is autistic, and about to turn 2, he has recently started to hold his breath when he is scared instead of screaming, i then notice he is blue and unconscious and it scares me to hell incase he doesnt start his breathing up again, its hard to open his mouth as he clenches it shut any ideas on how to stop him doing this, apart from not take him anywhere he is scared off.

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Valerie - posted on 11/26/2014

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I have a friend whose son does the same. How can i help her please? What advice was useful for you?

Jade - posted on 06/07/2009

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yeah when he was 5mths he had pnemonia and now has asthma (as mouth turns blue when running, playing), the hospital are also thinking about checking his heart for any problems.

Jade - posted on 06/07/2009

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i know that normally, it should kick back in but as he has breathing problems anyway sometimes it doesnt and the last time it took several minutes of us helping to get him started again. but thank you for the advice

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