Sweaty hands and feet?

Laura - posted on 12/03/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Every time I would take Lily to the cardiologist, they'd ask me if her face ever got sweaty or broke out in cold sweats. I think this only happened once, and not since surgery. I told them in October that her feet sometimes sweat, and they brushed it off.



But man, her hands and feet sweat like crazy now, and I just seem to be noticing it more lately. Of course I am paranoid, but I'm trying to remind myself that some people just sweat more than others. It doesn't help that our August appt kind of sucked, and our October one was so rushed and impersonal that even though she told me Lily looked better, I wasn't very reassured.



I donno. It's 20 degrees here, and her hands and feet still sweat. She can barely wear shoes because her feet sweat like crazy. Sometimes they are very warm, sometimes they are cold and clammy. I finally got over feeling crazy and put in a call to our pediatrician today, and some ditzy nurse I've never spoken to called me back and needless to say, it was a waste of my time and I'm waiting to hear back with an answer better than "I don't know." I guess I just need to know if it's worth making an appt for or not.



Am I totally crazy?

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Brenda - posted on 12/09/2008

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I just went through a big ordeal with my daughter. She had a/v canal repair and the night we took her home from the hospital she started coughing. I took her in the next night, as it was getting worse, and the ER doc said to stop one of the prescriptions. The next day she had two appointments. One with the cardiologist and one with the pediatrician. Both said she looked great and was recovering well and that her cough would go away in a couple days. That was on Thursday. Friday she started breathing a little hard but they said that would happen from the cough. Saturday morning she was really working hard to breath so I called the pediatrician. He said to take her to the hospital if I felt it was urgent. So I took her in the ER, being Saturday and all. They checked her oxygen levels and immediately rushed her back to one of the rooms. Her oxygen level was a 40 and heart rate was 190. They ended up airlifting her to the hospital where she had the heart surgery. She has recovered from that episode but my advice to you is TRUST YOUR GUT. See I had a bad feeling and honestly should have taken her in on Friday but because the doctor and cardiologist and said she was doing GREAT I trusted my head instead of my gut. That was a lessoned learned. It has made me a bit paranoid as they said the same thing check for this and check for that and blah whatever. I know what is going on now I am trusting my instincts. I hope this helps sorry so long!

Laura - posted on 12/05/2008

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Well I did hear back from a nurse at our ped's office, she said that since we had a clean bill of health in October, our doctor thinks we should keep a good close eye on her and that if anything else changes, if she seems out of breath or definitely if her personality changes or i notice any cynaosis, to call or go into cardiology or to see him immediately. My brain tells me not to expect any of that because she did appear so healthy in October, and because she is gaining weight and such. But I'm just very on edge. I did not like the tone of our appt in October, how it was so rushed and it just wasn't reassuring. I am going to get copies of all her reports next week so that I have her medical records. I'm interested in what they say. I'm probably just being a paranoid mom. I just haven't noticed her be so sweaty like this until the last couple months.

Andrea - posted on 12/04/2008

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For what its worth, my daughter was hospitalized last month for a non-heart issue and one of the ER nurses commented that all the heart kids sweat like crazy. I just thought mine was a hot sleeper! I had never heard this before. May be worth at least checking in with cardiology.

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