Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
Last night my 23mo. old son started with a little fever. He still had it this morning, so I gave him some motrin. We went grocery shopping and got home about the time the motrin was wearing off. When I was bringing in groceries, I looked over at him and his lips were all purple, his fingernails were all purple, and he had a very glazed over look. When I asked him if he was ok, he answered me, but he looked like he wasn't all there. I rushed him to the er, but by the time we got there he was fine again. They did some chest x-rays, looked in his ears and did a strep test. All they found was a high fever and ear infection. They doc said that because his temp rose so fast is why he turned purple. I'm not convinced, because after we left, we took him to eat supper, and he started turning purple again in the restaraunt(they gave him more motrin in er, so I know it wasn't temp). It wasn't near as bad, and it didn't last near as long (the first time was like 15min.). I am going to stay up with him all night and call his doc in the morning, but has anyone else ever had this happen? My daughter used to get really high temps.(usually over 106) and she never turned purple!