unexplained bruising in babies ears!!! help!!!

Jen - posted on 02/18/2015 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Hi mums! I woke up to my daughter with weird unexplained purple bruising in her ears and blue ones on her forehead! Took her to the doctor asap and the doc checked her over and sent us to hospital straight away.. Doc was concerned about her plaitlets and clotting.. she got blood tests which came back all clear.. doc was also worried bout lukeimia.. now have an ongoing investigation as now they think shes been hurt but she would have screamed! Please hope someone can help!! So scared for her.
Thanks. X

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Sarah - posted on 02/18/2015

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Was there anyone else in the house? Could she have hurt herself in the crib? I know you are worried about illness, but facial bruising is a strange symptom. Kids with bleeding issues, get bruises all over and have other issues.
Just keep your chin up, be honest and cooperative. If they ever catch you in a lie it will be so much worse. I am NOT accusing you of anything, please don't be hurt. It's just that sometimes we are afraid to tell the truth about something small and then CPS will wonder if you are telling the truth about the big stuff.

Angela - posted on 02/24/2015

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Jen Parker I am going through the exact same thing! I'm now waiting for a finding a fact hearing because they are trying to pin it on me or my partner! My son is still in my care thank god but I just can't work it out and so many mums complaining of the same thing! Are the social
Services involved with you? Xxx

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Blu_angel06 - posted on 10/08/2016

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Hi this is simular to my story. I have a boystrus 5ywar old and have not long given birth to my other son who is around 7weeks old now and about a month ago both my boys have been taken into care be cuz I had noticed a purplish reddish bruise on his ear in the inside and just a bit on the outside. I had the health visitor visit me so I pointed it out to her to have a look at and it's now been a month my both boys have been taken into care..... 💔 😪 I'm so heartbroken because I have been asked several times can I explain were the bruise has came from wich I have told them I don't know for sure. But begun my son was only 6weeks old wen it happened they are saying it's an unaccidental injury and I can honestly say I really don't know I just noticed it myself and got annoyed at it because I didn't know we're it's come from. I even had to go for a police interview under caution because of it as well. So both my boys have been in care now for a month. My baby son who has the bruise was born 6weeks early at 34weeks but he had all tests done to see if his bloody clotted properly as well and came back k clear. I'm trying so hard to stay strong but I feel like I'm under the firing line here and I'm so worried I want to know myself were this bruise has came from its doing my head in as well but I feel so out of place and feel like I'm the one under suspicion in all this and it kills me because my children have never come to any harm in my sole care ever!! And reading all these just makes me even more depressed because I don't think I will get my beautiful boys back... And I just want to die right now.... 💔 😪

Holly - posted on 09/24/2016

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I can't believe how many cases of this there are. My youngest son has gone through the same thing twice now. The first time I just assumed he banged his ear off something it was just on the one ear. Then a few mnths later I noticed he had it again on both ears. Not nearly as bad as the first time though. I'm just wondering if excessive crying may cause this ? I have 4 children and have never noticed this on the older 3 ever.

Mariahndz321 - posted on 05/25/2016

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Hello Jen, a friend of mine went through the same thing, toddler (18 month old) had light bruises in his forehead that would come and go exactly on the same place, so we knew it could not be an accident I mean what are the odds of being hurt on the exact same spot in the forehead every two weeks or so, we did not check the ears, but we later found he had epilepsy, he suffered from seizures and some of the symptoms that I read is that during some seizures they stop breathing and their lips turn blue, I am still doing research to see if the need of oxygen can cause bruising on children, if there is a pediatrician out there that can help answer please let us know - Thanks and best of luck because on this circumstance you are automatically guilty and have to prove your innocence, crazy

Sarah - posted on 04/04/2016

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There are only so many causes for ear bruising. Most are related to trauma. Of course everyone denies hurting or shaking a baby. If you are falsely accused, do your research and show what the cause may be.

Jessica - posted on 03/13/2016

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I am going through the exact same freaking thing!! My 8 month old woke up with bruises on both of his ears, not on his head, nor around his ears only inside of his ears!!! So I took him to the hospital couple hours later when his dad and girlfriend looked at it. It was a mutual decision to take him to the hospital. We all met there (my fiancé and I, his dad and his dads girlfriend!) we parked next to each other and walked in together. We checked him in and waited in the waiting room for almost an hour when we went back to the room the doctor came and looked at him.. I pointed out the bruises he said alright let's get a ct scan. And walked out of the room about 5-10 minutes later a social worker came in and introduced her self! She said the doctor said the only possible way this could have happened was from blunt force trauma to th head! Might I add he doesn't have a bruise around his ears nor on his head! They are trying to say we shook him (shaking baby syndrome) I know myself or my fiancé could never do that! So a cop came to talk to us, he kept saying that one of us is lying and he knows that one of us did this and all this crap, he said he is going to take us to jail for lying and child abuse! The dcfs case worker came in and said that I am a very unfit mother and I shouldn't even be aloud to have children and she is taking away both of my children (she wouldn't let my baby go home with me, also I am not aloud to see my 8 month old who loves me so much! In the hospital he would cry for me, wouldn't let anyone else hold him. As of right now I'm not aloud to see my kids, not aloud to be in the same room!! Please help!! Please tell me this has happened to others! How did you get your kids back? How did you figure out the truth?

Kendraside - posted on 01/27/2016

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I'm going threw the same problem my son keeps waking up with bruise's in his ears. He cries waking up scratching at his ear and brises appear right away or sometimes a little bit Later. my son was also taken from me from services. The so called EXPERT doctors say someone had to have done it to him. He was taken from me and given to his father and now he still is getting the bruises and now they finally decided to see if its something medical.. I missed my son 4th birthday and Christmas due to this and I can never get those times back with him.

Kayle_lou58 - posted on 03/30/2015

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Hi Jen my name is kayley. I am currently going through this situation myself. My baby woke up with purple mark in her ear so I rang the doctor who sent a paramedic out who then took my baby straight to hospital calling it unexplained injury. She was taken straight from me in the hospital and I had to leave her and go to a parents accomadation. My baby had blood tests and every scan and xray on all her body. The bloods came back fine they mentioned leukaemia but nothing was tested as they were certain it was an injury. She went bed absolutely fine and woke up crying in the night. I was so scared I thought something was seriously wrong so I had to call for help :( social services took me straight to court and demanded my children leave my care under an interim care order. I have to have supervised contact with my three children. Social services tried putting my baby up for adoption they thought me and my partner had hurt my baby! I am going through hell and back and just want my babies back. I had all the investigations with the police and I have a really nasty social worker who is determined not to give my children back. I was so worried I was the only person this situation had happened to. I have been looking for answers for so long as this happened in January and iv now got to wait till June for a final hearing to find out if my babies are coming home. I know that this has broken me in two and I completely understand how mums must feel about being treated in a suspicious way. Thankyou so much Jen and Angela as now I know I am not the only one suffering through this and there are other mums in the same boat as me.
Kayleigh.marshall643@gmail.com

Sarah - posted on 02/25/2015

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Jen, I hope you have gotten some sort of resolution to your situation. How are doing?

Angela - posted on 02/24/2015

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Give me your email and I will send you my number and I will speak to you about this it's absolutely awful and I know how your feeling xx

Cecilia - posted on 02/20/2015

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You said they took her from you at the hospital did they ask if you had anyone who would take her for you while investigating? Did they tell you their process for the investigation and when you can expect certain steps to be done? A thing to note is watch what you say and word things precisely when talking. Because things can be "misheard". Ask to record conversations when they question you. Record all you can when dealing with them. Document all you can. It may help to have a copy of your daughters past med records before they make a request for them. Records tend to get mixed up somehow in situations like this so its best to have your own copy.

I'm sorry you have to go through this no one should have to go through such things simply because they took their child to a doc when concerned. Your'e a young mother so you were more likely to get hit with something like this. It's not right but these things happen.

Sarah - posted on 02/19/2015

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Hey Jen, any word on your daughter? I have been swallowed by my kids Knowledge Fair prep work at school.

Jen - posted on 02/18/2015

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also her ethnicity is white.. I am of mixed race and her dad is white but has an italian grandad.

Jen - posted on 02/18/2015

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No swelling atol.. ones on her forehead are blue but now fading but staying same colour instead of going yellow/green like a normal bruise.. ones in her ears are dark purple and like blotchy... but also fading but staying same colour.. shes not in any pain bruises dont hurt wen touched and is not unwell. She did have a temp the night before she woke with bruises but went after I gave her calpol but she has still been quite warm. X

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2015

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Is there swelling? Were the bruises dark purple and all one color or did they look like regular bruises? Also, what ethnicity is your child?

Jen - posted on 02/18/2015

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Two other mothers have described exactly the same symptoms if you can call it that. And I found them on this forum and another one.. and I havent found anything online yet me and my mum have been searching since it all turned up on friday.. X

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2015

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Two other mothers in the same place? Is there a virus going around? Or have you found other cases online?

Jen - posted on 02/18/2015

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I know for a fact nobody has touched for the fact she has always been with me.. but I have found two different mums with EXACTLY the same problem that I have and we are all worried about what this could be and how its come around as all three cases are exactly the same.. any ideas how to dig deeper or websites to help. X

Jen - posted on 02/18/2015

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I have kept note of everything I have already been interviewed as havs anyone that has been incontact with Her but I seen her the night before and she had not a single mark or bruise on her anywhere and then she wakes un the way I explained.. im soo scared that there is something wrong.

She is currently being held in her 'place of safety' at the hospital and when discharged she will not be allowed home with me till we get to the bottom of this. I am only allowed to see her with social work supervision which is so upsetting. I miss her so much this is horrible. X

Jill - posted on 02/18/2015

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Keep a journal of every interaction with every person. Take as many notes as you can. Write down as much as you can remember. Take as many photos as you can. I have seen too many cases of young moms who had interference from CPS and you really have to fight for your rights. No one else will do it for you.

Call the police if you have to and have anyone who was in your home interviewed. If you are on medication for anything, make sure you get yourself checked out as well and keep lots of notes in a journal about everything that is going on. Also, get counselling for yourself if you can.

Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2015

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So they have taken her into protective custody until the cause is determined or at least abuse is ruled out. Do you think that she has been hurt? Were the bruises painful when touched? Was there swelling? If they are not going to let you keep her until the investigation is complete, do you have a family member that will can take her so she doesn't have to go into a foster home?

Jen - posted on 02/18/2015

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They took her from me when we got to the hospital done blood tests still waiting on skeletal scan results. CT scan is all clear. She is 1 year old I am 19. I put this up as I noticed a lady called holly has been through EXACTLY everything I have written down to what docs said and the ongoing investigation. It is a child protection order. Need help as I may not get my little angel back and I am heart broken. X

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2015

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How scary. When you say investigation, do you mean with Child Protective Services? When did this happen? How old is your child? Does she have a history of head banging? Has she been ill recently? Take photos of them every day, and keep a careful journal of any bruises she does get and how she got them. Did she only have blood work done at the hospital?

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