Acute life threatening illness

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My 11 week old daughter was taken to the ER Friday night. She seemed to have had what looked like a very bad seizure at home. She was sleeping in her car seat for 2 hours and was waking in on and off during that time, but I though I would let her rest. I went to take her out after I felt she slept long enough, she woke up smiling but then a white substance poured out of her nose. At first I thought it was just formula, but then her eyes rolled to the back of her head and her head bent backwards and she began bubbling vomit out of her mouth. My husband and I took her to the Er. She was considered non-responsive upon arrival. I had a hard time waking her on the ride, she just wanted to sleep and wasn't responding to anything I did to wake her. (I was flicking her cheecks, toes, ticking her belly.) At the ER about 8 nurses/doctors rushed to her. She was given oxygen and became alert. Her blood tests, urine tests, and x-rays showed nothing. She was kept over night on monitors and vomited once during the night. They released her in the morning. I was told they don't think she had a seizure (I found that odd) but they don't know what happened. said she arrived with what they term a "life threatening illness" but seems ok now. No meds were given no answers were given. I was told she may be coming down with a bug and to monitor her. I was simply told to take her back if it happens again and to keep the well-baby visit I have next Friday. What are your opinions on this. Anyone have any similar insidents?

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No, the hospital did not do an ekg. I don' understand why. I was suprised. I still can't believe she was sent home with out any reason for what happened. They told me that if it happens again they will do the brain scans and send her to the childrens hospital. Of course, I hope it doesn't happen again. But I would like to know what caused it. I am so afraid to leave her with anyone but by husband and afraid to let her go to sleep. However, she seems like she is completely back to normal today. She is playing, smiling, and laughing. But she was perfectly fine until the moment the episode happened on Friday.

Seonead - posted on 10/17/2009

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you need to go to a childrens hospital not just a regular hospital. the childrens hospital will be better equipped for your child and will know what to do better than a regular hospital. adults and children, especially that young, are completely different and need special attention. if you notice that you cannot wake her or has any change in eating habits or high fever or increased vomiting go back tot he hospital and have her rechecked. i hope she feels better soon! good luck

Jessica - posted on 10/17/2009

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Wow, I'm sorry that happened to your little one.

Did they do an ekg? Or look at her brain activity at all?

Best of luck to you & your daughter, I hope all is well with her!

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