Anyone else have a kid with passing out issues?
We thought we were pros and ready for #4.
She's a year and 9 months now and is a total asshole. She hits, she screams out of anger and is generally just disagreeable. None of the other kids were like this.
A couple of weeks back, she did a new trick. She fell off a chair and hit her head on the tile floor. She did the silent scream and walked over to me. I noticed the silent scream was lasting longer than normal.
I looked over at her and thought she was choking. She was walking, but not breathing. I grabbed her and she went limp in my arms, unconscious. That was the second scariest moment I've had as a father. Within a second she was up again, now screaming and crying. We took her to the ER.
They kept her for observation for 5 hours, but she was back to her normal self, being a dick within minutes of us arriving: running around, laughing, messing with stuff, throwing things, etc. The doc said they would rather not expose kids to the radiation of a CT scan unless they exhibit more than one symptom of brain injury. We were good with that.
Anyway, now it's a re-occurring thing. Every time she really hurts herself, she silent screams her way into unconsciousness; usually after hitting her head. My MIL was a nurse and started doing some research and making phone calls. Apparently, this is not a really uncommon thing. The trick is to make them lay down and blow into their face. Still a trip watching their eyes roll back. My wife has a mini-breakdown every time it happens.
Anyone else have these issues? We will talk to her doc about getting an MRI this week, but we're pretty confident that it will not show anything abnormal.