IrresistibleGrace Posted March 15, 2012 Share Posted March 15, 2012 So we are at the ped. office for check-ups for dd #1 and dd #3 (8yrs. and 4 yrs. respectively). Neither child was nervous or upset in any way. They checked out great (except for an ongoing heart murmur in my 4yo, but the dr says it sounds "vibratory" and "musical" and she is not worried at all. I guess I trust her.) No shots were needed but both girls had a 'finger prick' to test iron. Oldest dd went first to show sister that it doesn't hurt. She was brave, hardly even flinched. She hopped off the table, little sister took her turn and cried a bit. I consoled the younger, big sis handed me a tissue, I dried lil sis's eyes and handed the tissue back to dd #1 to throw in the trash and she fell out in the floor! She was "out" for 20 - 30 seconds but it felt like forever. The nurse came in the room but only after I cried 'help'. She was not concerned even a little. Stroked dd on the head a bit and told her to get up and sit in the chair. She told me it's common and then left the room. The doctor was just around the corner in her chair typing notes and didn't even get up to come check on dd. Anyway, I guess I'm glad they didn't panic because it helped me stay calm. In the moment I am trying to calm dd so I just figured "oh well, I guess this happens all the time" and I sat with dd until she felt able to walk out and we left. But, now I wish I had asked WHY she fainted. What caused it? Why did they act like it happens all the time? Does anyone here know the answer to these questions? They didn't take enough blood to matter, just the routine finger prick to fill the tiny tube. Was it nerves even though she didn't seem nervous? And why was it so delayed? Thanks for sticking with me this long! :001_smile: This is a combination of vent because it was traumatic seeing your daughter fall in the floor and be unresponsive, even just for a few seconds, and a genuine search for answers. My sweet dd who has NEVER been scared of the doctor (actually she's always seemed to enjoy it, I think she likes the attention) is now saying she's afraid to go back because she's afraid she will pass out again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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