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Question: 8 year old passed out

 bamamommy - Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:09 pm

My eight year old daughter fell and landed on her wrist today. She was crying like she was in extreme pain and when I got to her she said she felt dizzy and then she her eyes rolled back and she seemed to pass out. Then I noticed that the other arm was streching out straight up she then opened her eyes and her pupils were very large. She wouldn't respond to me and she seemed to be breathing hard. Then she suddenly woke up and didn't remember any thing while she was out. The episode lasted about 1minute. She is fine now. Do you think that she may have passed out from the pain in her arm that she fell on. That arm isn't swollen and she is using it now. I was really at a loss as to what I should do. Any suggestions? Thank you.
 bamamommy - Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:35 pm

I took her to the doctor yesterday and they found that she had a buckle fracture and that she had passed out from the pain. She is ok now and in a cast for 4 weeks.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:57 am

I'm glad she's feeling better.
It is true that sometimes a pain can be severe enough to cause a person to collapse and pass out. There is no need to worry.

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