My 4 month old granddaughter has jerky movements when she's
My 4 month old granddaughter has jerky movements when she's tired or sleepy. Turns her head sharply to the far right, frowns and extends her arms straight out from her shoulders. This last 1-3 seconds, and she does it repeatedly, the episodes being maybe 1-3 minutes apart until I get her relaxed and closing her eyes, then asleep. Could this be a form of seizure? I am a retired RN and I think my son will think I'm "over reacting" & won't listen to me without you or some doctor saying she needs to be examined.
My wife is gone forever the evening and we have a 15 month
My wife is gone forever the evening and we have a 15 month old son. I gave him a bath before dinner and I think he may have poured a cupful of water over his head. I didn't see him do this and don't remember taking my eyes off of him, but he coughed 3 times while playing. He also coughed a few times during dinner and sounded a little wheeze. His nose is running and has been for about a week. I am just freaking out about him possibly aspirating water and there being a problem. I really felt like I was watching him very well, but every time I bath him I worry about this and even more so tonight with the coughing. Any insight would be appreciated.Thanks, William
My daughter got a scrape at school and did not immediately
My daughter got a scrape at school and did not immediately tell teachers. At carpool, I noticed and they offered to go back and clean it and put bandaid on.When I came back, I asked my daughter what they did and she told me the process. Essentially the older assistant of the class washed her wound, dried it with paper towel and applied bandaid. My concern is she did not use a glove while doing so.While my daughter has no blood infections, I am concerned that the lady cleaning her wound could have hep c or hiv and was in contact with her wound without gloves....is this a risk?My daughter said something about her having blood near her eyes but I'm not sure what she meant by that and she said she didn't touch her eye. I just don't know if she had anything on her hands etc....So essentially, what is the risk of transmission of hep c or hiv g-d forbid from a daycare provider cleaning wound without gloves and bandaging. It was a scrape.Would you follow up with school and ask for health records? I am not even sure they would have those?Thank you!
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Can you take a look at the picture of my 6 months old's eye?
Can you take a look at the picture of my 6 months old's eye? It's his left eye right corner has something that looks like broken blood vessel. It doesn't seem to bother him at all. No tearing no discharge. Only that area like a red spider web is red. Other eye white area is white and not affected. Right eye has nothing. Is this really just a broken blood vessel? Is this something serious? Please advise.
My 4 month old was diagnosed yesterday at the ER with a
My 4 month old was diagnosed yesterday at the ER with a corneal abrasion. See picture (notice triangular shape abrasion). ER doctor gave him antibiotic ointment for 3 days, and said to follow up with his pediatrician next week. My son has a well check appt next Wednesday , so that would be waiting 5 days- will this be ok? I do not want to risk him getting vision loss. Thanks!!
Trying not to worry but my daughter is 11 weeks and just
Trying not to worry but my daughter is 11 weeks and just suddenly stopped making eye contact when being held this week. Up until this week she has always made excellent eye contact with everyone holding her since 3 weeks old. When you try to make eye contact now she turns away. Holding her up to.my face she turns away... Seems deliberate. The only time she will make contact now is when laying down, on her boppy and changing table. She has achieved several milestones ahead of schedule to include rolling over at 2 weeks, imitating me, smiling, following moving objects, putting weight on her legs. etc. I hoping this is just a phase. The doctor is not too concern due to the fact my daughter followed her movements during the whole doctors visit.
My 4 year old son fell out of bed and bump his head. Our bed
My 4 year old son fell out of bed and bump his head. Our bed is less than 2 feet and our floor is an uncarpeted wood parquet. He cried briefly. Now he is wide awake. I dont know what part of the head bumped. To my naked eye, he doesn't seem to be hurting anywhere, but then its just me. He is wide awake at the moment and is pretty normal so far.
My 4 year old has a fever, cough, watery eyes, and red rash
My 4 year old has a fever, cough, watery eyes, and red rash on his face. Fever went down with Ibuprofen. No change in rash from Benadryl. I thought it might be fifth disease but a friend says it could be measles?! He's been vaccinated. How can I tell the difference?