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This is going to sound weird. But would it worry you UPDATE

Anonymous
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My almost ten year old was born with a heart condition. Everything was fixed when she was young. She has had a clean bill of health ever since. All her tests keep coming back fine. Last cardiologist appt was two months ago and he said no one would ever know she was a heart patient.

Now however she is ALWAYS cold. I mean always. I can have the heater cranked and she is shivering. Also she gets tired way more easily. It is freaking me out. I have an appointment today with her pedi. She is just not herself at all.

Can things change that drastically in such a short time?

 

Update - We went to the Pedi.  He drew some blood for labs, checked her oxygen sat levels, took her temp, and poked and prodded quite a bit.  Her oxygen is a little lower than he would like.  Her temp was also on the low side.  We went and had an EKG and that was fine.  They want to do a stress test on her.  Still waiting on blood work.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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epoh
by The Enzyme Helicase on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:16 AM
Yes. Please let us know what happens at the appt. I wish her well.
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madisonsma08
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:16 AM
Check her Iron
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shay0810
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:17 AM
Yes. I would definitely get her checked. It may be nothing, but better safe than sorry!
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thetrollcat
by Meow on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:18 AM

well that depends has she always been cold or just recently>?

lapcounter
by Queen Mom on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:18 AM
Get her checked.
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friendlymom5
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:19 AM



Quoting epoh:

Yes. Please let us know what happens at the appt. I wish her well.

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BigMamaMN
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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While poor circulation and extreme fatigue are both symptoms of heart trouble, there are many other health issues that have these symptoms. It's a good idea to get it checked out, but save the panic for if you get negative results.

LCG83
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:19 AM
This. Keep us updated!

Quoting shay0810:

Yes. I would definitely get her checked. It may be nothing, but better safe than sorry!
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eesmommy
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:19 AM
Try feeding her lots of iron rich foods as well as making sure she gets 2 hours of direct sun. Make sure when is drinking lots of water. If it doesn't get better in a month take her back.
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evilangel198431
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:22 AM
Yes it can
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