Sometimes my DD (14 months) wakes up in the middle of the night crying and the only way to get her back to sleep sometimes is to lay down with her for a few or rock her for awhile. Three different times while I was laying down with her I have looked over and seen her just laying there eyes wide open with complete emptiness in them, she's not breathing, and is unresponsive. She has snapped out of it fairly quickly by me rubbing her chest. This last time it seemed to take her longer to snap out of it than the previous two times. It only lasts a few seconds but feels like forever to me! I took her to a Children's Hospital and they said it was a "Breath Holding Spell." Her enzymes and oxygen levels checks out fine. The more and more I think about it I am having a hard time accepting this diagnosis. She does wake up crying but by the time I lay down with her she has calmed down and has stopped crying...from what I have read breath holding spells happen during or at the end of a crying spell...not 10 minutes after she has stopped crying. She is not overly upset when she wakes up and gets more upset at times during the day but has not had a breath holding spell during the day. She has done this three times that I know of and it has always been at night after she wakes up in the middle of the night. It is a horrible thing to experience! If anyone else has experienced something like this any advice or information would be greatly appreciated!View Thread
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