Son just went blind at 10:30am - page 2

I am a cna student - entering RN nursing program this fall. My son (17) came down with the flu this morning - with the diah. and some really severe vomiting. After the latest round he came and sat... Read More

  1. by   deespoohbear
    Glad everything is okay!! Hope your son starts feeling better soon....
  2. by   renerian
    I am glad he is okay too!

    renerian
  3. by   meownsmile
    I agree am glad he is ok,for now, but is leaving for a night class now as your ill son sleeps, as you posted in the Student nursing forum the right choice? Sorry if he is sleeping and you dont know what his condition is after he wakes up, i think id scrap the class and take care of the son.
  4. by   NCLauree
    My husband and his older (21yo) brother are here with him. Both drive and I have my cell phone on. I feel ok about going.
  5. by   kittyw
    Glad to hear everything is ok - I'm assuming his vision has fully restored.... ??

    I know you'll be worried about him during class, but he's in good hands.
    Kitty
  6. by   Tweety
    I'm glad he's o.k. Whenever I've seen anyone vasovagal they haven't gone blind, in fact they usually are nonverbal but recover quickly.

    I know you are going to have him checked. It could be a bit more than just the flu. You never know.

    I'm glad he snapped out of it though. Take care.
  7. by   OBNurseShelley
    this happend to me once, i had a little too much to drink and was violently vommitting my guts out, i thought i just had blurry vision from being drunk but my friends took me to the hospital because i went unconscience, when i did wake up i couldn't see and i had broken bl vessels in my eyes, everything was fine it was just a combination of being drunk and literally puking too hard! i was able to see about 5 minutes after waking up and the broken bl vessels resolved in about 2 weeks but let me tell you i looked like a demon for that time! Glad everything is ok!
  8. by   kimberle
    I had a patient who had something like that. He had autonomic dysreflexia (?), then when the stimulus causing it was removed, his blood pressure dropped into the 60's, systolic - he remained alert, but coudn't see at all for probably 1/2 hr. after his initial B/P drop. It was scarey for all of us, but thankfully nothing came of it as far as we could tell. (Of course, he was "worked up" by the doctors to check on him)
  9. by   sphinx
    I have had a vasovagal response like that before (more than once).......my vision just goes blank for a while (I don't know how long), then I either pass out, or if I can, sit down with my head between my legs. My vision usually returns slowly. First time this happened I was in second grade. Was scary, but I (at the time) took it as "normal". Hope your son feels better.
  10. by   glow_worm
    I'd demand a referral to a neurologist from your primary care provider, especially while your son is still on your insurance. Could be something simple, but who knows. Let a specialist decide!!!!
  11. by   hoolahan
    Lauree so glad everything turned out OK.

    Geez guys, try not to jump to such conclusions! Lauree sounds like a caring a dedicated mother to me. It doesn't seem like she needs to be reminded of how to take care of her son. IF you think she needs to take him to the ER stat, just say so and leave the judgements about why she checked on the computer first and why she is attending her class, out, OK??
    Last edit by hoolahan on Jan 28, '03
  12. by   ShandyLynnRN
    (I agree Hoolahan!)
    Glad he is OK too. And I am sure that you are keeping your eyes open for other symptoms.
  13. by   kids
    Originally posted by hoolahan
    Lauree so glad everything turned out OK.

    Geez guys, try not to jump to such conclusions! Lauree sounds like a caring a dedicated mother to me. It doesn't seem like she needs to be reminded of how to take care of her son. IF you think she needs to take him to the ER stat, just say so and leave the judgements about why she checked on the computer first and why she is attending her class, out, OK??
    Ditto Hoolahan!

    BTW...my 19 yo vagals at least once a week (lifting weights)...EXACTLY as Lauree discribes her son doing. The reason is increased abdominal pressure...good grief, am I the ONLY one who has had a patient faint on the toilet?

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