My 2 year old is orange

  1. Greetings everyone,
    I am concerned about my daughter and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what is going on. This is my first thread, and my family doctor is out of town till Friday. I am a RPN but when it comes to my children I can only think as a mom. The only signs and symptoms she has are ...lack of appetite and...she is slightly orange. Carrots are not a food she will eat so I know to eliminate that. Until I can get her into the Doc's all I can think about is jaundice and live damage.
    Thank you for your time.
    Mary- Angela Edwards, The panicy mom
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  3. by   Mary Angela
    Sorry everyone,
    I wrote that I was concerned about live damage when I meant liver damage.
    Thank you,
    Mary- Angela Edwards:imbar
  4. by   kids
    Do NOT wait to take her to "her" Doctor on Friday. If it is jauntice a LOT of liver and brain damage can happen in 48 hours. YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO BE SEEN TODAY.
  5. by   KELLYGIRL
    Has she taken or is she taking any meds or vitamins?
    How about her it normal in color???
  6. by   NurseDennie
    Mary Angela -

    Take the baby to be seen now! If her doctor doesn't have somebody covering, then take her to the emerg. Don't wait around when somebody is jaundiced. Let us know how she's doing.


  7. by   l.rae
    I agree, ER visit today is warrented...if you have a choice, take her to a children's hospital ER.....
  8. by   kmchugh
    ER. Not Friday, not later today, NOW. It may be (and probably is) nothing. On the other hand, we are not chameleons, and color change is not a normal state for humans. Get her seen.

    Kevin McHugh
  9. by   KRVRN
    Has this come on slowly or did she just wake up orange one morning? Is she orange all over? Could she possibly have rubbed against something orange?
  10. by   P_RN
  11. by   ayemmeff
    Hope your Babe is ok,Hon.You are NOT panicking, you are a caring Mom!
    Keep us posted.
    Even being a mom, (which I am not) , I would be all up in a DRS face about my child.Refrains from other comments , so as not to look cold hearted.
  13. by   ladyjane
    if this isn't diet related, it could be pancreatitis. i've seen orange-toned skin in kids, and this was a r/o diagnosis. what color are her sclera? urine?
  14. by   New CCU RN
    Good luck to ya ....and get some medical attention quick..... don't wait!!!!!! Hope you are already at the ER!!!!