When a Child Loses Consciousness from Holding Their Breath
But if it does, remember it’s involuntary. Kids Health says, “These spells are an involuntary response to strong emotions (like being angry, scared, or frustrated) and tend to happen in healthy children. Because they’re involuntary (not done on purpose), they’re not a behavioral problem. A doctor can help parents understand what triggers a spell in their child, how to prevent future spells, and how to deal with them if they do happen.
Just writing about this has brought back all the feelings and emotions of that night. I will forever be praising God that our little Cinderella’s story had a happy ending. Please, if you know someone with young children, share this story with them. You never know when a little knowledge about something can prove useful. FYI-My daughter and I have both pledged to take a CPR class this summer. If you haven’t taken the class yet, I encourage you to do so.
Do you know someone whose child or grandchild has experienced this? How did they handle it? So far, my granddaughter has not had another incident but as long as I live I will not forget our first night in Disney World and how in the blink of an eye we thought our lives had forever changed.