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When it is chilly in my home (I know it's summer, but we went to the doc today and I brought this up!), DD will occasionally start looking a little bluish around the lips and fingers, and her hands and lips will feel cold to the touch. She doesn't say she feels cold when this happens. It freaks us out a little, but I always forget to mention it at her check-ups because I tend to only think about it when it happens!
Anyway, I finally remembered to mention it today, and the doc asked me some other stuff, like does she get short of breath (no), do her feet turn blue too (never looked, usually wearing socks or slippers in the winter)? When she listened to her heartbeat she said she heard something that sounded like whooshing, possibly a murmur. She said that in about 60% of kids you can hear that and it's just the sound of blood moving thru the heart, but because of the stuff I told her, she wants us to go to a cardiologist for a sonogram of dd's heart, just to check it out. She's 4 1/2, by the way.
So now I'm worried, of course. Does anyone have any information about this?