Hypercapnia

Hypercapnia

During a breath holding spell, your child may seem to hold their breath, become pale or blue in color, and then pass out. Your child is not able to control the breath holding spell. Your child may have intense feelings which cause them to cry or be startled just before the breath holding spell. Then your child may go on to become limp and pass out. Most of the time, after about a minute, your child wakes up again and starts breathing normally.