Now, Alex has always had regular blood work done just due to the other meds he's on. Our neuro is extremely cautious & always on top of things. None of us thought too much of Alex's over heating issues. But this past year his temperature regulation issues (also present in FAS kids some times) seem to be more prevalent. So, we will be asking if this is normal since he's hitting adolesence age or what may be contributing it. Alex is a very healthy kid otherwise and really doesn't have too many other physical issues. Two weeks ago, we had an Upwards soccer game. It was hot out. Alex assured me he'd be fine w/out his cooling vest. I know, retrospect, I should have stepped in but honestly, we'd gone all summer in the 100's w/out incident I thought surely this would be okay. I'll go bit by bit & explain what happens.
They always say a prayer before the game. Alex's team is in the blue & he is #9.
Alex in action on the field. This was in the first quarter I believe.
This was Alex AFTER he'd already been cooling off for over 10 minutes. Look how red he still looks. When he got over heated, he ran off the field and said he couldn't breathe. Others were rather nervous but we've been through this before. His hands & such were going numb as well. Put him in the shade and started the cooling down process.