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Child fell from bed and landed on abdomen. No bruise. Coughed up white slimy spit. Normal?

My 8 month old little girl suffered a fall from a bed landing on her front abdomen possibly on her chest.
We have tile floors and the fall was approx. 2 feet 7 inches. At the time of the fall, she was out of breath
for a few seconds, then let out a cry, she cried for a few minutes, then went back to her normal happy self.
Its been 4 days since the incident, and she seems fine. I just worry that she may have injured any of her internal organs. She seems to be breathing normally, no shortness of breath from what i can tell. There are no marks or
bruises on her. There was some vomiting/spit up after feeding her the day of the fall. And she did cough up some white/clear slimy spit up today, that is why i began to worry again. Is that a sign that she may have fluid in the lungs? Could u list some signs of concern? what to look for in lung injury & what to look for in heart injury?
Also any other vital organs that may be affected, and any symptoms that may occur. thank you for your help.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Major organ injury with this type of fall is unlikely but observe for any abnormal symptoms or signs.

Coughing or spitting after a fall in your child is not a sign of fluid in the lung.

Look for any increased respiratory rate, labored breathing, and shortness of breath which are suggestive of lung involvement.

Heart injury is unlikely.

Look for any bruising, tenderness on chest and abdomen.

If you feel any abnormality consult your Pediatrician as early as possible for the examination of the child.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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