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What is going on with my child?

My 6 year old boy ( turning 7 on Dec 20 2017) just woke up (around 1:50 am its now 2:15) to go to the bathroom. He asked me for a drink so I went to the kitchen to get him some water. When I came back in he looked like he was sleeping already so I said hey wake up here's your drink you asked for. As he sat up he said his head hurts again then he got wide eyed and said he couldn't see... I could tell he was scared so I asked him what happened and he said he got dizzy and then he could only see black for a little bit. I have had this happen to myself very many times and it scares the crap out of me but this time it my 6 year old and I'm really nervous... Husband doesn't seem to care just wants to go back to sleep... But now he's just laying still watching tv relaxing and he says to me his "heart's beeping fast" so I lay my head on his chest and its racing. He went to urgent care last night because he's been having bad headaches, has a fever and a crazy sounding cough. They said on verge of having bronchitis. But now tonight this happens... What could be going on... I have a few different anxiety disorders and I'm freaking out. As I'm typing this now 2:29 he just got up to drink some more water and the dizziness and blacked out vision happened again... And he said he doesn't want to get up ever again
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973741 tn?1342346373
First, try not to let your anxiety carry over to him.  Don't assume that what goes on with you also goes on with him and don't allow your anxiety to increase his.  That's really important as an anxious parent.  

Does he have headaches often?  Migraines?  Less common in boys and for his age but cluster headaches can occur.  Remember too, he's been ill.  Probably related.  

The best thing to do is to set up a doctors appointment with his regular pediatrician (not urgent care) to discuss what is going on.  This will provide best answers and give YOU peace of mind.  good luck
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