Well he's either cyanotic or it's really that cold out. That's what his preschool teacher, whom I respect and admire, asked me about at drop-off one recent 20 degree day. She didn't explicitly mention cyanosis, just a concerned question about whether it's really that cold out. An innocent, "why are his lips blue?" And his fingers too, upon closer inspection.
Am I stressed? Is this a tet spell?
Why are his lips blue?
Check pulses and the other ABC's (of resuscitation, not of the alphabet)? Stat EKG? Pulse ox? Echo? He's a healthy 2 year old. My healthy 2 year old. Not known to be short of breath while rocking out with his Daddy's guitar, not known to tire easily, might miss a nap but not a heartbeat. What to do? Is he blue?
Well, blue berry.
That's his breakfast. Frozen blueberries in warm oatmeal. Today more on his lips (and fingers) than in his mouth. I've heard they're pretty good for you, too.