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Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 639240 5:20 pm
by audrey s.
I know reflux can cause problems like that, but glad to hear he's home. That's pretty easy to diagnose and treat, too. Now to just stay home and stay healthy!

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 639240 12:20 am
by kathrynb
I'm so glad he is back home with you!

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 639240 10:24 pm
by danielsmom
Yep, full tummies put pressure on lungs, so they can't breathe as deep. It's just because they're so tiny for now. So glad he's home! I bet he's glad too. :D

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 639240 8:46 pm
by l412angel
Carter is now home! Still having breathing episodes, but they did many tests and found nothing. Said it could have been zoloft, could have been Preemie issues. Weird you say that because Carter's o2 would dip after he ate and that is when he would have his fast breathing.

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 639240 1:43 am
by danielsmom
Sorry to hear he's back in the NICU, but as hard as it is, don't rush the homecoming. Medicine is so complex, that's why they're throwing around all these terms and what ifs. He could be completely fine. My son's breathing didn't stay above 94 consistently until week 39 or 40. He came home at the end of week 40 with no oxygen and we had no issues other than him breathing fast at times, and he grew out of that.

Also - Daniel's O2 sats would dip after a meal, and he did better laying on his tummy. Our nurse said this helped digestion. There are all sorts of things... ;)

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE 3/14

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 639240 3:05 pm
by tree
Update! Ok so his Saturation levels are 55% (or blood gas I cant remember) They are going to do a ultrasound of diaphragm instead of floroscopy because his xray looked normal.

They want to do another blood gas when he is in a deep sleep. (Do you know why?)

They also are thinking this could be withdrawls from SSRIs I was on Zoloft...do you have any info or studies on that?
I think that must be a blood gas percentage. My daughter's O2 sats used to drop when she was in deep sleep. She was on O2 at night for a while to compensate for it, and her doctor said it was fairly normal for early term/preemie babies. It sounds like Carter has something a little different going on, and we will be thinking of you both.

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 639240 2:33 pm
by susheli
Dear Laura,

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and Carter, very much. I'm so sorry to hear that he's back in the NICU. You didn't need to have to go through this! It sounds very encouraging that he is eating, pooing and looking well. I don't know about babies, but SSRI withdrawal can hit even adults hard, so hopefully it is only that. Sendig you lots of warmth and courage! Keep us updated,
xox Susannah

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE 3/14

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 639240 5:40 am
by l412angel
Update! Ok so his Saturation levels are 55% (or blood gas I cant remember) They are going to do a ultrasound of diaphragm instead of floroscopy because his xray looked normal.

They want to do another blood gas when he is in a deep sleep. (Do you know why?)

They also are thinking this could be withdrawls from SSRIs I was on Zoloft...do you have any info or studies on that?

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 639240 3:58 pm
by sam10
Hi Laura,

Unfortunately I can't tell you anything about Carter's breathing problems. Henry had a lot of things going on, but he was also in a very different category with only 26 weeks.
But I know how it feels to helplessly listen to the doctors and nurses all telling you different things, you trying to absorb and understand it all. I hope that Carter will soon outgrow his rapid breathing and you can all go home soon.

Sending you hugs.

Re: Back in NICU

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 639240 6:15 pm
by kerisue
though it seemed like my baby had everything possible, I've never heard of those. I hope Carter turns around and comes home soon!