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Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Post by audrey s. » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:20 am

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

Post by kathrynb » Sat Mar 19, 2011 09:28 am

I'm so glad he is back home with you!

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

Post by danielsmom » Sat Mar 19, 2011 08:58 am

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

Post by l412angel » Sat Mar 19, 2011 08:00 am

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

Post by danielsmom » Fri Mar 18, 2011 09:46 am

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

Post by tree » Tue Mar 15, 2011 08:51 am

l412angel wrote: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

Post by susheli » Tue Mar 15, 2011 08:32 am

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

Post by l412angel » Mon Mar 14, 2011 01:44 am

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

Post by sam10 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:11 am

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

Post by kerisue » Sun Mar 13, 2011 02:29 am

though it seemed like my baby had everything possible, I've never heard of those. I hope Carter turns around and comes home soon!

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