Carter was born at 36+4 spent 4 days in NICU thought to have had TTN...Sent home. He is not back in NICU as we noticed his breathing was quite labored. They are saying possibly a paralyzed diaphram, or a coartion of the heart (I dont even know if I have that term or spelling right) or it could be normal. Anyone experience any of these symptoms? I am so upset to know that something could possibly be wrong
if any of you have experienced something similar we would love to hear your feed back.
*Carters 02 levels fluctuate between low 80's and 100. Rarely 100, hardly low 80's. If they do drop to low 80's they go right back up...but of course after he takes some heavy breaths. When they go back up they are around 94. They pretty much stay around 94.
* Carters blood ox level I believe was 59 so a bit elevated.
*EKG came back nortmal with exception of the narrowing of one artery, (mild)
*Chest Xray normal.
The doctors seemed stumped, calling him a mystery. He is eating, pooping, peeing, crying and looks 100% healthy.
I guess they are still saying that there is still a chance that this is nothing, that he just breathes abnormally, and he will grow out of it. There is a chance that he is still transitioning and getting used to the outside world as a preemie. We just don't know.
If anyone has any suggestions of things for me to ask for etc I would love that!