Baby with reflux & turning blue?

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Re: Baby with reflux & turning blue?

Postby rwpokluda » Sun Jan 12, 639253 5:07 am

Hi my son had something similar but he was 25 weeks. He had severe reflux for a long time and had to have his feeds through a tube longer than he should have. He had to be on an ND tube (think I put that right lol) vs a NG tube becuase a lot was caused by his duodenum not allowing his stomach to empty fast like it should. So they had to pas the tube past it into his intestines in order to help control the reflux. Once we got him home he had to remain on reflux meds for a while too. Without meds his reflux caused him to have apneas and turn blue. The meds helped but you have to be careful how much they are on bc they can backfire as well.
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Baby with reflux & turning blue?

Postby rebecca2 » Sat Dec 21, 639252 12:52 pm

Hi ladies. My son was born at 37w2d via scheduled repeat c-section due to previous classical section. We were thrilled to make it to full term and our scheduled section, but as it turns out, my little guy still needed NICU & has been there for just over 3weeks. Initial diagnosis was respiratory distress syndrome...then he had a pneumothorax (sp?)...and now reflux which causes him to to turn blue and his oxygen levels to drop. Two of the reflux episodes he was given supplemental oxygen & the rest he recovered with stimulation. (The nurses rubbed his back or picked him up.). Has anyone else experienced these blue episodes? What was the treatment plan? We are currently planning on bringing him home on a heart rate/breathing monitor, but I'm still worried.
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