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Did anyone had a premie baby who recieved tissue and lung damage?

Did anyone had a premie baby who recieved tissue and lung damage from the ventilator tube in NICU?

My baby has had the vent tube in for almost 3 wks now born at 23 wks, and has tissue and lung damage from it, and thier not sure if itll ever correct itself...
pls answer if youve experienced this and how many wks your baby was if its no too much...

 
Erzy

Asked by Erzy at 5:57 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Our daughter was born at 23 weeks & spent a week on the vent. She doesn't have any specific "damage" from it, however, at 4 1/2 years old, she still has a bit of a soft, & slightly raspy voice. I guess it could be from having the vent through the vocal cords, or could just be her normal voice. They say the longer they have the vent in the higher the chance of damage. Our daughter was breathing on her own the day after she was born, however, because of being only a little over 1 pound, they opted to keep her on for a full week to preserve her energy.
    ghostwriter777

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 6:23 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

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