Did anyone had a premie baby who recieved tissue and lung damage?
Did anyone have a baby with enlarged ventricles?
Did anyone have a premie baby who had a lvl 4 brain bleed and need a shunt?
if yes pls do share...what happened...how did the child cope....i dont know what to do... :(
My daughter was born at 23wks and 5 days at 1lb 7 oz. and is at the nicu at the hospital since march 2nd. SHes pretty stable other than her oxygen which she requires a ventilator whcih they had to switch to one that gives 600 breaths per 2nd...shes also recieved tissue and lung damage from the tubes of the vent and doctors have put on a different ventilator to see if it helps...her lungs seem to have a lot of water. they have to give her the highest lvl of dopamine for low blood pressure and morphine since she moves so much.
Also, she has a lvl 4 brain bleed (intraventicular hemorrhage) and doctors are certain shell have cerebral pausy or shell be completly brain dead...and many other things. Blood is lightening in the brain and ventricles enlarging. They say they will have to do a spinal tap and then when she ways 5 lbs put in a shunt that shell probably have for life...
She pees/poops regularly and was fed for about a week until they swaped vents..
Shes made it 3 wks, and dr's still arent giving any reassuring news...
im just worried and dont want this to end in a bad way.. Id appreciate anyone tellign thier story or thoughts, no matter good or bad....
Answer by Mme.Langley at 1:59 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by 3HappylKidds at 6:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2011
Answer by knicole0708 at 6:54 PM on Mar. 23, 2011
Answer by MELRN at 5:30 PM on Mar. 24, 2011