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15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?

15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?

Should get better: Some born with poor IgA production tend toward more ear/sinus/diarrhea infections in infancy.Many of these can be quite worrisome and admission for dehydration, etc would be expected.They are not as prone to severe infections as those with combined deficiencies, and most are less vulnerable as they get older, when size reduces risk of dehydration and general immunity builds up. ...Read more

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6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count. Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years, GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count.  Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years,  GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

Chronic appendicitis: While this is a rare condition in children , recurrent syptoms of vomiting and an elevated white count are disturbing. Speak to you doctor about doing an ultra sound of the appendix looking for a fecolith. ...Read more

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How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

So many answers: Best to address this with the pediatrician - it really depends so much on how your baby is tolerating things, if withdrawing and if so, how badly. Ask your baby's doc to get clearer answers. ...Read more

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I feel like my 8 month old baby & i haven't bonded since the birth & i was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

I feel like my 8 month old baby & i haven't bonded since the birth & i was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

Everday Activities: Bonding can occur between mother and baby with just everyday activities. Parents bond with activities like feeding, bathing, and playing. Give yourself time and let yourself off the hook. If this issue remains a problem you may want to seek counseling with someone skilled in postpartum depression. ...Read more

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Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Yes: The nurses and doctors will try to give you plenty of time alone to bond with your baby. You should specifically ask for this too. The staff will want to attend to your needs but also repsect your privacy. ...Read more

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When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

A hospital gown. : Bring a nursing bra, nightie, robe, slippers, onesie, booties, cap & blanket. If all goes well, you'll be outta there quicker than you think. If you have a C-section, you won't care. Don't use any stuffed animals or other furry things that other people bring you for baby & don't put them in the bassinet. They're great carriers of germs. Wait till you get home & someone washes them for you. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm making a birth wish list. I want to have a natural birth. I will be in the hospital. any ideas?

What do you advise if I'm making a birth wish list. I want to have a natural birth. I will be in the hospital. any ideas?

Two things: 1. A healthy baby 2. A healthy you These are the only the two things that matter in the long run. It is important to keep that in perspective. Best wishes and I hope you have wonderful birth. ...Read more

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Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read more

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During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

Question cut off: I'm sorry;however your question got cut off before it got to the actual question. Please ask again with less text or reach out to a physician through healthtap prime for a more thorough and individualized discussion. ...Read more