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Hospitalized Since Birth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
My son is 19 months old and is not able to walk and talkand his head is also small in size. After birth, he was hospitalized and had low glucose level. What should I do?
See pediatrician!: Your child's problem may be significaqnt and may require a variety of endocrine and growth development assessments!See 2 more doctor answers
When being drug tested in the hospital at the time of giving birth, will you be tested only for narcotics and controlled substances?
It depends: It depends upon if your OB has concerns that you have been using narcotics or controlled substances during pregnancy. Some hospitals have protocols that they follow to identify women who need to be drug tested. Best to discuss with your OB your concerns.
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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor.
Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts!See 1 more doctor answer
Congenital: Camptodactyly and clinodactyly are two types of bent finger deformities that occur during development in the womb. Treatment is rarely indicated. Most cases of camptodactyly are sporadic in occurrence. However, camptodactyly can be inherited. There is usually no improvement or progression of the deformity in 80% of individuals. See your doctor for a referral to a hand surgeon.
Reflux?: Babies" nasal cavities are particularly narrow and are prone to be obstructed. The most common cause is just air dryness that causes the mucus to dry up and obstruct the nose. Next, is the common cold. Your baby could have been born with an abnormality. Last but not least, babies who have reflux often vomit through the nose as well.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, you should be: Babies should have a pink color, should breathe easily thru their nose, and should be able to feed without stopping to catch their breath. If the babe cannot feed, is bluish in color, is pulling hard to breathe or coughing a lot, he/she should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. Go to the emergency room if your doctor is not available.
Laryngomalacia: Usually it is due to soft cartilage of the voice box, and or the wind pipe. If that is true, lying the baby on her stomach would improve the noise. You should ask a doctor to check it and not put her on her stomach to sleep unless the doctor tells you to do it. There are other causes of noisy breathing.
Here are some. ..: Childbirth indeed affects some women's sexuality as what described. But for one at 44, it would be helpful to bring the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of your symptoms over time to Gyn-doc for analysis + physical exams + tests such as hormonal profile so to deduce possible causes for reasonable Rx / care / counseling for now and future.
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