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My oxygen deoendant baby has severe chronic lung disease will it take years for her to grow out of it. Shes in one litre of nasal oxygen ?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Every baby differs.

Every baby's clinical course is different.
Keeping up with her medicines, if any, keeping her doctor's appointments and shots up to date, keeping your home and car smoke-free, and keeping her away from people who have infections are the best things to do to keep her lungs as healthy as possible. Her doctor will wean her oxygen down when it's safe.

In brief: Every baby differs.

Every baby's clinical course is different.
Keeping up with her medicines, if any, keeping her doctor's appointments and shots up to date, keeping your home and car smoke-free, and keeping her away from people who have infections are the best things to do to keep her lungs as healthy as possible. Her doctor will wean her oxygen down when it's safe.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
I am a big fan of Chinese Medicine. Research your area for a good practitioner as Chinese Medicine and herbs can augment repair and healing of the lungs (in this case). They also know what does and does not interact with western medications. It can be a win-win for you.
Dr. Zeda Amaya
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: It takes refocus

The length of time it takes to wean off oxygen varies greatly from child to child.
Sounds like your baby has already announced to those who are observant that she is a fighter! rather than focus on the length of time it takes to wean off the supplemental oxygen, celebrate each day and the years and milestones that come with or without the need for oxygen.

In brief: It takes refocus

The length of time it takes to wean off oxygen varies greatly from child to child.
Sounds like your baby has already announced to those who are observant that she is a fighter! rather than focus on the length of time it takes to wean off the supplemental oxygen, celebrate each day and the years and milestones that come with or without the need for oxygen.
Dr. Zeda Amaya
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: A few more points

As she grows in height and weight, she will add new lung units which do not have chronic lung disease.
These new units will help her wean off of oxygen. In addition, providing good nutrition and extra calories, will help her as well.

In brief: A few more points

As she grows in height and weight, she will add new lung units which do not have chronic lung disease.
These new units will help her wean off of oxygen. In addition, providing good nutrition and extra calories, will help her as well.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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