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Re: Premature baby due to possible SVT. Baby having lots of problems

Re: Premature baby due to possible SVT. Baby having lots of problems

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Posted by Laura Briggs on October 16, 2000 at 10:47:18:

In Reply to: Premature baby due to possible SVT. Baby having lots of problems posted by cheryl on October 09, 2000 at 16:54:31:

: If anyone can help me I would be forever indebted. My nephew and his wife just had their baby delivered by means of a caesarean. The poor little guy had a heart beat of over 300 for the last month in the womb. Mind your through medication they had it down to about 215. He was born a few days ago and by giving the medication directly to the child they managed to get the bpm to 160. Yesterday on 3 different occasions his bpm increased to over 200 again. His poor little body is full of fluid. I think they believe he was close to cardiac arrest. His birth weight. Was 6lbs 1oz. He was 34 weeks. They believe his actualy birth weight is 4lbs 12oz. Does anyone know what they can do to help him. They say that his parents are going to have to recognize the symptoms and administer drugs themselves:(. Thank you so much.

My son was born with complex cardiac defects, first things is the parents chould know that they are not alone. I have a web page at Also, to get rid of the fluid the doctors could put the baby on lasix, which is a small amount of liquid that helps really well, my son has been on it several times. Also for the SVT it is caused by an electronic pathway in the heart being messed up. I am not positive but am pretty sure that it can be corrected with medicine and if not then surgery. Does the baby have a pediatric cardiologist? and what hospital are they at in what state?
They do incredible things these days with these little hearts, so keep positive thoughts. Email me directly if you want to talk more, It may take me a while to get back to this board. Also you can give my email to your neice and nephew. [email protected]
Good Luck and my thoughts are with you.

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