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- Apr 28, '03 by nurseiamAbout 3 years ago I was just coming on shift @ 3:00pm reading my chart sitting at the bedside. I had a maybe 1 week old 25ish weeker in an isolette. She had a desat down into the 30's followed by a brady that required several minutes of bagging to bring her back. By 6:00 pm we were in the OR with an ostomy. She had still been NPO, not reported to be distended, ropey.....
Long story short @ 430am I was still catching up the pages of orders.
- Apr 28, '03 by NICU_NurseWow, well I guess THAT answers my questions. Thanks, all of you, for your replies. I'm learning so much! It's exciting! I know, I'm a nerd! I can't help it.
- Apr 28, '03 by prmenrsyeah, but you're cute, so we're keeping ya!!
- Apr 28, '03 by BlueYYsRNDawngloves....replogle?
- Apr 29, '03 by NICU_NurseUmm, Sandi, that's not *me* in that picture... (furrowing brow)
- Apr 29, '03 by dawnglovesOriginally posted by BlueYYsRN
- Apr 30, '03 by TeshieeI love this sight just last night one of my kids were looking distended even had some loops but a simple glycerin chip relieve him and he was fine. I guess if you keep assessing not letting up and if NEC is occuring just getting on top of it is nice. You guys are awesome. It is a strange thing because even when you get those symptoms they never seem to happen with all babies one may get subtle and you may overlook it or a serious loopy kid. It is a true learning experience. :-)
- May 2, '03 by KRVRNIncreased number of A's and B's... esp A's... is a generalized early sign of getting sick. Temp instability also.
I caught it way early in another nurse's patient when I "saved" an apnea/desat for her. After I got the baby's sats back up, the belly still looked gray. Called her over and it had turned that ugly color just in the few hours since she had last assessed him. Got the whole work up with abx and repogle and everything. Turned out fine.
I've also seen boy babies with suspected NEC turn out to have incarcerated hernias.