interesting babies - page 3

The CCAM topic prompted me to start this thread. What has been the most interesting baby in your NICU? Examples being syndromes, anomalies, etc..... I'm sure that some of you with many years of... Read More

  1. by   Jolie
    Smith's is a book no pregnant nurse should EVER read!
  2. by   magRN
    Most recently I cared for a little baby who came in with a feaver a week old at home. Turned out she was positive for herpes 1 in the CSF. She started having siezures 10 hours after the diagnosis was made. That following night she started going into DIC....we intubated...they had placed lines that morning when I left. Extremely critical...I thought she'd die....but she went home yesterday with a fairly good prognosis if her liver holds out. A true miricle!
  3. by   KRVRN
    The harlequin ichthyosis baby I saw had parents that were related.
  4. by   kids
    Originally posted by AHRN
    Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation

    5th ed, by Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, 856 pp, with illus, $59, ISBN 0-7216-6115-7, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1997.

    This may not be latest edition, but Amazon has several editions listed.
    It includes many chromosomal anomalies and other non-chromosomal syndromes. It also lists a certain abnormality such as micronathia and the common anomalies associated with it.
    5th is the latest Edition.

    I also have/use Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Deformation. I don't know how to discribe it other than it covers defects that are more structural and less genetic (amniotic banding etc).
  5. by   SHELLYBELLYRN
    OMG............I definitely shouldn't have read this thread.................slightly less than 6 weeks to my due date! Oops!!
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by SHELLYBELLYRN
    OMG............I definitely shouldn't have read this thread.................slightly less than 6 weeks to my due date! Oops!!
    Shelly, it might be best to stay away from all ob/gyn/neonatal threads from here on out.
  7. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Shelly, it might be best to stay away from all ob/gyn/neonatal threads from here on out.
    Yeah! And that goes for TLC and Discovery Health channel too!
  8. by   Jolie
    I have to disagree, dawngloves! There's nothing wrong with her watching TLC or DHC. Afterall, every woman on those shows has her baby in 30 minutes or less, and even the home births with prolapsed cords turn out OK. Even better yet, maybe she would like to deliver on TV!
  9. by   dawngloves
    Oh, I don't mean that overly sweet and pretty, "A Baby's Story" I can't watch that it makes me so mad! I mean like the conjoined twins special I saw.:chuckle
  10. by   NurseShell
    I saw a couple color photos of babies that died shortly after birth with the defects mentioned above...I cried. Seriously, how frequently do these kinds of things happen??
  11. by   kids
    Originally posted by NurseShell
    I saw a couple color photos of babies that died shortly after birth with the defects mentioned above...I cried. Seriously, how frequently do these kinds of things happen??
    I really don't know, I think I just read that the incidence of harlequins is like 1 in 300,000.

    With all of the possible things that can go wrong its almost amazing that there are any *normal* babis born. Like I said in an earlier post...with all of the things that could go wrong it makes me pretty grateful for a "simple" heart defect.
  12. by   Heather333
    I've only been in NICU a little under a year and the most interesting one I have seen was Moebius Sydrome. Kid ended up with a G-tube and a trach. A really sad case.

    Heather
  13. by   HazelLPN
    Years ago I took care of a baby with an ectopic heart. About a quarter of the heart was exposed outside the chest wall and had several other anomalies. The condition was inoperable at the time and we made her as comfortable as possible.I have many experiences in my long career but I have never watched a beating heart stop like that.

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