interesting babies

  1. 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 experience have seen some interesting things.
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  3. by   Brownbetty
    We recently had a baby who had a teratoma (sp?) I am not sure was it is but it was a huge vascular growth on this little ones left buttock, very huge, it was surgically removed and you would never know it was there.

    Anyone ever taken care of a baby with CHARGE syndrome? We have one in our nursery now, I have to find some more info on this.
  4. by   sunnygirl272
  5. by   Brownbetty
    thanks sunny girl, i just finished reading up on webpages.
  6. by   KRVRN
    Horrible case of harlequin ichthyosis. Very horrible.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Brownbetty
    We recently had a baby who had a teratoma (sp?) I am not sure was it is but it was a huge vascular growth on this little ones left buttock, very huge, it was surgically removed and you would never know it was there.
    Ours had one like this. The baby weighed 6-something at birth, and weighed 3-something after surgery. Quite amazing.

    Heather
  8. by   Chiaramonte
    I was watching Maternity on TLC the other night.
    Watched in amazement the segment about a neonate being born with another fetus' immature body encapsulated into the his intestinal cavity. It caused his bowel to be necrotized and he had liver damage also. I never knew anything like this existed.Have you seen this in your practice, Heather, Kristi anyone?
  9. by   dawngloves
    I never get to see anything! I swear when I'm up for an admission I get the "won't eat" baby from the Well Baby Nursery!Of course the baby always eats for me aned just have the pleasure of doing a septic work up on him!
  10. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by KRVRN
    Horrible case of harlequin ichthyosis. Very horrible.
    Oh Kristi! I'd nevr heard of that before! How incredibly sad!
  11. by   KRVRN
    It was very sad.
  12. by   NicuGal
    We had one of those Harlequin babies too....and we had 3 others with the "scalded skin" variety of icythiosis. Those babies all died a terrible death.



    This is a baby with Harlequins....and ours looked just like this! It was so sad!
  13. by   KRVRN
    Ours did too. She was receiving 10mg of MS per hour by the time she died.
  14. by   RN2B2005
    You guys sure know how to make a girl cry before breakfast! I went and hugged my son after reading about CHARGE syndrome and ichythyosis.

    It's not astonishing that these babies are born with these syndromes; it's amazing that so many babies are born without them. Every 'normal' birth is a miracle, IMHO.

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