Any ideas about this?

  1. When a newborn has alot of edema in the feet/ankles, doesn't move the hands or feet, and from appearance you would think there are no bones in the feet/ankles? Upon palpitation there are bones. I had never seen this before until a few days ago and would like to know if you guys have seen this and what it may be. Baby didnt have grasp reflexes either. Im thinking genetic disorder.
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  3. by   babynurselsa
    Are other reflexes normal? Suck, startle, etc?
    How is the baby feeding, voiding, and pooping?
    any murmur?
    any other sx you can think of?
    is there any set up for sepsis?
    Maintaing temp?
  4. by   q12RN
    O2 sat didn't get past 82 with blowby, momma was an induction and her max temp was below 100.
    I was taking care of the momma and was doing her pp care while the others were working on the baby. Baby was mostly limp and didn't breath well. Retracted alot and didn't make effort to grasp. They didn't even give out the apgars before rushing the baby out to the sick nursery. I cant wait to go back to work to see what the outcome is.
    Last edit by q12RN on Nov 24, '06
  5. by   dawngloves
    Did they have an ECHO?
  6. by   babynurselsa
    sounds like a heart to me.
    Oh and just a fyi, trying to evaluate much in the way of reflexes would be irrelevant if the baby is distressed.