My ex 25 weeker gets blue hands and feet

  1. Hi

    Jacob (a 25 weeker) is almost 10 months old and has been home from the hosptital for 4 months now. He came home on 1 litre of O2, and that was gradually weaned to 0.2 quite recently. My question is "what causes blue hands and feet"? I notice that quite often that this will happen to Jacob - his nose will also turn this colour too. Over the winter Jacob was in PICU for 5 weeks due to a severe case of RSV, while there he had a host of problems including pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. I wonder if this could be an after effect of that?

    Shelley, mum to Jacob ( 25 weeker - 1 pound and 11 ounces)
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  3. by   prmenrs
    What does the doctor say? That would worry me a bit.
  4. by   dansamy
    He could simply be cold. My preemies would turn blue if they were too cold. I would wrap them up & check them again a little later & their color would be normal.
  5. by   BittyBabyGrower
    That sounds like a low sat...but I can't really assess him thru the need to go to the peds with that!
  6. by   Gompers
    With a history of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, I wouldn't take any chances. Take him to the doctor, okay?