I took care of a 610 gm. preemie the other day who is being given IM injections of Vit. A 3x a week. I've never seen this before, it's a new tx for chronic lung disease...apparently it can't be given IV!!!
This seems so harsh for such a little baby. The baby already has a huge bruise from the injection.
Do the benefits of the drug outweigh the bruising and pain of the injection?
I'm having a hard time with this. Don't most preemies this small get lung disease the majority of the time?
Is Vit. A REALLY that effective?
Has anyone here had to give a 610 gm. baby a SHOT?
I've never had to, didn't have to on this baby either, but the leg loooked so bad and the docs verified no IV administration!