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Old 02-21-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
 
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We have a doctor appt tomorrow but I would love it if I could get an answer tonight. Baby Sebastian is on oxygen now for a little while. Is there anything wrong with letting him cry as needed or does that compromise him further?

On a related note, I would appreciate some positive energy sent our way. He's been sick for over 5 weeks.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
 
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No advice, but lots of prayers for your little guy. I'm so sorry he's been sick for so long.
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Sorry, no advice here either, but lots of prayer and good thoughts for you all.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:01 AM   #4
 
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Thank you, Nynaeve and CGNYC.
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sending lots of good vibes and prayers your way sweetie.. I know what it is like with a young baby with health issues it can be stressful.

hope he gets better soon. let us know if you need anything

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I'll keep S in my thoughts, hoping he gets better soon!
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #7
 
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If he is on O2, I am guessing his lungs are compromised in some way. You have to do what is comfortable. Steven has always had low o2 stats (he was 75 today), and so from the begining, we tried to not let him cry for long periods of time. Crying means lower O2 stats, which means lower levels of O2 to the body. If we knew his needs where met, we were sometimes have to walk away for 5 mins before going back to him, I will tell you, Steven was a colicky baby, and had 3 open heart surgerys by the time he was 5 months old, so he did cry quite a bit as a baby, he is no worse for the wear.

I will be thinking of you guys???
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Deezee, thank you so much! That was exactly the answer I was looking for. I suspected that crying caused lower stats but couldn't find anything to tell me for sure. I will pass the information on to my husband. I am okay with letting him cry for 5 minutes here or there but not longer. My husband has other ideas. Steven's numbers are very low but show how different levels are normal for different circumstances. I know he has his heart troubles.

Thank you all for the positive thoughts. We went to the doc today and are weaning off of daytime oxygen.
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I am glad he is going to start weaning of O2! it can be scary (Stevens levels are low since hisheart does not pump the o2 well to/from his lungs),but stats definitally do decrease when they are screaming (think of how light headed you would get if you took deep breaths and yelled over and over or held your breath)

Now that Steven is older, there are times he is upset a little longer (heck he IS 3, the year of drama) but when he was yonger and his lungs where bad, we would see his numbers drop down to the 50's when he was upset (and that was scary to see).
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