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    My cousin had her baby a couple days ago. My Aunt messaged asking for prayer because the baby is in NICU, but didn't say why. They did post a picture of her older daughter holding her new baby boy, and that he was born 11 lbs 3 oz.
    I asked once what is going on, but the response was hurried and just said again that he was in the ICU and he was getting a blood transfusion to help thin out his blood. I didn't want to keep peppering them with questions during such a stressful time, so I just responded with love and encouragement. But I do want to know whats going on.
    Anyone know what this sounds like?

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    I do not know but wanted to offer hugs and healing thoughts.

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    No clue but I hope he is OK and you get some answers soon!!

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    Did she have GD?


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    Maybe this?:

    http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/chi...e_newborn.html


    Polycythemia in the Newborn

    Polycythemia is an abnormally high
    concentration of red blood cells.


    • This disorder may result from
      postmaturity (see see Problems
      in Newborns: Postmaturity
      ), diabetes in the mother, or a low oxygen level in
      the fetal blood.

    • A high concentration of red blood cells makes the blood
      thick (hyperviscosity) and may slow blood flow through small blood
      vessels.

    • Most affected newborns do not have symptoms but
      occasionally have a ruddy or dusky color, are sluggish (lethargic), feed poorly,
      and very rarely may have seizures.

    • The diagnosis is inferred from a test that measures the
      content of red blood cells in the blood.

    • Usually no treatment is needed except to maintain normal
      hydration.

    • When the newborn has symptoms, treatment with a partial
      exchange transfusion may be given to reduce the red blood cell
      concentration.

    A markedly increased concentration of red blood cells may result
    in the blood being too thick, which slows the flow of blood through small blood
    vessels and interferes with the delivery of oxygen to tissues. A newborn who is
    born postmaturely or whose mother has diabetes, has severe high blood pressure,
    smokes, or lives at a high altitude is more likely to have polycythemia.
    Polycythemia may also result if the newborn receives too much blood from the
    placenta at birth, as may occur if the newborn is held below the level of the
    placenta for a time before the umbilical cord is clamped. Other causes include a
    low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia), maternal diabetes, growth restriction
    in the womb, or a large transfusion of blood from one twin to another
    (twin-to-twin transfusion).

    A newborn with severe polycythemia has a very ruddy or dusky
    color, is lethargic, feeds poorly, and may have seizures. If the newborn has
    such symptoms, and a blood test indicates too many red blood cells (high
    hematocrit), some of the newborn's blood is removed and replaced with an equal
    volume of saline solution, thus diluting the remaining red blood cells and
    correcting the polycythemia.
    Last edited by cassi; 01-26-2013 at 10:18 AM.



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    She didn't mention having GD. She very well might have, though. If she did, it could have caused Polycythemia. Good possibilities.

    Thank you for your kind words and ideas so far, ladies.

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    what Cassi said. It should probably end up fine!

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    Hope he is doing better soon...KUP.

    ~*~Katrina~*~ Momma to Xander, Hayden & Lily (6) and Jericho (3 1/2)

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    Poor little guy.



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    Hope everything is OK!!
    Karen (28), DF (28), DD (3), DS (2 months)


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    I have no idea, but I hope he's ok! Lots of good thoughts and prayers!
    Jennifer


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    Any updates on him Polly? Been praying!
    Dh (39) Me (37) 8bio 1adopted, 14 angels






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    Thanks girls, and thanks for praying Kelly.
    My Aunt said yesterday was better. They took him off oxygen and the doctors are "hopeful". My cousin got to hold and nurse him, even though he was still hooked up to a lot of wires.
    I still don't know what the issue is, but I was happy to hear that update and hope he continues to get better!

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    Aw, poor little guy (well, big guy!). I'm glad he's doing better. I'll keep them in my thoughts.



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    That is sad. It's good to hear a positive update though...
    Thing 1 (8), Thing 2 (5), Thing 3 (2)

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    So glad to hear he's doing better...praying for continued improvement!
    Dh (39) Me (37) 8bio 1adopted, 14 angels






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