Finding life opportunities for babies born with birth defects

Bac LieuThe baby girl was born at Thanh Vu Medic General Hospital, had a crying reflex, and then turned pale all over.

The doctor discovered that the baby had some abnormalities such as a large tongue, a smaller left eye than a right eye, and a malformation of the oropharynx. After an MRI, the doctor diagnosed the baby with neonatal respiratory failure, amniotic infection, ethmoid hernia with complete posterior nasal obstruction. Doctors let the baby breathe oxygen through a mask, ventilate, aspirate sputum and open the airway.

On 9/9, the baby’s respiratory failure did not improve, gastrointestinal bleeding, the next day he had to be intubated and mechanically ventilated.

Specialist doctor 1 Le Hoang Khai (Head of Pediatrics, Thanh Vu Medic Bac Lieu General Hospital) said that on September 13, the baby’s condition was getting worse and worse, adding to the financial burden, and the family collapsed. mentally ask the hospital to send the baby home. But the doctor advised the family to “still have water to slap” to find a chance to live for the baby. The hospital decided to waive the entire treatment cost for the baby.

On September 15, the baby’s health began to gradually improve, the skin was rosy day by day, the pulse was clear and breathing was regular. Five days later the baby was extubated, oxygenated through a mask, and placed a pacifier to help keep the oral airway open. In the following days, the baby was weaned from oxygen through a mask, practiced breathing through a pacifier with air, Practice bottle feeding, gradually remove the nasogastric tube. The baby was discharged from the hospital on September 25.

Doctor Khai shared: “Currently, the child’s health has improved a lot, the reflexes are gradually natural and the body is more rosy. It is expected that when the disease is stable, the baby will be transferred to the upper level for surgery to correct it. birth defects”.

The baby’s mother (22 years old, Vinh Thuan, Kien Giang) during pregnancy did not have regular antenatal check-ups and monitor the health of the fetus, so she did not know about the baby’s abnormalities until birth.

Specialist 1 Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy (Deputy Director and Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Thanh Vu Hospital), shared that prenatal screening is very important for early detection of fetal abnormalities and application of intervention measures. timely card.

The newborn baby girl is stable now. Photo. Hospital provides

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