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Colic , Mother used meth, percocet while pregnant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   I am caring for a 2 month old baby whos mother was using meth and percocet while pregnant. The baby is always crying, has not had bowel movement in 8 days, does not sleep well and both vomits through nose and mouth on a regular basis. I took her to doctor who told me it was colic. But I am worried. She always acts like she is in pain.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I am thinking about taking her to emergency room tonight. How do I get the doctors attention so they will look at this seriously?
Doctor :   Could you elaborate on meth and percocet?
User :   Mother was smoking Meth and crushing and snorting percocet. The mother is in jail at the moment.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Now colic, means intensive colonic contractions
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which result in narrowing of colon
Doctor :  
If it is a troubling one, it has to be treated surgically
Doctor :   troubling in the sense, not responding to conservative treatment
User :   How do I get the doctors attention so they will look at this seriously?
Doctor :   If it is a serious one, they do respond to it

Doctor :  
You need not worry
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they would be attempting conservative approach right now and that is a good approach
Doctor :   and only if there is a lack of response, surgery would be thought of

User :   I have had the baby for 16 days, during this time she has been the same. Always in pain, has only had 2 bowel movements, always upset. I have 6 kids and 8 grandkids and have never had a baby act like this. There is nothing I nor anyone else can do. The baby wants to eat always. She should be having bowel movements and not vomiting with enough force to come through her nose as well as her mouth.
Doctor :  
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It is better if you could consult a pediatric surgeon regarding the same
User :   From what I am saying, do you believe this is emergent or should I wait until Monday to see a doctor. If she does not have a bowel movement that will be 11 days without one.
Doctor :  
You should not wait till monday
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You could fix up an appointment on Saturday itsefl
User :   this is very helpful...thank you!
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thank you...happy holidays
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