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Guidance on CPR post strep type B infection in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   CAN YOU TELL ME WHEN YOU WOULD INJECT A CHILDS FOOT TO RE START ITS HEART....I AM TALKING ABOUT A 6 WEEK OLD BABY WHO HAD STREP TYPE B INFECTION
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello.
Doctor :   inject child foot to restart heart ?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   what did the child suffer from as a result of strep type b infection
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   this is what i was told when a doctor caused a burn on my childs foot 18 years ago....she was very sick and died from the strep b...menigities...but i always think about her foot and i am not sure if this was true ...the doctor caused the burn
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i understood
User :   but it was never put on the medical notes
Doctor :   let me explain you
Doctor :   the strep b infection has caused a severe meningitis and septcemia shock
Doctor :   in this situation the child will not be able to breath and also the herat will become irregular and stop
User :   yes
Doctor :   all the veins will collapse and will not be able to give medicines
User :   ...but why such a bad burn??
Doctor :   in such situation a procedure called CPR is done in an attempt to save life by restarting the heart
Doctor :   during the process the foot or knee is used to administer the medication and fluid necessary for the restart of the heart
Doctor :   and even a mild electric shock is given to heart
Doctor :   for it to start
Doctor :   in that situation life is more imprtant and its so rapid sequence that these procedures look like that
Doctor :   the multiple cuts done to access vein, the burn bark on the ches or else where of the dc shock given all do occur
Doctor :   the aim is to restore life at any cost
Doctor :   if we were successful in the attempt of saving life
Doctor :   than these things can be cosmeticallu treated
User :   but why was it not put on her medical notes?......
Doctor :   in the medical notes CPR notes is enterd
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