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Inborn errors of metabolism in a premature baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   yes
User :   yes my son was a 28 week premature baby who is still in the NICU for the last 4 months in sacred heart hospital with some kind of weird intestional problem that the doctors can not find
User :   every time he gets to a full feed he gets sick
User :   im loooking for a second opinion
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we just did a upper GI and a enema barium
User :   but nothing shows
Doctor :   Ok
User :   do you have any ideas?
Doctor :   It might be Necrotising Enterocolitis
Doctor :   Were the doctor treating in those lines
User :   he has had NEC 2 times
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we put him on antiboitics but they cant find the reason behind him getting it
Doctor :   What is the feed that is being put
User :   they are stumpped
User :   he is nippiling
Doctor :   Where are you now?
User :   he was at 60-90 cc's
User :   at the XXXXXXXX mcdonald house
Doctor :   Location?
User :   Spokane Washington
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   are they thinking in terms of errors of metabolism
Doctor :   Inborn

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