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Infant had a heart surgery and was incubated, causing a lot of Phlegm and vomiting, left vocal cord is paralyzed. Cause for phlegm?

My 5 month old just had heart surgery and was intubate for a week they took the tube out then they had to put it back in with in a couple hours. He was intubate for 4 more days.. since then he s had a lot of phlegm that just sits in the back of his throat and sometimes ends up gagging on it and throws up. And his left vocal cord is paralyzed for now. Main question is what could be causing all the phlegm? He is not sick, does not have a cold or anything.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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this is common problem in children with heart disease.this is due to lung infection and it will be cured with antibiotics. he may need nebulisation/chest physiotherapy.
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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