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New lease of life for Premature baby with abnormal weight

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A premature baby weighing 1.2 kg was given a lease of life following a surgery and efficient ventilator support on Tuesday.
With fast ventilator support through High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) and the administration of special gases like iNO, the baby’s respiratory distress began to stabilise.
With HFOV commenced at the Rainbow Children’s hospital, accompanied by meticulous monitoring and adjustments to maintain vital parameters, a successful flexible bronchoscopy in the operating theater revealed narrowing in the breathing passages. This crucial insight allowed for targeted treatment, with optimized antibiotic therapy based on Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) samples.
The treatment required fourteen days of ventilator support, including five days of specialised care with HFOV and iNO. The doctors managed to wean the baby off advanced ventilation techniques onto simple nasal prongs for oxygen delivery.
The operation stressed the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of senior pediatric intensivists, pediatric pulmonologists, and experienced anesthesiologists, all supported by robust infection control measures and a well-trained medical fraternity.
After six  months of battling against the odds, the baby, now weighing 3.3 kg, was discharged from the hospital, heading home for the first time with a smile. Equipped with low-flow home oxygen and full feeding, this tiny champion embarked on a new journey.

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