GulfstreamGuy
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My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:12 pm

My 18 month old girl, Savanna, had to be taken to the hospital for the 2nd time in 3 weeks because she had a "Spontaneous Pnemothorax" (her right lung collapsed). Today she had surgery and came through it fine.. Praise GOD!

Has anyone out there ever experienced or know of someone that this has happened to before. Our doctors our stumped as to "why" this happened to such a young girl. The doctors do know "how" it happened though. They believe it was from a rupture of a congenital cyst on her lung.

I would like to hear any input anyone may have on it.

Thanks,

GulfstreamGuy

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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:17 pm

Thank God she came through it ok. She's way too young to have serious health issues.

Here's to hoping this is just a small bump in the road in a little girl's life.
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:23 pm

Glad she's ok!

I know someone who had it in high school, but he was an astma patient.
but I never heard of a healthy youngster with a collapsed lung before.
Anyway, there are med students and doctors on this forum too!

I wish her a good recovery, and U2!
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:35 pm

Sorry, I don't know enough yet to give any advice or opinion! But it's good to hear that she came out of it fine.  Smile
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:46 pm

glad to hear she is recovering. All the best
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:49 pm

Glad she's okay... good wishes from SoCal.

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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:53 pm

never heard of it, glad to here everything is looking up though.
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:45 pm

I have no experience with that condition and pray that all will turn out favorable. My 6 year old daughter was born with a hole in her heart (not on common) but still worries the heck out of a father. I know how special that relationship is between a father and her little girl and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:55 pm

Gulfstream Guy, may she recover and be healthy and happy from now on. I wouldn't know what to do if my 16 month old daughter had health issues, honestly.

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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:22 pm

Didn't Lew just go through something similar?

btw How is he doing?
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:29 pm

Quoting GulfstreamGuy (Thread starter):
They believe it was from a rupture of a congenital cyst on her lung.

Most likely. Many children are born with areas of the lung that either haven't developed properly or that haven't expanded (insuflated) with air after birth. These "bubbles" are prone to infection and/or to bursting, creating what is called pneumothorax. We often have to operate on them, since there is no chance of spontaneous recovery. However, when the cyst is out, the matter is solved.

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 9):
Didn't Lew just go through something similar?

Yes and no. He had a pneumothorax (air) and a hemothorax (blood), because his lung was perforated by a knife. It is similar in pathogenesis, but rather different in outcome - his condition was far more serious, having bled so much.

I am glad your daughter is on the way to recovery. Coincidently, we are operating today on a boy (6 yo) with such a congenital cyst. In his case it was an infection that led us to the diagnosis.

If you need any more info, you can always IM me.

Take care and best wishes,

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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:33 pm

Hey sorry about the bad news, hope your young un gets well soon  Smile


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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:52 pm

Good luck!

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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:41 pm

Quoting GulfstreamGuy (Thread starter):
Has anyone out there ever experienced or know of someone that this has happened to before. Our doctors our stumped as to "why" this happened to such a young girl. The doctors do know "how" it happened though. They believe it was from a rupture of a congenital cyst on her lung.



Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 1):
Thank God she came through it ok. She's way too young to have serious health issues.

I'm afraid nobody is "too young". I lost my son to a heart defect when he was 15 years old. He had the defect from birth, but it was completely non-symptomatic, and was never detected. One morning he simply did not wake up. We now know that it could have happened at any time between birth and age 20. I guess we were lucky to have 15 wonderful years with him.

Gulfstream, without wanting to make you feel paranoid, I urge you to get a few second (and third) opinions. It is best to get such second opinions from doctors who are not related in any way, shape or form to any other doctors who may be advising you. (If the doctor says, "Oh, I went to school with him", or "I went to the same school", go somewhere else). You must do everything in your power to confirm without a shadow of doubt what caused your daughter's condition, what can be done to prevent it from happening again, and what possible consequences there might be to both the condition and the treatment.
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RE: My Little Girl Is In The Hospital

Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:51 pm

Glad to hear she made it through OK. All the best and I hope she takes it easy.

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