The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #43499   Message #635573
Posted By: Mark Cohen
25-Jan-02 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: Bad news for Kendall
Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
Kendall, take it from a doc: prayers, laughter, and positive thoughts do help. I saw a newborn three days ago who I thought had bad pneumonia, contracted in utero. I told the parents he would most likely get better but would need to be in the hospital for a week for antibiotic treatment. The father told me that he'd been praying and was sure the baby would get better and go home with mom at three days. That evening the baby rapidly improved and came off of oxygen. The repeat x-ray was nearly clear. The baby went home yesterday with the mom at three days of age. Now most likely he had, not pneumonia, but retained lung fluid due to the cesarean delivery, with an x-ray that fooled me...or did he? Either way, he got better, just as dad said he would.

Lots of positive energy working for you here, my friend. All the best.