Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Val | 2011-07-22



Hy all,
Could someone please explain to me what an Upnic Spil ( not sure if that is the correct spelling by the way ) is? my sister in law had a premature baby and was told the baby has upnic spil and his got low oxygen in his blood.

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You probably mean an 'apneic spell.This happens more commonly in premature babies. This is due to the baby not breathing properly at birth and not getting sufficient oxygen for a period of at least 20 seconds.Enter 'apneic spell' on Google and you can read more about this condition

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Posted by: Val | 2011-07-25

Thats right, after Racoon''s reply i went and searched for it, but unfortunately my tinny little nephew lost the battle on saturday afternoon.

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Posted by: Val | 2011-07-22

Ya that must be it, thank you Racoon really appreciate it.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011-07-22

Sounds like apnoea spell? it means he stops breathing at times, and that causes the low oxygen. They usually attach a breathing monitor, so the apnoeic spells will be instantly detected.

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