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killer allergies? metabolic? genetic?

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  • Posted By: tenfootpole
  • January 7, 2007
  • 11:54 PM

Mom in need of direction. Two infant boys. Same issues, same time frame, no answers. Infant boy 1 born three weeks premature, high apgars, at 6.5 hours old developed RDS, Pnumothorax, hyperbilirubinemia, sepsis (gram -) intersitial disease, heart murmur, 10 days neo intensive care. Died at 1month 23 days old. Methanol poisoning/formic acid poisoning.
Infant boy 2 born 5 weeks premature. Developed exact same conditions, at 6 hours after birth. Received same course of treatments same hospital. Had myoclonic jerks, eyes rolled back like seizure every feed/ anemia for months, seems to have resolved somewhat. Still has breathing difficulties, reflux, constipation. Docs seem to be avoiding full newborn screen, why? ... Docs seem to have ruled out genetics when no real testing done, any ideas?

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