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Babies born addicted to Pills
My friend is about to take custody of a child that was born addicted to an assortment of pills. I have searched the internet looking for what to expect and if the child will survive, but i have not been able to find anything that has sufficient information. He was born premature and my friend is worried, can someone please help answer my question i would be so grateful.
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199177 tn?1332183097
jess that a hard question to answer without more info how much and what was she taking all of it .Had she told her OBGYN.Had she tried to quit cold turkey .How far along was she been the baby was born .Do you know how the baby is doing now ?
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the mother was about 28 weeks when she delivered. her doctor perscribed her methadone to help her quit but she abused them and also continued to abuse other pain medication. i'm not sure what all she took i just know that it was an assortment of pain meds. My friend that is fighting for custody told me that the baby was finally breathing on his own without help but he's having pretty bad withdrawal symptoms. they started him on medication today to help with the withdrawals.
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199177 tn?1332183097
Being born that early whether it was drug indused or not is so early .Her first worry should be getting her baby better if she was abusing the methadone and other drugs she is going to have a big fight in front of her but for now getting the baby threw is the most important have you been able to see the baby at all I feel so sorry for the poor baby but I am gald to here he is breathing on his own.keep in touch you can pm me if you want too .I will pray for the baby
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Jess,

OMG that poor baby going thru withdrawl but the baby is in the best possible place (hospital) and they will help the baby get thru everything.

I do not know anything about babies being born addicted to drugs, i am hoping that the mother does not have any rights to this baby?? being that the baby was born addicted to drugs.

Keep us updated, I will pray for the baby and your friend in church tomorrow. Jules
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no i have not seen the baby yet. the mother has no rights to the child, my friend and her family just recieved custody of the baby, but they have never raised a child born in these conditions.i will keep you posted on the health of the baby as i hear it. Thank you so much for your help!
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hi, no the mother has no right to the baby, my friend was awarded custody but she has never been in a situation like this before and therefore has no clue what to expect such as mental disorders and things of that nature that could be caused from the drug use. Thank you for your prayers, they are greatly appreciated,
i will keep the baby's health posted as he progresses
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199177 tn?1332183097
can you try to find out exsactly drugs she was on and how much when she went into labor  
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Jess,

Like avig said, can you find out what drugs the baby was subjected to? I have a nurse that works in my office and I can ask her the risks for the baby but she will ask me what all the baby was subjected to, babys weight and if the baby is on a respiratory ventilor or if it is breathing on its own?

If you can get more info we can do some research for you.
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i will find out and post it
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thank you i would greatly appreciate it. i will get more details and post them
thank ya'll so much
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199177 tn?1332183097
That wiill help alot  then we can look into the possable birthdefects of each drug,
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i have bad news... the baby passed away the yesterday. The doctors are saying it was sids. they haven't said yet if it was because of the health problems from his addictive conditions or not. My friend and i are very upset and are waiting for more news.
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Oh My!!! I am so sorry for your loss and for your friends loss! It is such a shame that some people don't get help or don't follow through with their treatment while pregnant! I hope this thread finds somebody who is using while pregnant and maybe just maybe they will see what effects of not treating their disease of addiction has on their baby! I will say a prayer for you and your friend. God Bless~
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Jess,

I am so sorry, and just like dont forget said that if one person sees this tread and it gives them what they need to stop the addiction.

I am so sorry for you, your friend and the baby most of all.

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thank you. it is very difficult at the moment but i also hope that any expecting mother that is using will see this and hopefully she will realize the pain it can cause. thank you again for all of your help and support
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thank you very much. i appreciate everything and hopefully something good for somebody else will come out of this terrible situation. like you said maybe another expecting mother will see this and maybe realize that there is something so much more important than using, like the life of an infant.
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my heart just sunk when i read your 10/18/6:01 post im so sorry i will say prayers for your friend, you and the babys mother what a horrible ordeal for you all, hopefully if someone is pregnant and using and read this they will seek help b4 something tragic happens e1 always thinks "it wont happen to me" but it does ! god bless you all, T
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This is so very sad and I am so sorry for the loss. That poor little baby and your friend must be devstated  (misspelled). I will keep all involved in my prayers. IS the mother in any trouble? God Bless and take care!
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