Need Help for 6 month old with fluid after heart surgery
I have a 6 month old that had heart surgery 12 weeks ago. He has had fluid draining sincw thwn. It started in the chest tubes then the did a procedure on his lung and it switched to his other lung then they did the same procedure on this one. His fluid then went throuhout his body. They did dialysis to help with this and his extra fluid went away. They left his pd cath in and it still drains about 300-400 cc a day. The drs here are telling us they have done everything they can think of. and that we need to decide if we want to take him off the vent. Is there anything that can be done to help this fluid. They have tried almost all meds and procedures to his heart and lungs. Do we have any other options????
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.