pediatric neurologist

NICU Consults Pediatric Neurology Team to Deliver Great News to Family

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AUSTIN, TX – After her 17th consult that day from the ER for tics, a pediatric neurology fellow was excited to receive a consult from the NICU “to deliver good news to a family.”

pediatric neurologistThe baby was a former 27-week preemie born via emergency C-section.  Her three-and-a-half-month hospital course had been complicated by chronic lung disease, several episodes of sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis, anemia of prematurity requiring transfusions, jaundice, and PDA status-post ligation.

She is ready for discharge, so a STAT pediatric neurology consult was called.

She underwent head ultrasound, MRI brain, MRA head/neck, video EEG, ophthalmologic exam, and ABR, all of which were reassuringly normal.  None of the results have been shared with the family because the NICU team thought neurology should “share the good news with the family” since they rarely get that opportunity.

As usual, when the pediatric neurology fellow reviewed the results with the family, they cried.  This time with tears of joy.

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    Kim Farage

    that just made my day…hilarious :D

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    Emily Papadimos

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    Melissa Przeklasa Auth

    ALL THE TIME! :)

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    Jacquie Anderson


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    Kelly Averill

    I remember telling Gretchen Von Allmen how much it sucks that this never happens just a week ago!

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    Leon Grant

    Kelly Averill this is the best one yet…I couldn’t stop laughing as I imagined that really happening…lol

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    Morgan Unruh Elmore

    Jacquie Anderson

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    Gregory Bix

    This is SO true and one of the reasons that I now run a research lab instead! ☺

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