The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Tracheomalacia is a rare congenital (present at birth) condition in which the walls of the windpipe (trachea) are weak and loose instead of rigid. As a result, breathing difficulties begin soon after birth. Babies born with tracheomalacia may also develop heart defects, developmental delay or gastroesophageal reflux. The cause of this condition is unknown.
Tracheomalacia is a rare congenital (present at birth) condition in which the walls of the windpipe (trachea) are weak and loose. The cause of this condition is unknown.
Symptoms of tracheomalacia include:
Doctors at Riley at IU Health may perform the following exams and tests to diagnose tracheomalacia:
Treatment for tracheomalacia includes:
Most of the time, the symptoms of tracheomalacia can be controlled and will improve as your child grows older.
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