My 3 month old was put on chloral hydrate

Kristen - posted on 02/21/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Mi 3 month old had multiple strokes at 2 weeks old he has been very fussy since and his neurologist called mme today to tell me he reviewed his mris and its caused becuase of neurological issues he prescribed him some chloral hydrate has anyone ever had a child on ths its a sedative


Gaela - posted on 02/21/2012




Hi Kristen. So sorry your little guy has been sick. I've never had a child on chloral hydrate, but when I was a neurodiagnostic tech, we often used chloral hydrate on children when doing EEG's. The reason we chose this drug was because it could cause sedation without altering the brain waves. Also, it was pretty short acting. I don't believe it will interfere with respirations like some other narcotics. I pray that your little guy is past the worst of all this and that his little brain will continue to heal and grow.

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