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    alicaffie posted:
    my son was born at 31 wks and has a pda anyone have any info or experience with this. it has something to do witha valve not closing. thanks for any and all feedback.
    babyjamesmommy responded:
    My son was born at 25 wks 5 days...he had a PDA. They tried to fix it with medicine which didnt work. They ended up doing a surgery when he was 3 weeks old to close it. It was a very simple procedure done in the NICU at bedsside. He is 6 months old now and you can hardly see the scar.
    alicaffie replied to babyjamesmommy's response:
    thanks so much what is it exactly though?
    Anon_154542 replied to alicaffie's response:
    when you are in the womb your blood flows a certain way because it come from mom....when you are born that valve is supposed to close and another opens. When it does not close is when you hear the mummur
    alicaffie replied to Anon_154542's response:
    thanks a bunch
    PunkyK replied to alicaffie's response:
    Just as a Mom, my opinion is the Dr's are not communicating with you very well and you need to start asking questions. They should have explained to you what 'pda' is so you could understand what it is, what it means for now and what it could mean in the future instead of just throwing that term at you. Be assertive! You have a right to know what is going on and the right to ask.

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