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Can a baby survive if their oxygen saturations are in the 60-70s consistantly, not getting back up into at least the low 80s at all for weeks and months on end?<br><br>
I know my little one looked grey/blue when he got down into the 60-70s. Can a preemie get used to sats that low and survive like that?
 

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Some cardiac babies do. I think it would take it's toll on the organ systems before too long.<br>
I would be pretty concerned with sats consistently that low.<br><br>
Is this hypothetically IN oxygen?
 

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I would be pretty concerned with sats consistently that low.<br><br>
Is this hypothetically IN oxygen?</div>
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This would be hypothetically with 100% oxygen on an oscillator.
 

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Yes they can as someone mentioned sometimes due to heart conditions a baby saturates that low regardless of oxygen. Is it healthy? no. My baby went through about 5 days of being at 100% oxygen saturating in the 60's and 70's and is fine now. She also has a heart condition that can cause some babies to saturate lower though for her it doesn't have a huge impact.
 

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My baby was only that low for about six hours (not bradycardia episodes) and is still suffering from what I had assumed was the result of the oxygen deprivation.<br><br>
He is 9.5 months old and has problems with high tone, tongue fasciculations and is fully tube fed. Once he got his surfatants his oxygen went from 100% and satting in the 70s (on a vent) down to needing 30% O2 and being pink (and then yellow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ). It did creap up and he was on 85% within the week, but never 100% and blue again, thank God!<br><br>
I am sorry for anyone who deal with blue babies for extended periods! What I saw was more than I would like to in my life time. I always assumed that if the surfacts hadn't worked he wouldn't have survived. I guess that I didn't have as much reason to be scared as I thought I did.
 

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They can. But it's not healthy at all.
 
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