Doctor Answers (2) on Lung damage
BO children often have labored breathing, which uses more calories than normal. As a result, poor weight gain (failure to thrive) is often seen. Optimizing the child’s nutritional status to promote adequate growth is important for overall health.
Oxygen supplementation may also be required. The amount of oxygen needed varies in BO patients. Common colds and flu can be more severe in BO patients, so limiting exposure to respiratory infections is also important. Seasonal flu shots are recommended....