Describe the presentation you would expect to see in a three-month-old baby boy with pyloric stenosis.
- What is the etiology of pyloric stenosis?
- How does the pathophysiological process of pyloric stenosis lead to the signs and symptoms?
- What teaching would the FNP provide to the parents who are managing this infant at home?
Pyloric stenosis is defined as a condition affects the gastrointestinal tract in babies and it is considered serious as it demands immediate treatment (Rogers, 2016). The expected presented of pyloric stenosis in a three-month-old baby include vomiting which begins as often spitting followed by projectile vomiting; stool changes including constipation and excretion of fewer and smaller stools; weight loss and failure to gain weight; dehydration characterized by sunken fontanel, sunken eyes, and wrinkled skin; and waves of peristalsis which are described as increased contractions of the stomach producing notable ripples (Rogers, 2016)….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5