Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bad Bilirubin

At 36 hours after birth the hospital tests all babies for Jaundice. It is torture to watch some stranger prick your little baby in the foot and then squeeze blood out of her foot for about a minute. The results came back in the middle of the night and we got the news that she had Jaundice.

Our little baby had to go under the lights for treatment. We had to change rooms again and start feeding the little one formula to flush out the biliruben. It was our fourth day in the hospital and we were ready to head home. After one long and stressful night in the pediatrics wing, we were cleared for departure.

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