Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jaundice stinks!

Under the lights.

Her eye protection, wasn't it pitiful?

It seems our sweet baby suffers from the dreaded jaundice. We went for an appointment on Monday to learn that she had it so bad we had to be admitted into the hospital. It was so scary. She had to be under some blue lights at all times besides when I was feeding her or changing her diaper. I hated every minute of it. I was so depressed and upset, having to watch her in there and not being able to comfort her when she would cry. Luckily she's a wonderful baby and doesn't do that very often. She slept for the most part. It also stunk having to be away from home, Nick,and Maddy. She had to get her blood taken out of her foot several times. It was so sad, she would just cry and cry. One night they had to fill 3 tubes so it took them 20 minutes of milking her foot to get it out. I was almost in tears myself. I did my best to stay calm so she wouldn't get more upset. It was heart wrenching. Luckily we got to come home yesterday afternoon. We have an appointment tomorrow afternoon to see what her status is. Please send up some prayers that she won't be readmitted. Hopefully her count with either have dropped or will be the same so she can come home with us to her comfort zone.

So glad to finally be leaving the hospital and hoping to get some SLEEP! Yes I know I look terrible, but it was a rough few days.

Her first stroller ride leaving the hospital!


Eileen said...

Aww what a cute picture. I am praying that she stays healthy:) God Bless Jodie

Sandi McBride said...

Ah, our little Princess had to spend time with the Billy Light...she'll be fine honey, don't worry. It's not as uncommon as you might think...I know you're just beside yourself, but step back and take a deep breath, it's going to be fine
I love you
Aunt Sandi