DS2 Eli was born the 26th and went home from the hospital on thursday 28th everything looked good and his jaundice levels were low. We started noticing that he was yellowing around the nose and eyes on friday evening and then come saturday when he had his check up doctor said he looked quite yellow so off to the hospital we went. Got him check and he was a 16.2, back the next day for a check and he was 17.4 then the following day so Mon he was 19.2, starting to get dangerously high.
His doc reccomended we treat him at the hospital which I was objective too, BUT it was a better option the treating at home as we would have to drive back up everyday for a check and with the blanket at home it could take a week or more for his level to come down. I was perfectly fine with a speedied recovery in the hospital. but my poor baby.
So here we are on tuesday and his level is now at 13.2 and we need to be 12 or below to go home, so everyone send me some good vibes and pray that at 6am when they test again his level is under 12 I CANNOT WAIT to go home! I feel so bad because my DS1 who is 3 is at home and I've been trying to pump enough milk for Eli so that I can go home to spend time with DS1 Wyatt as well as be here for Eli talk about stressful! Thank god I have a loving DH who has taken over all the home care and even has been doing laundry
The hospital has been so accomendating to me its great! I get to stay for free in a room and he gets to room in with me with his little tanning bed. I'm trying to make the best of it but its so hard to be here. I can't hug and snuggle with him its nurse and back to the bed....makes me sad but he is a trooper and does not seem to mind at all thank goodness!