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1. Ask for a compromise. Can you get away with scheduling a pediatrician appt in the next 24-48 hours as a ticket out of the hospital? Even that seems silly to me, because when my son was in the NICU they had to be OVER a level of 9-10 to get the bili treatments...in the N.I.C.U....
2. If the above doesn't work...and probably what I would do first anyway is: I'd be signing AMA papers and taking my kid home. There's nothing else wrong and 8.5 is a perfectly acceptable number. Start packing up your stuff and let them know you're leaving with your son. Get him in some sunlight at home and keep on nursing!
Goodbye hospital. If they want to, they can call CPS (they usually do) who will likely laugh at the call, not even bother to follow up and all will be done. Crappy way to leave...but...it kinda sounds like they are grasping for a reason to add treatments and stay longer and bill more money...the whole cascade kinda thing. Go with your gut mama.
Just my two cents!
UM and WOW rereading your post...formula supplementing for jaundice? I'd be checking out tonight! That's not acceptable! urghhhh....
Midwife. Mama to five. Love is still the greatest.