Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Miss Meg has jaundice. The pediatrician seemed to think it should be "obvious" that she has a touch of yellow, but we certainly hadn't noticed. They did the heel stick and tested her blood yesterday and her count was 14, apparently 20 is the worry point so we weren't worried.

Bjorn took her back today for her follow up to spare me more heel sticking (plus I was home with Andy who naturally has a stomach bug with vomiting and diarrhea). Turns out her bilirubin level today was 17 - yes, the wrong direction. So we're off to the hospital in a bit for a more accurate test to better evaluate her levels. And if they are indeed worrisome, we have to admit her for two days while they administer light therapy. The therapy et al sounds fine, but I am not liking the idea of leaving her. In the meantime, I have her wrapped in her bassinet by the window in our bedroom hoping to get some light on her and hopefully reverse course on this.

I'll keep you posted.

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