Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Glow Worm Baby

We had Aidan's doctor's appointment yesterday. Everything checked out fine except his Jaundice level. It was 18.3. A normal level is 13 and a hospitalization level is 25. So our doctor went ahead and put him on an at home photo blanket to watch his jaundice levels. From what we understand it is pretty normal. The nurse came to our house yesterday to set it up. As you can see in the pictures below he is hooked up to a little machine. The blanket that goes around him is a "bili light" which breaks own the bilirubin particles in his skin into tow noninjurious particles which are removed by the kidneys. It is kind of a pain because he has to be on in 24/7 which means we have about a 3 foot area to work with him as far as feeding, changing, and bathing is concerned. He has been a trooper though and when the nurse came to do his check up this morning his level was down to 17.1. This means hopefully he will be off of the machine by Friday. Keep him in your prayers and Cliff and I as well. We have moved everything into our living room and set up camp there. It will be nice when everything is back to normal and he is in the clear.

1 comment:

Erin Howell said...

I just have to say.. I'm loving your new blog layout (and header!).. and of course, your new baby! I hope he is feeling better soon! Can't wait to see more pictures and hear more about the little guy.