"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, April 11, 2013

J = Jaundice

Jaundice. 

Ugh. Do you remember?  I certainly do and these are not fond memories of when Stella first came home. 

She had a bit of jaundice in the hospital but it seemed to be under control so they allowed her to go home. However, things did not get better. Our beautiful little baby girl was yellow. She had yellow eyes! (insert A Christmas Story reference here). We were worried. Mainly that they'd admit her back to the hospital and we were by no means ready for that. 

Luckily for us her jaundice was still at a level where home therapy was an option. Enter the bilibelt. Surely you remember that, if not check it out here.  We wrapped her up, plugged her in, and we were the proud new parents of a newborn glow worm.  Sure it was bulky. Sure it was bright. But it certainly did the job. After a few days her color was back to normal and the bilibelt was returned. 

Jaundice = drama. Infant-related drama that I wouldn't wish on anyone. It is no fun. Sadly, as problematic as our experience was, I know that there are some parents who don't have it as easy as we do. They have to have their babies in light therapy in the hospital. They deal with other jaundice related problems. They're in my prayers. Ugh.

All is well, 10/26 down, in Drosche Land. 


10 comments:

  1. Thankfully we never had to deal with jaundice.

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  2. Have been enjoying your posts.
    We haven't been blessed with our own but have lots of kids in our family :)

    I blog on Christian stuff at auntyamo.com but am doing AtoZ on my fiction blog.

    My hubby is doing AtoZ on all things God on www.richjm612.wordpress.com :)

    auntyamo
    http://ficticiousamo.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, I'll head on over and check them out!

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  3. A family theme? Nice! This is the first blog I've come across in this challenge that's blogging about family. I like it. Oh, and I read your "About me" - nice to "meet" a fellow Lutheran :)

    Cheers!
    Jen

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    1. Thanks so much! Nice to meet you too! :)

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  4. My daughter has jaundice when she was born. She ended up staying an extra night. That was tough for this Momma.
    ~Naila Moon

    https://twitter.com/NailaMoon/status/322605758212628480

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    1. Yikes! Sorry to hear. I bet it was rough!

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  5. Jaundice is so frustrating. My daughters both had it. They were fine when they were born and then before we left they had a mild case. Fortunately we didn't have to worry about doing anything special, but the extra worry certainly isn't fun.

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    1. It seems to be more common than I'd thought. Luckily Stella was the only one we had to worry about it with. The other two had their share of other drama though!

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