April 24, 2008
Back at the Hospital
Sophie was a little jaundiced on the first day and unfortunately her billirubin went up to a level where she had to do phototherapy. I was hoping we could get the machine at home but the pediatrician insisted that we had to take her to the hospital. She was under the billi lights at the hospital from 4pm yesterday until today at noon. I was lucky that they allowed me to stay there overnight. I couldn't nurse her while she was there but I expressed my milk and we fed her the milk in bottles.
Apparently the reason for her jaundice is a blood type incompatibility between her and me.
Her billirubin level was down today and hopefully it will stay like that.