Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Most Beautiful Shade of Yellow ...

... is not when it is in my boy's skin. Jace has passed all of his tests with flying colors this week -- until this morning. The pediatrician came in (seeming kind of panicked) and tried to convince me to stay another day. She was thrusting information at me so quickly that I got confused. Finally she said that Jace's skin looked really pumpkin-ey and she wanted to run the jaundice test on him again. She was also concerned about how much weight he had lost, and wanted to re-weigh him this morning. From Monday night to Wednesday night, he had lost a pound. I am emotional anyway -- so I didn't take this news very well. I called Joe, (he was on his way back to the hospital,) and told him, (through tears,) not to bring up the car seat. I was scared and upset that my boy was sick. I know that jaundice is realitively common -- but I was so excited to bring him home today.

When they re-weighed him he had gained an ounce from last night's weighing. (He had better ... the nurse brought him in to feed at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00. He ate for at least an hour each time). That made me happy! We found out at about noon that we needed to stay until tomorrow and he would have to go through light therapy. SO until tomorrow morning his schedule is 3 hours light therapy, 1 hour feeding.

Joe and I went to the cafeteria to lunch today, (my longest walk since Monday morning! I inched along ... but we finally got there.) We ordered our lunch, which was much better than anything they have brought to my room, and headed back. I wanted to stop at the gift shop to get a "get well stuffed animal" for my baby boy. We found two that we really liked ... so I just got them both! The bear was from me and the orange dinosaur is from Joe. The dinosaur is a puppet actually. It is nice having them in my room so that I can remember that he will feel better soon :) I am looking forward to going home tomorrow and I am hoping that the lights won't have to come with us!

4 comments:

Lynsey said...

I'm sorry to hear the your little guy had a set back. At least they are only planning on one day of it. I like the stuffed animals. Get well soon little Jace!

Lyman and Kim said...

I had a sad feeling that there was something up when I drove down Saguaro tonight to run an errand and your house was dark. I'm sorry that he had this set back but better safe than sorry. We will pray that he gets better and all his eating today has paid off well. The stuffed animals were a good idea to cheer up the situation. Let me know if I can help with bringing in lunch or dinner...or both!

Real Mom, Real Life said...

Just stopping by... Hang in there. Soon he will be snuggled tight in your arms at home.

The Broughs said...

Jaundice is no fun... Abby had it but not really bad so once we brought her home we had to keep bringing her back for that stupid heel prick for about three days. It was awful. That is nice they are letting you stay. It will make your homecoming even better! If you guys need anything PLEASE call us!!