Sunbathing in the tropics.
So, I started off with a joke, but this picture really makes me sad! Poor Ammon started turning more yellow over the weekend so we took him into the pediatrician. After tests they admitted him and I back into the hospital to put him under the lamps for jaundice. His level was a little over 18:( It was hard, really hard. I hated not being able to hold him when I wanted to and watching him scream as they messed with him and poked him. Feedings/diapers were monitored closely. And his little heels must be throbbing from all of the heel pricks hes had over the past week. He had 3 from glucose testing(he had low blood sugar at birth), a PKU, and about 8 other pricks for bilirubin checks. So that is 12 in all. He was so tough though. He never cried for the actual poke-it was the squeezing of the heel to get the blood out that made him mad. And he slept most of the time and did really good inside the incubator. He was a trooper. After a day and a half his levels were finally down and we were able to come home. So all is well again. This experience made me think of all the mommies out there who have had preemie babies or babies with extreme problems. Mommies who have had to watch their babies from outside an incubator for weeks/months. I can't imagine going through that. A day and a half was hard enough. I love this little boy so much and we're so happy to be back home. Mostly I'm happy that I can hold him whenever I want now without someone telling me I have to cover his eyes and stick him back in an incubator. It was awful! :( We are so grateful he is okay now and home.