Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back to the hospital

Leo was back in the hospital yesterday for jaundice. He was getting sluggish with his eating and sleeping more than normal. After bringing him into the physician it was determined his bilirubin level was too high. To break down the bilirubin he needed to be placed under lights for phototherapy. As of this morning he has responded well to the treatment and we will be going home today at 6pm. Now we need to work on getting his weight up. Because of the jaundice, he became lazy with his eating and has lost more than 10% of his birth weight. We'll take it one step at a time but all indicators are pointing to him being just fine and he should start picking up weight now that he's expelled some of the bilirubin.

Thanks again to everyone for all your well wishes, love and support. Leo loves all of you and can't wait to get to know all his friends and family!!!! Here are some more pictures.....

Em, Kev and Leo

1 comment:

Melissa Gruber said...

I am happy to hear he is feeling better. Both girls where under the lights for a few days when they were in the hospital...I just always told them they were getting a suntan!
Enjoy that little guy back at home.