Day 11 - Return of the Big Blue Light

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

So today was our 11th day here and it brought with it a return to the Big Blue Light. Ezri's bilirubin level went up again so they stripped her down and put her under the lights to see if they could get it to go down again. She is none too pleased about the change, as she was really enjoying getting to be dressed and bundled all day, but alas, the doctor's don't seem to care much what any of us prefer. The good news is that this is a very common situation in premies and it will clear up eventually so no need for worries.

The good news of the day is that Miss Ezri is now weighing in at a whopping 4 lbs. 4 oz. That's 2 oz. over her birth weight. She's really been packing on the pounds the last few days so hopefully that is a good sign that she's getting stronger and closer to going home. She is still doing very well at the breast - went on for another 15 minutes this evening and, since I no longer have to empty before letting her latch on, she was actually able to get some breastmilk straight from the source. It wasn't enough for a full feed, but definitely a step in the right directions.

That's all for now.


Aunt Julie said...

Wow, I am impressed that she is over birthweight in just 11 days, she is doing great.