Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Number 9

Im afraid that I had to explain to our dear lil Gideon that just because he is indeed the 9th child, that does not mean he gets to go to the hospital 9 times! When we went in for his doctor visit, he not only had lost weight but his bilirubin had gone up 3 points nearing the seizure threshold. So admitted to the local hosptial this time.

Thankfully his stay was brief, he responded so well to the photo therapy that our doctor tested him last night already and let him come home with the Bilibed. Which is basically photo therapy bed with UV lights.

It was very disheartening to have him go back to the hospital. Even more heartbreaking to watch them put an IV in his little arm once again. The poor little guys heal has so many lancet marks its painful to look at. So hes home and in the bilibed unless hes eating ... we go back for another leval check on sunday. Hopefully it will continue to go down and we can get on to adjusting to "normal" life with our little guy. He also has a weight check on monday, he has managed to lose over a full pound so he is 6 lbs 7 oz now.

I guess our little mighty warrior just wants to make sure hes well known :) I would prefer a slightly quieter start to his arrival but that was not the case. Hey ... at least we are getting free diapers out of the deal. All of the hospital stays have sent us home with diapers and whatever supplies he had been using.

God is good ... all the time!


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