Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


So baby F2 born as planned Jan 11th and such a wee dote. His blood levels though started to give us pause by end of first day and soon he had pathological jaundice. We were in hospital 10 days first stretch and now back in again after a brief 2 days home and now day 6 so 16 days in hospital for 18 days old. The nurses been great and hardest thing was educating everyone on hereditary spherecytosis. Finally now the doctors are consulting experts in this field and telling us things we don't know. He's getting care he needs but looks like needs a transfusion this weekend as anemic and bilirubin is dropping under lights but his spleen is attacking all those red blood cells quicker than the marrow can replace them.

So say a prayer for us re the transfusion. His daddy got typed but turns out neither of us O so we can't donate. Hoping to be home soon so we can all cuddle up and I miss my 28 month old being in the hospital with the baby last 2 weeks


At 5:54 PM, Blogger Patty said...

saying a prayer for all of you right now


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