Week One

Duke ended his first week by being discharged from Children’s for a really high bilirubin level.

Last Monday we had our first pediatrician apt.  She commented on his jaundice, and I said they had tested it Friday before they discharged us from the hospital and it was 10.1.  Our ped. thought she better just recheck it to make sure it was going down, but assured me she didn’t think he looked that bad.

Later Monday afternoon she called me and said it was 20.5 and we need to head to Children’s to be admitted.  Our pediatrician said she was shocked it was so high and she had only ever seen one other kid w/ a bilirubin 20+.


Thankfully, after 24 hours under the lights, his bilirubin number was down enough for us to be discharged.





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