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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Update

Well, a lot has happened since Karissa was born. As I said in the last post, we were taking her to the Dr every day since coming home. Well, it all hit a peak on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when her temperature was less than 96 rectally and her Bilirubin level was up to 20. Her Dr said she needed to go to the hospital and be put in an incubator to keep warm while she put on some weight and got her Bilirubin level down by being under a Billie light. So as much as we didn't want her back in the hospital we agreed with the Dr and took her to the hospital. We were there until this past Monday (3 long days). It did help and she was able to stay warm and start regulating her own temperature and her Bilirubin level came down. She actually lost weight while she was there but has been feeding better and has gained weight since she came home. She is definitely a trooper and fighter. We thank God for all He has done and for getting her through these tough days. Here are a few pictures of her on her first Thanksgiving and in the incubator at the hospital. Please continue to pray for her and we appreciate all your prayers already.

2 comments:

Kate said...

I'm glad to hear she is doing better! I will definitely keep her, and you guys, in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

WOW GOOD LUCK i wish you guys the best i will keep her and you guys in my prayers sorry dave i'm not on much i miss chatting with ya man your a dad now cool deal i'm so HAPPY for you guys TAKE CARE

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