Nov 11

Tue '14

Baby Ezri is in the hospital

There is nothing harder than seeing your newborn baby sick in the hospital. Constantly watching her hooked up to so many machines and being poked, prodded and tested on. She has given more blood in the last 24 hours than I have in my entire life, I swear. Now I know that she is in the best care possible and that the tests are only to find out exactly what’s wrong with her. But IT IS TOUGH!!

Baby Ezri hospital phototherapy

After getting a scary call from our midwife yesterday, we rushed Ezri to the hospital because her bilirubin (the cause of jaundice) levels were abnormally high. We were rushed past emergency and sent directly to the NICU. They put her under the UV lights almost immediately. Thank goodness her levels have fallen drastically in the last 24 hours. We’re hoping they continue to go down. However, they found something else wrong while testing. Her platlet count was dangerously low at 15. Normal is mid 200s. After some IV concoction and many more tests, her platelet levels have risen significantly. Almost to normal. However, we don’t exactly know what caused it. It might have something to do with my blood type and her blood type attacking each other. The doctors have been throwing around lots of words like antibodies and antigens and I’m trying to understand but it is hard to process everything. The more I hear things repeated, the better I am understanding what could be wrong with my little girl.

It was most scary in the beginning because they were talking about blood switching because of the jaundice and a platlets transfusion because of the low levels. Both of which were somewhat major procedures for a newborn. Really hoping we don’t have to venture into that territory again.

So please keep our little girl in your thoughts and prayers and hope she continues to improve and we can take her home in a few days. Whew. Talk about being thrown into this motherhood thing with a bang, eh! My poor baby girl.

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6 Responses to “Baby Ezri is in the hospital”

  • Cathrine
    November 11, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

    I’m thinking about all of you *hugs*

  • Desiree
    November 11, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

    My thoughts are with all of you. I understand how scary this time can be, but remember there is light at the end of this scary tunnel – even if it doesn’t feel like it.

    Keep us updated if/when you can (and want to).

  • Aisling
    November 12, 2014 @ 1:09 am

    I can’t imagine how scary that must be! But, yes, the hospital is the best place for her, and they probably deal with stuff like this all the time! Lots of thoughts for you guys. Hang in there. 🙂

  • Joy
    November 12, 2014 @ 4:46 pm

    so sorry you have to go through this! I will keep your little family in my prayers!

  • Cat
    November 12, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

    Sorry to hear that Ezri had to be rushed to the hospital! What a scary experience! I’m glad her bilirubin and platlet levels are starting to return to normal. I will keep you guys in my thoughts, and I hope she will keep improving!

  • Kirsten
    November 15, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    So sorry to hear your little one is sick. I am happy to hear that the treatment seems to be working and I really hope you have answers soon and she continues to do better. I will be keeping you in my thoughts!

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