Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tanning Bed?

December 23-24

When we arrived at the NICU this morning, this was the sight that we saw....

Christian's billirubin numbers had increased so his jaundice needed to be treated. He was placed under these lights and even got to sport an eyemask. We joked that he looked like he was working on his tan in a tanning bed! We were told that this treatment might be necessary so we were prepared to see the lights. However, we were not prepared to hear that while receiving the treatment, we would only be able to take Christian out of the incubator for a max of one hour a day. How could we go from holding and snuggling our little guy all day to be limited to one hour?! We were devestated. It is so unnatural to not be able to hold your baby.

The doctors told us that typically babies are treated for 2-4 days before their numbers improved enough to be taken off of the lights. We began to pray for his numbers to decrease and, boy, our God is faithful! We came in the next morning, Christmas Eve, and he was not under the lights! The nurse said that strangely Christian's numbers dropped drastically which is unheard of. But WE know that our God is able to do more than we can imagine and miracles DO still happen! Not only did we get to celebrate the healing of his jaundice, but Christian also was taken off oxygen. To God be the glory!!!!

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