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Ruffing Update...

Everything is so crazy, I don't think my brain has had a chance to digest it all. I am pleased to report that Joey's bilirubin levels have dropped enough that they're stopping photo therapy and that when I left the hospital this afternoon, they were starting to wean him off the isolette. They have to gradually reduce the temperature to see if he can maintain body temperature in an open crib. Hopefully, if he does well overnight we may be able to bring him home by Monday.

He's a really sweet baby and sooooo tiny. His weight this morning was 4 pounds, 15 ounces. They're also hoping he'll gain 6 ounces and be back up to his birth weight soon.

I am a little concerned because Andy has a runny nose and a cough. I can just see having to quarantine the baby in my bedroom to keep him away from Andy.

Poor Andy is so confused by my running around. Everytime he sees me he runs over with a big hug and doesn't want to let go. As things settle down I'll have time to write about my dramatic delivery and all the trauma poor Joey has had to go through during his first week.

In the meantime, pictures






Feb. 19th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Oh Juli, he is just precious. My fingers are crossed that he will be home very soon.
Feb. 19th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Thanks Christa! The waiting is making us crazy but it's allowed us to spend the weekend making all the preparations we thought we had a month to do-- like intensive cleaning, getting the clothes together, getting the bassinet ready, etc.