So, stress anyone?

4:48 pm

Ernest has been back in hospital. His jaundice peeked again, and so he needed more phototherapy. this time at the children's ward.
Let's just say I didn't manage to hold it together quite so well on this visit, and when the pead started to look for a vein in his hand I had a massive flashback and panic attack.
We were very well looked after by the staff though, and able to come home by lunch time today, with everything crossed that the jaundice doesn't get bad again.
The pead assured me Ernest is a healthy baby, and this kind of jaundice is not uncommon.
Just keeping everything crossed that the levels don't rise again, because if they do, it's another trip to hospital, and I'm not sure how much more we can take...and dear Universe that's not a challenge!

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26 comments

  1. Oh help :(

    Poor you. Poor poor, you.

    Did he get to wear the cute Powerranger face mask though? One of my nicest days, ironically, was with Freddie under those lights. So bloody hot though. Couldn't help being slightly sarcastic when they worried about him being hot and fidgetty by the end of it.

    PS - several of my extended kid families have had lots of jaundice and are all just fine.

    Hope other kids holding up okay.

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  2. What a sweet boy! He is adorable. I hope the jaundice stays away so you can all stay away form the hospital.

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  3. Oh no!! You must be having a very scary time. Tobias was severely jaundiced and almost needed hospitalising but luckily my MW held off. He lost almost a lb in the first week. I remember being beside myself with worry... and i didn't have your memories to deal with. All i can say is I cluster fed him non stop for days and days and pretty much weeks and made sure he latched on ok and fed him almost naked to keep him awake. He was absolutly fine and the jandice went. It's no unusual. And you have had so much to contend with.
    Thinking of you all.

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  4. Hoping for some stress free times now for you and Ernest. He is absolutely adorable xxx

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  5. Thinking of you all. he is adorable!

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  6. Oh no. Ick. Oh Jeanette I'm so sorry. I know that I did not appreciate being back in hospital with J that time one little bit. And I don't think they even put a needle near her in the end.

    I hope that the jaundice doesn't come back. Your Ernest is such a cutie! xo

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  7. Oh no :( I am really sorry. He is too cute, though!

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  8. Thinking of you and hoping the jaundice is beat. That is an adorable photo.

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  9. Oh (((Jeanette))) Seth was very jaundiced for a long time, and in hindsight I should have agreed to the advice to have phototherapy.

    I'm sorry you are having the extra worry, and hope things settle now.. He is absolutely gorgeous. xx

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  10. Sorry things are more rocky than you hoped. I hope that's the last of the jaundice. Little Ernest is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for posting a picture in the midst of the stress...I've been thinking of you and your family very often, and was hoping for a photo today.

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  11. He is so beautiful! And yes - thank you for posting a photo when you must be so stressed. Fingers crossed here too that Ernest has got the jaundice beat. I can't imagine how frightening it must be for you. Sending lots of love, xxx

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  12. He's so beautiful and I hope you don't mind me saying, but he looks like Florence.
    I'm sorry you've had all these trips to the hospital. Never fun. And especially not being a babylost mama, when we're already fragile enough.
    Can't wait to see more pics of your gorgeous man. I hope he's on the mend.
    xo

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  13. I hope that you get a chance to breath and cuddle and rest. No one should have to relive that nightmare of stress and panic!

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  14. I've only just found your blog (doing a google search for lazy sewing ways!!) and I couldn't not comment. I have a five month old (baby no.6) who spent her early weeks in special care and almost didn't make it at birth. Just read your story and has brought back so many memories and emotion.
    Many blessings for you as you get to know your new little man, and work through all the feelings and memories. Enjoy the school holidays and hope you find good balance soon. xxxxxxx

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  15. So sorry you are all going through this. I hope this is your final trip to the hospital and you all get to just 'be'.
    xxx

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  16. He's certainly keeping you on your toes :o) Hope the jaundice beggars off and leaves you be to enjoy and relax. He's a cutie (love the pants :o) Much love Tracy M

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  17. Errgh, that does sound a lot awful. But he really is super cute :D

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  18. Oh my gosh he is stunningly smooshable! Hope the jaundice buggers off as soon as possible - my nephew was the same and it didn't take long for him to get back to normal. I hope you're all getting through it and getting lots of cuddles and gorgeous moments together.

    Thinking of you all. {{{J}}}

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  19. Oh Jeanette, Ernest is so totally gorgeously adorable. I'm sorry things have been so stressful for you. Hoping that was the final trip and Ernest just continues to get healthier and healthier and his Mama can start to relax and enjoy him xxx love to all the other kiddlies, hope they're all coping ok xxx

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  20. what a lovely picture of Ernest, he is such a cutie. Hope you are all ok and enjoying lots of cuddles with your lovely little boy.

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  21. of Jeanette I hope it clears up real soon and you get some stress free time (((hugs)))

    xxx

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  22. What a gorgeous picture of him - and love his top :-) Here's hoping this was your last visit!

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  23. He is beautiful x Hope things are improving xx

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  24. He doesn't look jaundiced at all, hope it's clearing up. Big hugs for the stress for you all.
    He is a cutie :)
    xxx

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