Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Today you were in the NICU for 24 hours, starting at 11 in the morning. The light treatment was supposed to help breakdown the billirubin in your body, which causes jaundice.
It was heartbreaking to not be able to hold you and comfort you, but I'm thankful I could take you out of that damn plastic cage to breastfeed. Even so, when the doctor first told me you had to do this therapy, I cried, despite my best efforts not to, for the first time in over 3 years (not counting sappy movies of course).
When we got to the NICU, we saw lots of seriously preemie babies, and I had to remember to be more grateful.