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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Two days in NICU..

It was on 6th day of my birth, my mom took me to Doc for a routine checkup. As soon as the doc looked at me, he seemed afraid and suspected that I was having physiological jaundice in a serious level. He requested an emergency blood test to check my bilirubin and found that my jaundice level was 'border level high'. He immediately took me to NICU. My mom was worried and nobody was there to console her, as she took me along with mid wife just for a checkup,and hasn't ever thought that I would be admitted there. She was all silent for a minute, just didn't know what to do next. Yeah, but she soon managed to inform my dad and grand parents. When my mom went to take my NICU admission, the receptionist asked her "whether baby's mom wants a room, looks like she had a c-section and where is she?". My mom smiled and said "I'm her mom," and the receptionist was really surprised- I heard my mom saying these to granny.

In the NICU I was alone, with a beautiful nurse aunty to look after me. I loved her except that I could not bear the pricks she made to take my blood sample for testing. My mom still counts the scars of those pricks on my both legs, hands etc. My mom stayed whole night sleepless as I was hungry every hour. She had to come to NICU every hour to feed me.

The very next day was my 'hair removal' day. I 'll talk you about that later. For hair shaving, I was taken for few hours to home then got back to ICU. I peacefully slept under the 'phototherapy light'. Just got up for feeds frequently and slept again. My mom says, that aunty tried to give me formula feed as I cried terribly with hunger and could not wait for my mom to come. I vomited the entire milk right after my mom's arrival.

On eight day I was discharged. I still had yellow color all over my body but my doc said my condition is normal.

Photo: A break from NICU


  1. I love the design of this site, is it really cute. Awesome, keep these posts coming :)

  2. Gosh, what an experience! I am so happy that everything has passed and there were not any fuirther complication from that! Now you and your precious gift are safely back home and enjoying her growing up:) I am expecting a baby too and started reading through your old posts!Wish you all the best! Greetings!


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