I Want To Go Home
I want to go home. It is Sunday and we have been in the hospital for 3 days. However, you have jaundice, a severe case. You have been under the lights all day and tonight you will spend overnight in the nursery so that the nurses can keep an eye on you. I want to take you home where I can really be your mommy. My time with you is limited here. They are constantly taking you back to the nursery so that the doctors can examine you and when they do that you are gone for hours.
It has taken all this time and three lactation consultants to figure out what is wrong. You are not eating enough. You had everyone fooled into thinking that you had the hang of breastfeeding, even me! However, the last lactation consultant, Nancy, figured out that you need extra help when you eat. So we are working on that.
My doctor must discharge me by tomorrow evening so if you have to stay you will be moved to the NICU and Daddy and I will live at the hospital. I feel like such a bad parent already. I can't even feed you well enough to take you home. Maybe tomorrow will be our discharge day!
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Sunday, April 2, 2006
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