Sunday, February 17, 2008

Things are looking up for Isaiah

Isaiah had another follow up appointment yesterday morning. Even though we saw the on-call doctor, she was able to determine that his jaundice level was probably on it's way down, just by looking at him. After another blood test, and then waiting for a few hours for the results, we received a call from the doctor. She was very pleased to tell us that Isaiah's bilirubin had dropped down to a safe and tolerable level, and that we wouldn't have to continue the phototherapy. Woo-hoo, finally! I think Isaiah's jaundice went down faster than Makenna's, but either way, it appears that we're out of the woods. Whew! At his 12 day old mark, and after the initial weight loss from the hospital, Isaiah has gotten past the 8 pound mark into a healthy 8 pounds, 4 ounces! He has his two-week appointment this week, so we'll see how it goes then. For now, we can all breathe a sigh of relief!

Makenna has been her usual entertaining self lately. With all the visitors we've had, she's been able to hold their attention just as much as Isaiah has. And with that, she has no shortage of love for her little brother as she demonstrates to everyone that she loves to give her brother kisses. For those who have come to visit, I'm sure they've all noticed just how much of a chatterbox little Kenna has become. She loves to "chat" as if she knows how to say full sentences, and will even answer when talked to. It's fun to watch, and those that have young children have probably gone through the same stage at one point. There are times where it almost sounds as if she repeats what was said, but you really have to pay attention. Looks like she'll be the one who gets her name on the board for excessive talking!!

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