Newborn Jaundice - Stephen's Story
Jaundice is the most common complication seen in newborn infants. It affects both full-term and premature babies, usually appearing during the first week of the baby's life.
Born 7 weeks early. Stephen was intubated, suffered from jaundice, reflux and dropping heart rate. Due to the severity of jaundice, he required phototherapy. Phototherapy is the process of using light to eliminate bilirubin in the blood. Stephen spent 19 days in the NICU and was released right before Christmas. He joined his twins sisters at home, where they are all growing happy and healthy.