So yesterday morning i woke up and realized that my ds who is only 11 days  old had slept 11hrs without waking up to eat and his diaper was completely dry!! So i called his ped and they told me to take him over to the hospital to get checked out because he is still very jaundice.Well they do some blood work at the hospital and they come back and said they have some bad news. They said my 11 day old son had either an endocrine, metabolic or a heart problem because his potassium was double what it should have been and his sodium and electrolites were way out of whack.So immediately they got an ekg on him and redid the blood work. They told me depending on his ekg results he may be getting a helocopter ride to johns hopkins childrens hospital, So immediately i started crying. They made me wait 3 LONG hours to hear any blood work results and any ekg results. And i cried and held my little boy tight for those very long hrs!! Well finally a different dr comes in and tells me the best new i have ever heard in my entire life! Apparently the 1st batch of blood work that they sent out was clotted blood so it gave false results and my son is actually perfectly healthy and nothing was wrong with him! The only thing wrong is that his jaundice levels went back up and he sleeps to long. I swear when they told me something was wrong with him it instantly took 10 yrs off of my life from all the stress of thinking i was going to lose my son because potassium levels that are to high are life threatening! They still kept us over night and we just got home about an hr ago. They sent us home with a billie blanket and i am very happy to say my son is completely healthy and he is safe!

i copied and pasted this from my post cause it was alot to type and i am short on time this morning

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May. 25, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Adyson just got out of the NICU for it! Her levs where 19.9

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May. 25, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Oh my gosh that is so scary! I'm so glad that Leo is doing better and nothing serious was wrong.

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May. 25, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Sorry that you had to go through that. Glad he is doing better.

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May. 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Gotta love how they give you a heart attack and then you get total opposite news just a short (but seems like forever) while later. I hope his jaundice is better asap. What a sleeper!

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May. 25, 2010 at 9:34 PM

happy everythings great its scary when something goes wrong with ur babys

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