Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Strange blue light

Recently they added a UV light that is a strong blue color. They said that because her kidneys/liver aren't fully developed, this light will hit her skin and help break down things in her blood similar to how a kidney/liver would. A number of other babies in the ICU had this, so it's fairly common. As you can see from the picture below, it kind of looks like a bug zapper.

It also messes with your eyes. Once you stare at the blue light for a long time and then look up, everything looks orange for about 30 seconds. You'll see our daughter with a mask over her eyes to prevent her from getting agitated by the strong light. I had to convert this picture below to black and white so it wouldn't be so blue. Next to her left hand is my ring.


  1. Thanks for posting Shaun. I check every night to see what you've posted. I hope Alisha is feeling better today. Even that little incision she had can be very painful to recover from. We're all with you more than you can know.

  2. That picture with your ring is so sweet.
    Love you, little Dottie!

  3. I think Dottie is just a perfect name for her. She is precious.