December 24, 2009
Posted by Renee at 12:53 PM
This is what Elvin and I refer to as "tanning." You can barely see it, but in addition to his snorkel he is also wearing a visor to protect his eyes from the special light shining on him. Because of his prematurity he is constantly on and off phototherapy. The phototherapy is necessary to prevent jaundice. Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin that occurs when the baby's liver isn't developed enough to process bilirubin.