In the Shadows

They are in the shadows. Babes are at risk.  (Jaundice can become toxic when not managed properly.)  Children live with no viable treatment options.  Research funds are needed.  Adults live in immense difficulty.  Families struggle to hold together fractured pieces of their lives. …all because of jaundice. There are those shaped by “the K word”…

Let’s Make Kernicterus a Never Event

September 18, 2013 by Kasey Haas, Guest Blogger In 2001, the National Quality Forum labeled kernicterus (KI)– a disability caused by untreated newborn jaundice and characterized by motor and hearing impairments – a “Never Event”. Alongside events such as leaving sponges and tools inside surgery patients, KI was classified as an event that is so easy to avert, that…

Preventable Tornado

Jaundice. It’s a word most parents are familiar with, but to my group…it sends chills down our spine. We don’t joke about cute yellow babies, or pumpkins that are orange. For us, jaundice was the strange weather that heralded a MASSIVE TORNADO in an innocent child’s newborn body, just days after coming home from the…