Bilirubin is naturally created as red blood cells break down. If the liver isn’t removing it from the bloodstream, jaundice results and can lead to serious complications if not treated quickly.
The Brennans made the 40-minute trip back to North Shore because they didn’t want their daughter to be anywhere else. Sophia was placed under phototherapy lights in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for three days.
Through the ordeal, the Brennans, who had only a few friends in the area, were struck by the community that quickly formed around them.