The Bilisoft is used as treatment for babies with jaundice. It is a very safe and effective treatment in reducing serum bilirubin levels.
“Babies require the Bilisoft at all times until their serum bilirubin levels come down, most of the time this takes just a few days, but for some babies it can take longer,” Heather said.
“The portable Bilisoft means families don’t need to stay at hospital for extended periods, and can treat their baby at home so the family can stay together.
“We educate the parents on how to use the Bilisoft at home, but if they need to come into hospital at all they still can.
“We make daily calls and frequent home visits to collect blood samples and review the infant’s progress.”
Michelle and Bryan Lee have experienced this first-hand. Their five-week-old baby Marcus has jaundice and requires the Bilisoft for treatment.
“We have a three-and-a-half-year-old at home as well, so being able to use the portable Bilisoft at home makes it so much easier,” Michelle said.
“The portable system works really well and we are very grateful this service is available to us.”