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How Is Josie Bates & Kelton Balka’s Baby Hazel Doing In The NICU?

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Bringing Up Bates stars Josie Bates and Kelton Balka recently welcomed their baby girl, Hazel Sloane, to the world. They excitedly announced her arrival last week but shared that she was spending some time in the NICU. The little one has a rare blood condition and also has jaundice. The couple first mentioned her diagnosis a few days ago, and now they are sharing an update. So, how is Hazel doing now?

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Josie Bates Instagram

Josie Bates & Kelton Balka share new update

In her new Instagram post, Josie shares a couple of photos of Kelton hanging out with the baby. He was able to feed Hazel a bottle, and they got a chance to snuggle up with their newest addition.

Josie gives fans an update on what’s going on with Hazel. She writes:

Thank you so so much for all of the love and prayers you have sent our way! Hazel’s bilirubin levels are slowly improving, and we are praising Jesus for so many prayers answered!!! We are incredibly thankful for the amazing team of doctors and nurses at @easttnchildrens who have been caring for sweet Hazel; they have gone above and beyond to walk us through each step and care for our baby as their own. 🥲💕 She still has a ways to go, but we are thankful for the small improvements, and we appreciate your prayers as she continues to heal🙏🏼🤍”
Josie Bates Instagram
Josie Bates Instagram 

Bringing Up Bates send words of encouragement

Naturally, the family’s followers are sending them lots of love and support during this challenging time. They remind the family they are praying for them and thinking of them during these times.

In the comments section, Josie’s sister-in-law Whitney Bates writes, “She’s so precious!😭💗 Continuing to pray for sweet Hazel!🙌🏼” Alyssa Webster adds, “Such great news! Happy she’s doing so much better. Can’t wait to meet her in a few weeks! 😍” 

Fans appreciate the updates and hope to hear more news as Hazel continues to improve. Since Josie and Kelton have documented this journey so far, they will likely share additional updates as they have them.

So, are you glad to hear that Baby Hazel is slowly getting better? Do you hope to hear more good news about her soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

For more updates about Josie Bates and Kelton Balka’s new baby, check back with TV Shows Ace. We will continue to let you know what’s going on with Hazel.

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