Josie Bates and Kelton Balka recently revealed that their new baby girl, Hazel Sloane, is in the NICU. The baby was born last week and was diagnosed with a rare blood condition. She also had jaundice. She’s been in the NICU for a little while, and the parents have shared a couple of updates. Now, they have some new details to share with fans. What’s going on with Hazel?
The couple previously talked about her stay in the NICU a few days ago, saying, “She is stable in every other way, and right now is just requiring supportive care to help bring down her bilirubin levels, while her body slowly removes the antibodies fighting against her blood.” Little Hazel is Josie and Kelton’s rainbow baby, which means she is a baby born after a loss. Prior to conceiving Hazel, the pair sadly experienced a miscarriage.
Josie Bates reveals Baby Hazel is going home
On social media Monday, Josie shared a big update with her followers. In a couple of clips on her Instagram stories, Josie wrote, “We’re going home,” and added a few emojis. In another snap, the Bringing Up Bates daughter is cradling her daughter on their couch at home. She writes, “It doesn’t feel real. So so thankful to be home with a healthy baby. God is so good!”
Josie has yet to share a post on her main Instagram feed sharing the exciting news, but she will likely do that soon. The photos on her stories are only available to view for 24 hours, and fans can’t publicly reply to them.
Fans send love & prayers to the Bates family
While Hazel has been in the NICU, fans have been sending the family words of love and encouragement. They know that this was difficult for them. As Hazel was admitted to the NICU, Whitney and Zach Bates’ baby Jadon was being released. So, the two families are able to connect over this shared experience. Fortunately, both Hazel and Jadon appear to be doing well now.
So, are you glad to hear that Josie Bates and Kelton Balka’s baby girl is going home now? Are you excited to see big sister Willow with Hazel? Let us know in the comments below.
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