Matthew's cultures came back this morning clean and clear so we were discharged. We are all glad to be at home and hope to never return again!
We will be following up with Matthew's doctor early next week to make sure everything is still ok.
The PICU doctor talked to another specialist regarding Matthew's bilirubin level. It appears that everything is in working order. He did say that ocassionaly, breast fed babies are higher in bilirubin longer. He said we could take a few day break from breastfeeding and see how he does, but it isn't worth giving formula. The benefits of breastfeeding far outweigh any negatives of jaundice at the level he has.
Of course, once again we are on house arrest. We are more than welcome to visitors! Just be sure you aren't sick, haven't been exposed to illness and refrain from smoking before visiting. With Matthew's immune system and lungs as weak as they are, we have absolutely no desire to return to the hospital anytime soon.