Never-ending eye appointments

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Still no eye surgery!! We had another check today. I guess the plan with her eyes is that she is not in the clear for not having surgery. The doctor said that she will still need surgery (98% chance..) whether it's next week or in a month. The plan is to just keep checking them every few days so that when they do get worse, we can do the surgery right away. The good thing is that with every day that she doesn't need it, she gets a little older and a little bigger. The bigger she is, the easier it will be for her to recover from the surgery. So that's the plan with those eyeballs of hers. Her next appointment is Tuesday. We will wait and see.

Today I did some skin to skin holding and she was on 2 liters of air flow on her cannula at room air... ROOM AIR!! That means no extra oxygen was needed! She was doing so good! It only lasted for like 5 or 10 minutes but then she only went up to like 24 or 25%. Little by little.

What else to update? I've noticed that the last few days I've felt more and more comfortable around her. It helps that I get to do more of her cares and also that day by day she is getting bigger. Of course I know the nurses need to do the important stuff but I just want to swipe her right out of that little bed of hers all the time! At least this way I know that when she comes home I'll probably be feeling much much more comfortable with her!

Here is mine and Clint's special find today! It costs a pretty penny but it is so pretty! The minimum weight for this stroller is 4 lbs! That's like 2 or 3 days away for us! Granted, she's not coming home in 2 or 3 days.. I'm thinking like 4 weeks or so but it's still nice to know there's a car seat out there that she can actually fit into now!!

2 Wisecracks:

Megan B said...

That little princess is going to be home SOON!

Aimee said...

We had the same prognosis for Connor's ROP... 1 day the surgery was imminent, the next it was off, then it was within a week, and by the next exam it wasn't needed. Ultimately he had the surgery, everything went well, and his next appointment with the ophthalmologist will be as an outpatient in 1.5 months. Hang in there!