Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dr Appt Updates

We've had a busy week so far but now it has calmed down. George's mom and her friend Marilyn came down on Monday to help take Emma to the dr and they just left this morning. I love it when they come down b/c George's mom, Judy, washes my dishes/bottles, makes coffee, holds Emma, and washes clothes. Such a big help!
Anyways, on Monday we went to the pulmonologist. They talked about weaning her down on the oxygen from 250 to 125 but then decided against it b/c we are stopping her two diuretics. They didn't want to overload her. He did say that she will probably be off oxygen in 1-2 months so we now have a better time frame. So far she's doing good off the medicine but he said to watch for puffiness in her face/hands. We got to weigh her while we were there and with her clothes on she weighs 8 lbs 2.4 oz! She is huge! I totally couldn't believe she was that big but she has started eating more. Way to go Emma!

Yesterday we went back to Dr. Byrne, the retina specialist. Her eyes are still getting better but the blood vessels still haven't finished forming. Soooo now we go back in 3 months! That's a whole lot better than every 2 weeks! My little girl is growing up.

That's about all I've got for this week...Emma has been smiling up a storm and occasionally coos but not all the time. She loves for her mommy to kiss her and tickle her! It just makes my day when she smiles at me and I couldn't be happier. Oh one other thing...at the dr office yesterday I swear she chuckled a few times! I'm sure she didn't mean to but it was so cute I wanted to cry! Now for pics...here are a couple of smiles and of her and Marilyn.






1 comment:

Judy said...

Just need to make a correction! Marilyn did the clothes washing, cooking, and the most "Emma holding" that trip! What a great friend! Thanks Marilyn!