David and Mary Louise both had their eye exams today. Mary Louise looks great - she will be scheduled for weekly checkups until her eyes are considered mature (until the vascularization of the retina grows to Zone III of her eyes). There is no reason to think that any more surgery will be needed. More news on her in a moment...
David still had the questionable spot on his retina (the one that was there last week and needed watching). The spot had not changed so rather than taking the chance of having to come back here after being transferred back to Lake Charles, the doctor treated the area this afternoon. (It was done with conscious sedation in the NICU - he is awake and very angry as I am typing this and the touchup only took about 15 minutes). Anyhow, as far as his eyes go, he is in the same boat as Mary Louise -immature with weekly checkups.
MARY LOUISE IS GOING HOME!!!!!! not just any home, OUR HOME - as in the real house - not the hospital - umm - as in we'd better get that house clean because there will actually be a baby in it!! OH my goodness we are just so so excited and scared and happy and overwhelmed and excited (I know - I said that but it deserves to be said more than once I'd say). We just can't believe it! She is having a sleep study right now to determine anat home need for a monitor, oxygen or any other equipment. We will get the results of that and a hearing test at some point tomorrow. I am hoping that they discharge her at the same time that they transfer David or things will get rather exciting around here as I figure out how everything will work.
David will be sent back to the hospital in Lake Charles as soon as he is stable enough to go - most likely tomorrow but could be at the latest on Wednesday. He must gain a bit more weight before GOING HOME. (ha - I love saying that - I think Brent and I had just conceded to visiting a hospital daily for an indefinite amount of time -it has simply becaome our temporary way of life). What a happy adjustment we are about to make!
Oh I just can't believe it - first breastfeeding and now this?! What a time we've had!
Will keep you posted!