Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MD appointments...

Just a quick update on Mary Louise...

She will have to have her hearing checked again in 3 weeks. As it turns out, she is not only tiny but her ear canals are narrow - even for her tiny size - so the instruments used to evaluate her will not work properly. We have another appointment in 3 weeks.

Her heart is improving!!! She was also 6 pounds 10 ounces today - she's gained almost 2 pounds since her last visit to the cardiologist. He was very pleased with the progress. Her PFO has gotten smaller and was evaluated at small to medium rather than medium to large. Her pulmonary pressure has also improved. The doctor left her on oxygen 24 hours a day but reduced the amount. So, she is now on 1/4 liter 24 - 7. He will evaluate her via phone in 2 weeks and evaluate her in office in one month. By that time, hopefully her little body will have caught up enough to discontinue the oxygen. He did say that he feels she will continue to improve and surgery is highly unlikely!!!

David is continuing to do well also but is very fussy today. As I was running about with Mary Louise, he and Brent got some quality bonding time in so that was nice. The cardiologist said that with Mary Louise's growth rate, he expects her to be caught up to her peers in another 6 to 9 months. David will be close behind he thought and has been cleared for a year from a cardiology standpoint.

So, overall, good news today!

Must run as one is hungry and one is waking up from a nap.
Love, Heather

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