It’s been a very long time since my last post. I have some great news to share with you.
1. The doctors have stopped Mary’s Diuretics. This was the initial dose that they started to give her when she was born at 25 weeks to try and keep the fluid from her lungs. She was successful in out growing the dose, and never needing an increase.
2. We are starting to take her off the Oxygen more and more each day for 30-60 minutes at a time. This is to help her mature those tiny lungs of hers. Next month they hope to remove the Oxygen during the day, and only require it at night during sleep. The following month after that, the plan is to bring in the home medical team, and do a sleep study to see if we can remove the Oxygen completely!!
3. Mary had a swallow study done, to see how she eats. If I get any videos from that I will post them. Jen said it was so cool to watch her eat. :). Everything was functioning perfectly in regards to her eating.
4. She had another weigh-in today. She is now 7 pounds 12 ounces!!!! That’s right! She’s growing up very well.
Here are some pictures of Papa Al holding Mary at home. I hope you all have a very safe holiday weekend. We would like to thank you for all the thoughts and prayers that we continue to get during these times of recovery. Mary is growing up very well, and we know it is from all of her friends! We love you all very much.
~ The Deome’s
Mary’s first shots – Outside of the NICU.