Thursday, August 16, 2007

Follow-Up Appointments

Claire had follow-up appointments at Children's Hospital today. She weighs 8 lbs 14 oz and is 22 inches long. The surgeon was very impressed with how well Claire is looking. She is fattening up and her incisions are completely healed. The pulmonary specialist said Claire's chest x-ray looks better than the one they took last month and that her lungs are aerating very well. Her right lung is normal-sized, and her left lung is about half-sized and is getting bigger. Her sat reading was 100 (when they took it in the office last month it was only 92). They are going to have us hook her to the oximeter for one night and record the readings so that they will have them documented, then they will come pick up the oxygen equipment from our house and she will be "officially" off it. She has been unofficially off it for a month now. The pulmonary doctor said very few of his CDH patients come off the oxygen so quickly. Both doctors want to see Claire back in about three months. She will need to get Synagis injections this fall to help protect her from RSV.

3 comments:

Vicki Jensen said...

Way to go Claire!!! That's fantastic. You guys have done so great. I'm really thrilled for you. Looking at the pictures and videos of Claire now, you'd never suspect that she had such a challenging start to life. Congrats and best wishes for MANY more excellent checkups.
Love
Vicki

Shelli Smith said...

Congratulations!! I'm so glad everything is going so well and Miss Claire is growing so big. Keep it up Baby Girl!

Shelli

Anonymous said...

Way to go Claire! I'm so glad to read that Claire continues to do fabulous. Good for you!!

Love Lauren
Avery's Mommy