Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Daily Dose: Tuesday, April 7
Hope had another great day today!! Her feedings were increased from 12mls every 3 hours to 18mls every 3 hours. Her vapotherm support was lowered and she is tolerating that well.
Hope had a follow up ROP (eye) exam and the doctors were pleased with her progress. They are going to check her again in two weeks. Physical therapy also had a visit with Hope. They are pleased with how she is doing. She has excellent muscle tone and is right where she should be for her adjusted age. She is using her muscles and limbs appropriately and she is moving and doing things just as expected. The therapists said the fact she is doign these things along with her ability to maintain a "calm alert" state (which she obviously gets from Aunt Em) are both VERY promising things. While these don't guarantee a future outcome, they are good news and are even more evidence of the fact she is WONDERFUL!!
Hope is continuing to be the biggest Fatty. She is up to 2550 grams, just 1 gram shy of 5 pounds 10 ounces.