Monday, April 8, 2013

13 pounder!

Today we visited Dr Jim for a follow up on Maisie's Bronchiolitis. He thinks she is doing much better and that she has improved since last visit. Overall, I think the staff is impressed that we managed to avoid the hospital this time around.

Maisie is still on her steroid treatment through the nebulizer for the time being and her baby anchor aka her oxygen. There's still inflammation causing her oxygen saturations to be less than where we'd like them to be.

Dr Jim and his staff are working on getting us a pulse ox so we can wean on oxygen at home - we'll see how that goes over with our insurance. Ultimately only time will tell how long these babies will be on oxygen, whether its all the time or just nights or not at all.

Maisie has had her appetite and energy back in a big way and it showed on the scale. She weighs 13 lbs 1 oz!

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We have some VERY exciting news to report! Our donations for the March for Babies have started rolling in and we have officially reached our goal of $626. In fact, my estimate is that we will reach this twice. We'd like to give a big hug and thank you to everyone who has and will donate. It's such an important cause to our family. Without the March of Dimes and the research they have spearheaded, the little dragons wouldn't be here.

As a reminder, if you would like to walk with us we'd love to have you. Please preregister as part of Team Little Dragons by going to http://tinyurl.com/teamlittledragons2013 The walk is only a few weeks away and we have a great group of people walking in support of Maisie and James so far.

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Update on what the babies are doing / loving right now:

Maisie: Moving, scooting, rolling, stealing toys, pulling hair, shiny things- especially jewelry, anything bright blue, clothes, splashing in the bath, books, throwing things, blowing raspberries, attacking things, hoarding all the toys, growling, screaming, bananas, smoothies, eating socks and feet, sitting by herself, standing, tummy time, mirrors, swaddling, being a drama queen, Daddy, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, and Lambie.

James: Rolling, dive bomb with flip, standing, sitting (with just a little help), dancing, talking, eating, laughing, eating his hands, bath time, playing with his tongue, toys (puppy, rings, red and white ball, Scout, etc), eating, nap time, cuddling, his snuggly blanket, lions, tigers, frogs, and monkeys, eating, making faces, laughing at Daddy's jokes and Maisie, food of all kinds - especially orange stuff, music, Mommy, and going on "Adventure Time".

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