Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kinsley Anne Update

Kinsley Anne went to the pediatrician Monday, 11/15 and got a great report. She had gained 1lb 3oz since her last visit there 2 weeks prior!! She weighed in at 8lb 3 oz!!!!! The PMD said that she should be gaining 1/2-1 ounce per day & that would mean that she had gained 19 ounces in 14 days!! She must like what's in my milk! haha Otherwise, the doctor said she looked great and that from her standpoint, we could transition to a "normal baby" doctor's visit schedule. This means that her next visit will be at 2 months of age for shots :(

Yesterday, 11/22, we went to see the pediatric pulmonologist. He was impressed that her O2 sat was 100% and had still not shown any signs of respiratory distress or issues. He wanted to repeat her chest xray, so we went downstairs, registered, and had that done. We came back upstairs to his office & and they pulled him out of a room so that we could pull it up. He wanted me to see it & we compared it to the ones from her NICU stay. On a CXR, air looks black & in the NICU, her left lung was showing up almost all white in the films. On this CXR, there was possibly more black on the left, meaning more air entry into that lung! yay! The right lung looked no different, which is fine. He didn't want to go getting my hopes up, but he felt like there was almost definitely improvement. What does this mean, however? We're not sure. CXRs are good, but they have their limitations. So, our plan is to repeat a CT scan of her left lung. We are planning to do this in 2 months, but I am going to call him & see if there is a disadvantage to doing it on 12/31 because we already have maxed out her insurance deductible this year and obviously if we could take advantage of that, it would be great! So anyway, thanks for the prayers. It definitely doesn't seem that anything has gotten worse & now we anxiously await the CT scan! The respiratory therapist & MD were both pleased with her and were happy to see that she was gaining weight well.

Otherwise, she is doing great! Thank you again for your continued prayers. We have so much to be thankful for & it is so timely that this week is Thanksgiving! Sometime this week, I will post some pictures from Kinsley Anne's newborn photo session. We have picked out our announcements & I am so excited about them!

Until Next Time..
Love, Jen

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