Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July
 Good Evening to everyone and I hope that you are all having a good holiday weekend. Things in the nicu are slowly progressing and I am doing well! I am not 35 centimeters long and weigh 1240 grams (2 pounds 11.8 ounces). As I grow, it is becoming clear that I am getting stronger. I had my eyes checked again of Friday, and was diagnosed with stage three ROP (Retinopothy of prematurity). This required some immediate attention, as if it is not treated, there is a chance I could go blind. So... the specialist came to give a second opinion on Saturday and agreed that something needed to be done. Mom and dad agreed to allow the doctor to put a shot in my eyes in hopes that this will stop the ROP. The specialist will return on Wednesday to follow up, so hopefully there will be some good news to report. Otherwise, I am able to be held everyday now, assuming that I am having a good day. I am continuing to be dressed daily and am maintaining my body temperature well. All in all, I am doing well! Still sleeping and growing as I need to be. Enjoy your holiday!

1 comment:

  1. how did he do with his shot? i hope it helped. you all continue to be in my prayers. my cousin just had a 28 week baby who was the same size as alexander at birth.