Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March 3, 2009

Laurie's 1st Valentine's Day!!



Laurie loves playing on her mat and is learning to reach for her toys!
March 1, 2009--Cole and Laurie enjoy watching their 1st snowfall!!!

Hello everyone! We celebrated Laurie's 8 month birthday this past Saturday!!! She continues to progress, but we have had to slow down the weaning of her oxygen. She did well coming off the diuretics, but when we went for the audiologist appointment on February 11, 2009 we learned that she had fluid in both ears. This caused some discrepancies with the ABR readings, so we will be retest later this month. A few days after the appointment Laurie began having trouble sleeping, eating, coughing, and having more frequent de-sat spells. We were afraid this was due to the weaning of her diuretics. The pulmonologist started Laurie on a steroid and said to hold off on weaning her oxygen for two weeks. After several fussy, irritable days, we saw her pediatrician and discovered the fluid in her ears had developed into ear infections. So we also started on an antibiotic. During this time Laurie also had her monthly synagis shot and blood work. She weighed 11 lbs. 15 oz. on February 23, 2009.

This week we have completed all medications and have begun the weaning process again. Laurie is doing well with 30 minute intervals off the oxygen. We will steadily increase the time periods later this week. We will also see Dr. Thompson, the retinologist, on Thursday this week. Please pray that we are able to hold Laurie for the examination (without sedation) and that normal blood vessels have completed developing in her left eye.

Thankfully, our doctor appointments are slowing down. Later this month, we have her regular synagis shot appointment, second ABR appointment in Birmingham, and her 9 month check-up. Thanks for continuing to check in and pray for Laurie! Hope you enjoy the new pictures!
Love,
Todd, Leah, Cole, and Laurie









5 comments:

Debbie K. said...

Hi Leah! I saw your Mom at the ECC a couple of weeks ago and she gave me an update on Laurie Anne. I told her to tell you that we would just take pictures ever so often if you didn't have time to write. It was so good to check the blog today and find an update with pictures. Laurie Anne is so beautiful. I just love those precious blue eyes. Glad to hear she is doing well and the doctor appointments are slowing down. Sometimes, I go back to the first posts and thank God for this little miracle. May God continue to bless this precious baby, you, Todd & Cole.

Sue King said...

Leah, thanks for the pics of Laurie...she is beautiful!!! We, too, would love to just see pictures if you don't have time to write. Judy keeps us posted, but we love hearing from you, too. God is good and He continues to bless Laurie and her family.
Love to all,
The KIngs

Rhonda said...

HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!
SO PROUD OF YOU BABY DOLL
AND OF THE NEW PICTURES
THE WHOLE FAMILY IS PRAYED
FOR DAILY AND I HERE FROM
YOU JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY
AS I HAVING BEEN READING
"THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD" AND HE WINS THE BATTLE MISS BABY DOLL WILL
BE A BLESSING AND NO TELLING WHAT GOD HAS WONDERFULLY PLANNED FOR HER TO DO
GIVE COLEY DOUGLAS A HUG AND KISS FROM ME AND ONE FOR MISS BABY DOLL HEY TODDY AND LEIGH LOVE YOU
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!
AUNT RHONDA

Mary Sue said...

Thanks for the update!! So sorry to hear of her ear infections - I hope that will be cleared up and she'll be a happy baby girl again.

She's beautiful!!

Love to all!
Mary Sue

Frugal Jen said...

I am glad to hear she is doing so well. She is growing up so fast! I remember getting that email for a prayer request many months ago. That is when we started praying for Laurie and your family, who we do not know, but you are all still in our hearts. To see her healthy is an answered prayer. God Bless your family!