What a busy week it has been for both the girls. Haley had an especially busy past couple of days. She had some tests and exams done. She had an upper GI and small bowel follow through yesterday. It didn't show any obstructions or strictures like the other test showed. We are happy about this and are so glad they did this test to make sure. Her bowel surgery is still scheduled for Thursday December 17. She also had the more in depth hearing test today and it showed she has mild hearing loss. We talked to the doctor who said that most likely she has a little fluid in her ears due to being in a horizontal position since birth. We feel that her ears will clear up and she won't have any hearing loss. She had a follow up eye exam also today. Her right eye is doing ok and starting to look better. Her left eye still is not so good. There isn't any more surgery they can do to fix it. We are so grateful though that her right eye is ok. We pray that she will be able to see well enough out of that right eye to see the beauties of the world. Haley had a head ultrasound as well which showed no changes. To top it all off, she also got her immunizations today. Haley has been through a lot the past couple of days, but she handled all the tests well. She is such a trooper though she was worn out. When we visited her this evening, she was sound asleep. Rachel is just hanging out. The big news with her is that she is now 6 pounds 2 oz!!! She has finally made it to 6 pounds. We are so excited. We know that the more she grows the sooner she will be able to get off the cpap and not have to get a trach. I forgot to mention that Rachel had her follow up eye exam on Tuesday and her eyes are doing well. No problems there. Rachel should be getting her hearing test soon.
Rachel wide awake. She's waving hello to everyone.
Haley fast asleep after a busy day of tests.