I don’t think there was a free minute in Brenna’s schedule today…the girl needs her own secretary!
On today’s agenda was…
-a visit from the plastic surgeon. He checked out Brenna’s fingers and toes, and all her joint areas, to make sure her skin is allowing enough range of motion that her joints and muscles are able to develop correctly. He said nothing looks too concerning at this point! We will do a follow-up with him at some point to get things checked out again.
-her newborn hearing test…she passed!!
-a great occupational therapy session. I held her in my lap while we did her session, working on the motion in Brenna’s shoulders, elbows, wrists and fingers, as well as her hamstrings, ankles and toes. The thick skin on one of her index fingers has come off, so we were able to help her stretch out all of the joints in that fingers. Our OT is very encouraged by Brenna’s progress and range of motion.
-a visit from the opthamologist. Dr. Su removed a couple of the stitches keeping her right eye closed because they were basically coming loose, so she can pretty much open her right eye now! There is a little bit of scabbing on her lid, but he said it is just a normal scab and will fall off soon. Her eyes are continuing to heal well and look fantastic.
-work on getting her little room up to 35 percent humidity. Some of the hospital’s maintenance crew was hard at work most of the afternoon trying to figure out if they could increase the humidity in her pod. It had been on 15 percent, which is normal for the hospital, but when I arrived this afternoon, it was up to 35 percent. However, it had dipped back down to 25 percent when I left, so we are thinking we might just need to bring our own humidifier in. Brenna’s open crib is all ready and waiting for her though!
-lots and lots of cuddling from mommy, daddy and the grandmas! Grandpa and Papa are still too nervous about holding her 🙂
Brenna’s a busy girl, getting so many things taken care of so we can bring her home!