Sunday, May 1, 2011

One Month Old

Lumin is officially one month old today!

Yesterday, we celebrated by giving her a bath, dressing her in a fine outfit, strapping her to Ben's chest, and taking her for a jaunt around town. But she slept the whole time and missed it. Oh well. Later, we took her to Grandma's house, and she was awake for that, so all was not lost.

Lumin had an oxygen trial last night. The home health care company brought us a pulse oximeter, a machine that measures the oxygen in her blood. We hooked her up to it, turned her supplemental oxygen down (to 1/16th of a liter per minute), and the oximeter recorded the results. We wish we could tell you more about what those results were, but we were asleep most of the time, and the pediatrician hasn't read them yet so we don't really know. If all went well, she'll be on her way to a lower supplemental oxygen level soon. Then it's just a hop, skip, and a jump to being off the nose prongs for good. Her antibiotic course also ended yesterday. Now she's down to two anticonvulsants and the oxygen. This means only four medicine doses per day, instead of seven. Yay!

We've let her know that she's already a local celebrity. She is very chatty and sociable (when she feels like it), so we're sure she'll be very excited when she's finally old enough to meet everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday Lumin! Can't wait to meet you this week!