Thursday, December 3, 2009

Good Doctor Visits

Sara had a checkup this past Monday with her pediatrician, and he was tickled with how well she was doing. She was 12 1/2 lbs. She is getting a change in her formula to a kind that will sustain her a little bit longer. Her stomach is digesting everything great and is getting hungrier sooner. So the predigestive formula is not filling her up. If the new formula sits well with her, then we will also begin to introduce rice cereal. I actually have to get the high chair out of the attic and get it cleaned up!

Sara is also full time into therapy. There are several exercises the therapist showed us to do with her. Sara favors turning her head to one side over the other. If this were to persist it could cause some real problems. So we do some exercises several times a day to turn her head the other way to get the stiffness out. The OT (occupational therapist) said it is like a crick in the neck. She doesn't want to turn it because it is stuff and hurts. So we have to loosen it up.

We also are going some exercises in helping her focus and track objects. We actually have an appointment with an eye doc in January to make sure everything is working right. Our doc thinks it is, just precautionary. It's hard to say if these issues are caused just by prematurity or the damage from the brain bleeds and infarction.

Sara is still sleeping great, smiling alot, and we are getting more and more attached to her each day. Our other girls are especially growing more and more fond of her.

You can pray for the therapy to accomplish what it needs to accomplish in her little body. Also pray we would be diligent with her exercises. Pray for her continued health through the winter. Thanks for caring and praying!!


  1. She is so precious! Thanks for keeping us posted on her great progress!!

  2. III John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

    Peace & Grace,

  3. Rejoicing in all your good news! What a cutie pie! We're with you in the isolation stuff, no getting out of the house until May. It does make church a bit difficult but it's worth the sacrifice. So wonderful to see Sara and the amazing answer to prayer that she is!

  4. I can't wait to meet Sara (again). I know she is a miracle baby. Look at all the things she can do!