Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Let's Hope it isn't a Fluke - Penny Update

Penny enjoyed a day without Ned yesterday - no one to pull her hair, steal her toys or plow her over when she happened to be in his path of destruction. She spent the day at my backup daycare since she had an alleregy appointment late morning. I won't bore you other than to say that this little girl rebounds well from scratch tests and blood work and daycare deemed her a "social butterfly".

She weighed in at 15lbs, 10oz yesterday - up 10oz from a little less than a month ago. All the bread she scarfs down must be helping. If only a veggie would make its way into her mouth...

We normally put Penny to sleep with her toe probe on (we test to make sure it is working) and then leave the monitor off and let her fall asleep for an hour or so and then go and put on her arm restraints and the O2. Last night I turned the O2 monitor on and it stayed around 95/96% so I decided to leave her alone. It was around the same level when I turned in at 10 pm. The monitor is set to go off at 88%. At 4:30 am the monitor went off and Husband checked on her - her level had already gone up to 96% again by the time he got in there.

We have now officially had our first night without oxygen!! Keep your fingers crossed that this keeps up.



P.S. I should also mention that the adenoidectomy has helped her breathing overall - she's not as snorty and a much more quieter sleeper (although still snores a little bit). The other big benefit is the lack of snot. Penny basically had a runny nose for the last four months - we wiped it all day long and I really don't want to think about what she looked like in the morning. She has been drippy-snot free! I swear, writing this all down will come back and bite me in the ass.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

GO PENNY!!! :)

And she LOOKS bigger in that photo. Don't sweat the veggies...ketchup counts. :)

Stacey said...

Yay! Three cheers for Penny.

LauraC said...

That sounds like the BIGGEST cause for celebration I've heard in a long time! Yahoo!!

(Oh wait except for me being cancer-free.)

Amy said...

consider my fingers crossed! Great news.

A. said...

Yay, yay, yay!! So excited to hear that. Wonderful news! Fingers crossed that the oxygen tanks are a just a memory SOON!

Helen said...

Look how cute and chubby her face is looking! Well done goddaughter:)

Einat said...

Awesome! Go Team Esq.!

Nicole S. said...

Yay Penny!! So happy for you all in the Esq. household.

What A Card said...

Yay! And what a cute lil' smiley face she has :)

T. said...

Yay Penny!

Gretchen said...

Oh that's so great!

jerseygirl77 said...

That's awesome! Go Penny Go!!!!

Donna said...

Very good to hear - I think you are on the right path!