Monday, July 5, 2010

Off Oxygen for Good!

On Wednesday I took Claire into her doctor.  The appointment was meant to check her oxygen levels while she was sleeping.  I keep her awake until right before we left the house for the appt (the clinic is literally 5 minutes from our house) and of course the little stinker woke up about 2 minutes before they called us back.  Even though her nap lasted all of 15 minutes there was no way she was going back to sleep again.  Her doctor wasn't comfortable just taking her off the O2 without knowing what her levels were so he had a monitor sent to the house for her to wear overnight. 

She fell asleep in the living room with us, so we got her moved into her room and hooked up.  She has really ticklish feet so it's always a trick getting the monitor on her toe.  While we were getting her settled she kept dropping into the high 80s and I had to keep adjusting the alarm so it wasn't going off.  I was afraid it was going to be a long night, but once she quit moving around she was a steady 92-94% all night long.  This is a little lower than she is when she's awake, but the doctor was happy with the levels and she is officially off the oxygen!

We are still on a therapy hiatus right now.  I let her spend all the time on her tummy that she wants, but I haven't really been pushing any of her exercises, and it's been really nice.  When we are playing I still think about how I should do things with her, but it's not as all consuming as it was before her surgery.  The break has showed me that she is still going to learn new things (she's starting to pivot on her tummy) without me pushing all the time.  I still have some mommy guilt that I'm not doing enough for her, but the surgery has been a nice reason just to sit and cuddle.

I'd like to start taking more pictures of Claire, but I really need and new camera and can't decide what I want to buy.  Hopefully I'll decide soon, because these posts need pictures!


  1. Just wonderful news! rejoicing that she is doing so well Melissa! smiles here!

  2. Yay Claire!!!! Look at you just pushing feisty little thing:) Glad to hear that things are going well, Melissa!! I'm sure you rest easier, now!!!

    Cannot wait to see more pics of that beautiful little princess of yours........and her little "mohawk"!!!!

  3. great news!! it is nice to take breaks from seems to get overwhelming and I tend to focus so much on the therapy and not enough on the play...and letting Maddie find her way!! congrats to Claire she is a doll...smiles

  4. Yay! So happy for you guys and Claire of course.

    I love cuddle time!

  5. Yeah for no more oxygen! One less thing to worry about!


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