I finally cut Charlie's hair! We just gave her bangs and evened out the back a bit. It's still past her shoulders. She's also getting some *beautiful* blond highlights in it as well (natural ones of course!). Her hair is still a bit wild. I'm hoping it eventually tames down a bit. She's cute no matter what just...it's really hard to control. LOL
And Charlie got to go swimming in the big pool! My mom has been bugging me for weeks to take her in. The pool was finally warm enough for her last Sunday. Here she is, getting ready to go in. I forgot to bring her bathing suit, not realizing we'd actually be taking her in! So she's just in a diaper cover.
"Yes I love it!"
I got a little bored one day and made her some bell socks. She thinks they're pretty neat!
So it's been like 3 weeks since her procedure. I'm a little sad to say that she did end up with a little more secretions. We still have to suction her pretty much all the time. She DOES have less though. It's just what she does have, she still has no clue what to do with it, so it all falls back in her airway. I'd still say there's a 50% decrease even though we still suction 20-30 times a day. She's peeing 5-6 times a day (up from 2-3). Her suction machine usually has 100-150 in it a day (vs 200-300). She's only wetting 2-3 rags a day (used to be 6-8).
SHE IS OFF THE OXYGEN!
Well, for the most part. She still has a bad day here and there, but she's breathing well enough that she can stay in the 90's most of the time. So the procedure was definitely still worth it. We go back in about 2 months to have an ultrasound done to see how everything healed up. If he sees her and thinks she's could benefit from a second go-around, I'd totally let them. If we could get another 25% reduction, it would be worth it.
In the meantime, I need to teach her to spit better so she can get it out herself and not let it fall in her airway as much. She's been pretty good about that, but I think since she has less to deal with now, she doesn't bother to spit it out. I don't think she cares if she has to be suctioned. We'll work on it anyway though.
We have a home visit from Help Me Grow tomorrow to decide what to do about preschool. She's almost 3 years old! My gut says to keep her home and just have them send a teacher out. But Charlie loves other kids soooo much! Too bad they have so many germs. LOL