Today we began our new schedule of many, regular doctor visits. We will continue to see specialists at the University of Maryland to follow up on Juliana’s health. Today we met with her opthamologist, Dr. Soni. He checked her eyes for any residual ROP and found that she is 100% cleared! This is such a blessing! Although he told us 2 weeks ago that her eyes looked good, he still wanted to follow up to be sure. He wants to see her in a few months to check for nearsightedness, a common outcome for ROP babies.
Upcoming appointments include another pediatrician visit here in Hagerstown, and then back to Baltimore for a surgical follow-up, orthopedic follow-up, and NICU follow-up. We will also be receiving home health care nurses and physical therapists regularly to make sure that Juliana is progressing as she should with her growth. So far, she is a superstar (as already noted).
We continue to be thrilled with our home experience: we love bathing her, feeding her, and snuggling with her all day long. We are blessed to be warm and cozy and together.
Juliana received her first Valentine’s Day rose (from Grandpa and Grandma Minner), and she is slowly being introduced to many new sights and smells here at home.