So I've started calling Brynn a beefy burrito because A) She looks like a beefy fat giant to me (broke 4 lbs last night); and B) she looks like a burrito in this awesome wrap by one of our nurses, Jen. If this isn't a burrito, then it's for sure an egg roll but either way you slice it, it's food. I wish I had a better picture, but this is the best one we've got so far:
One update I forgot to mention in my last fast update, was that our little girl has beat ROP. Even the doctor, a retina specialist who does nothing but look at retinas all day, was totally shocked. Here were his comments after seeing her eyes one week post treatment. By the way, since doctor handwriting is impossible to read, let me translate. It says "Plus down, down, down, down, down. N/V gone!! Marked improvement!!!" Don't you love his use of exclamation points? Brynn's ecstatic mommy does. (By the way, Plus Disease is the later stages of ROP that signifies the detaching of the retina. N/V is doctor speak for all the crazy blood vessels):
He was pretty amazed (as was I) when her eyes went from this . . .
. . . to this . . .
. . . in a matter of one week. The skinny scribbles radiating from the center of the eye outward represent the normal blood vessels and the big black scribbles represent the crazy, out-of-control blood vessels that can eventually cause blindness. Pretty much all of Brynn's bad blood vessels disappeared. Hooray!
Also, here is Brynn in her "big girl" bed. Yay! No more isolette:
Lastly, I told Brynn about all her fans, those who were so generous at our baby showers, and the many people who are still praying for her. She wanted to say a big "Hello!" and "Thanks!" to everyone:
Have a great night!
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