I cannot believe in four months Harper will be a year old! Not a lot has changed with Harper this past month. She’s right on the 10lb mark, in 0-3 month clothes and wears size 1 diapers. Harper is still obsessed with putting her fingers in her mouth. She still gets about 2.5 oz every 3 hours through her g tube. Harper has also figured out that when she cries, Mom and Dad will pat her bottom until she falls asleep.
A couple of weeks ago, Harper was admitted to the hospital for not breathing very well. On a Friday morning, we noticed that she was really congested and she was having a hard time figuring out how to catch her breath. We gave her a little oxygen and that seemed to help. The rest of the day she was fine. The following morning, Saturday, she woke up really congested and we gave her some oxygen but she was still having a hard time catching her breath. We monitored her throughout the day. By that evening, her oxygen sats were sitting in the low 80s, so we decided to take her to the ER. After lab tests, x-rays and ultrasounds, the doctors concluded that her heart is starting to work harder as she gains weight. If you don’t remember, Harper has 3 VSDs, 1 ASD, and a PDA. When the heart starts to work harder, in Harper’s case, the fluid starts seeping through the holes and into her lungs. The doctors decided to increase her heart medication to keep as much fluid out of her lungs. We were finally discharged that following Friday.
( If you follow us on Facebook then you know we were admitted again a week later, but I will update the blog on her next monthly update 🙂 )