Today, Lana went to her first doctor's visit after being discharged. Overall, she is doing rather well. Although Lana is technically a little over 6 months old, her adjusted age is 3.5 months due to her prematurity. As far as developmental milestones for her adjusted age is concerned, she is more or less on track. We still need to work with her and give her more tummy time. At 4 months, babies are usually able to start rolling to their side, and also be able to pick their heads up while lying on their tummies.
She will still be on oxygen for a foreseeable amount of time, but we expected that. As long as we can keep her from getting sick, then she should do well. That's a pretty tall order though. We always have to keep a sterile environment, and we also can't afford to get sick ourselves. In other words, we will be living inside a bubble for quite some time.
Her cardiologist visit will be on Monday. We will need to get more efficient at getting her in and out of her car seat while she's attached to an oxygen tank and a pulse oximeter. As it stands it's a three man job. One to hold the oxygen tank, one to hold the pulse oximeter, and most importantly, one to hold Lana. At least the switching her from the oxygen concentrator to the oxygen tank isn't too bad. We just always have to travel with a spare tank in case we get stuck (each tank only lasts roughly 6 hours at 1.2 a liter flow).