We slowly weaned Maggie off her last little bit of oxygen last week and she has been off completely for nearly a week. And she is doing amazingly well! We still have to check her oxygen saturation four times a day as she might get fatigued but for right now she is just fine. So all that is attached to her is her monitor, which makes it a little bit easier to maneuver her around. Justin says she looks like an entirely different baby without those tubes sticking her nose. I think so too. You just look at her differently without them in. And can study every little feature about her precious face more closely without that ugly tape on her cheeks. I wonder if she feels relieved not to have something poking in her nostrils for the first time in her life. I hope so.
Maggie's checkup this week went great. She weighs 8 pounds 8 ounces and the doctor says she is on par with a healthy newborn now. Unbelievable. He said we still need to be very cautious until at least April about taking her out, as RSV season is still in full swing. And we will do therapy for her neck and muscle issues, but otherwise she is in good shape. When I think about how much worse it could be all I can say is "Thank you, Lord."