This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Friday, November 03, 2006

Eyes & Teeth

We had our eye appointment and dentist appointment this week and here is where things stand......

EYES: The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday November 21st at Phoenix Children's Hospital. It is an outpatient surgery so thankfully we won't have to spend the night. We were told that John would be under the weather for a few days but should be feeling better by the weekend......what a way to spend your first Thanksgiving. We are supposed to put medicine in his eyes for 2 weeks:( Dad, any suggestions on that one?????

TEETH: So, the dentist quickly looks at his teeth and then at me and says, well, there is nothing I can do. Not the answer I was looking for. He said all of his baby teeth and permanent teeth may be this yucky brown color. I then looked at him and said, I am not sending my child to school with brown teeth so there's got to be something we can do. So......it looks like we will be capping baby teeth and possibly permanent ones too. When this is all said and done, he'll definitely have the best looking mouth in town. A million dollar mouth for my million dollar baby!!!

MISC. STUFF: John finally got his first dose of Synagis (shot to help prevent RSV.) He'll be getting one (I mean 2 because he is so big) every 28 days through April and then again hopefully next RSV season. Go figure, his next shot falls on his birthday. We of course had to change it. What parent would make their child get a shot on their birthday. He will also be getting his flu shot next week and then his 12 month shots at the end of the month. Poor little man!

All in all, things are great in the Birtch home. A little lonely at times.......since we are now officially on house arrest but it's all relative.

1 comment:

Billie said...

Hi Jill. Is John having surgery for the strabismus? Holland had that surgery just before her first birthday, so if you have any questions feel free to email me!
Billie