Weight check = 7 lbs. 15.5 oz. !! (This was Lilly's weight on the cardiologist scale. She's an ounce heavier on it than our scale - we like that!)
Lilly's cardiologist appointment went smoothly yesterday. She had an echocardiogram done on her heart, as usual. The pulmonary artery band is still a perfect fit. So that means Lilly has more time to hopefully reach 10 pounds before her open heart surgery.
I need to take my camera next time. Lilly looks so cute and tiny on the table where she lays to get her echo done.
The cardiologist said that at her next appointment, in 6 weeks, he will evaluate her weight and band, and see if we should start setting up a date for surgery. But there's no rush, Lilly is doing really well with the band and her medications.
I did learn something that I wasn't expecting to yesterday. A cardiologist in training was working with Lilly's cardiologist and she noticed Lilly's cradle cap. She noted that cradle cap is a fungus and that it can spread on the body. In fact, apparently that's what the weird scaly stuff that Lilly sometimes has on her eyebrows is. She said that dandruff shampoo clears it up quickly. I found that interesting but am not sure I want to use dandruff shampoo on my baby's delicate head. Instead I decided to first try a recipe in my aromatherapy book, using almond oil and one drop of two different essential oils. It seemed to work well. I need to do a couple repeat applications though before I form my final conclusion.
After Lilly's appointment, we took my husband back to work. We went in with him so that Lilly could meet one of her fans that knew we were going to be there. (The mother of a co-worker of my husband.) She was so kind and told me how much Lilly and the blog mean to her. Not only did she give Lilly lots of sweet compliments she also brought dinner for my family and I! A yummy roast and veggies in a big beautiful bowl that we get to keep. How's that for thoughtfulness?!