Last Friday Livie received her Doc Band Helmet from Cranial Tech. She is doing okay with it but today she goes in for her weekly check up so they can make some adjustments. I put the order for the design in on Tuesday so we should have a proof in about 8 days! I can't wait to girly it up! She also had her follow up eye exam on Tuesday and thankfully her eyes are perfect and she does not have ROP.
ROP is: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), previously known as retrolental fibroplasia (RLF), is an eye disease that affects prematurely-born babies. It is thought to be caused by disorganized growth of retinalblood vessels which may result in scarring and retinal detachment. ROP can be mild and may resolve spontaneously, but it may lead to blindness in serious cases. As such, all preterm babies are at risk for ROP, and very low birth weight is an additional risk factor. Both oxygen toxicity and relative hypoxia can contribute to the development of ROP.
I was pleasently surprised when the doctor said she didn't have to be seen until she was 4 like any other child.
Below are pictures of Livie's DSL scan to create the helmet as well as pictures of her first fitting.
|DSI Pictures being done to make her helmet|
|Her first fitting|
|what is this thing?|
|starting to get used to it|
|Rockin' the Helmet!|