Just so you know the surgery didn't happen today. It is now scheduled for Friday and they won't be doing another echo before then. God is going to close Adleigh's PDA with the hands of skillful surgeons. It really is amazing how they can do a surgery and put a clamp on a teeny tiny valve. Adleigh will have to go back on the ventilator and she will at least be on it for 24 hours. It is hard to see her not really showing any problems with her PDA being open and now she is going to have to take a few steps backwards, but we know that she will bounce back quickly.
Liana's blood culture from yesterday is still negative so we are just waiting to make sure that it stays negative. Her head circumference grew a little again today, but we still just think it is her growing. It looks like she kind of has spurts of growth and then levels out for a little while. She is 1087 grams now which is almost 2 lbs 7 ounces. Adleigh is 3 lbs 1.7 ounces.
I talked to the optomologist today and she said the girls would have their vision checked on Sunday July 27th. They will be looking for a thing called ROP which is retinopathy of prematurity. This is pretty common for preemies to have and if it is grade 1 or 2 their vision usually corrects itself, but if it is grade 3 or higher then they do a laser surgery. Please pray that their beautiful eyes will be working just fine and they won't have ROP at all.