Today, Aimee and I went to see little Kayleigh and we received some wonderful feedback. First off which I am sure you can see, she is off the biliruben lights. They have also reduced the oxygen level even more which they push through her canula because she is beathing very well on her own. The trapped gas in her stomach has reduced a good bit, but they are still keeping a close eye on it. Aimee said she must NOT be a true Freeman if she has trouble farting. Kayleigh did lose a couple ounces, but that was expected. With the lights and the humidity she was putting up with over the past couple days caused her to lose weight. She is now weighing 13 ounces, but the nurses increased her fluid through her I.V to try and put some weight on. They say most preemies will lose around 10-20% of their body weight after they are born, but her 25% loss so far is not a huge threat until they weigh her over a weeks period to compare the fluctuation.
We received a wonderful email today from a Mother who works in a NICU. I am going to post her email in the comments below so everyone can read it. Emails such as this one makes Aimee and I feel so blessed by God with such a miracle like Kayleigh. Aimee and I can't even begin to describe the feelings we are going through. We are so amazed, shocked, excited, and scared all at the same time. I feel like I am in a movie that lasts a lot longer than the normal 2 hours.
I also want to thank everyone so very much for all the flowers, cards and gifts. They are all so beautiful, smell very good and are greatly appreciated! Many of you have been asking us what we could use or how you could help if we needed help. Aimee and I are not the kind of people to ask for things, but we know that many of you want to do something but just don't know what that something is. Aimee and I were talking about how tough it is going to be to visit her as much as we want with the gas prices the way they are and he being about 25 minutes away. We also know she is going to be in the NICU for a long long time. So if any of you want to help with gas cards or gift cards for quick dinners, we would be so thankful. Trust me when I say I hate to ask for things, but I know a lot of you asked and we would just hate to not see her as much as we want.
Thank you all for your prayers and please please please keep them going so our little blessing can win this fight of her life.