First of all, I am in heaven after the day I had today. I finally got to hold my daughter to my chest for the first time ever. It was by far the most wonderful feeling in the world to hold Kayleigh in my arms and feel her move around. She was so comfortable laying with me that her sats were higher than she was in the incubator. That made me feel so amazing because my worst fear was for her to start desating and me be too afraid to hold her the next go around. It went perfect, so I was completely happy and I can't wait to hold her again. I actually got in a grumpy mood when I left because I didn't want to put her back :( ha-ha.
Well, I would not have gotten the chance to hold Kayleigh if she had a bad day, so I am pleased to tell you all that her day was wonderful. She had only had a few minor desats all day long. Her blood pressure was off a little, so they brought in the Dopamine to start that again. By the time they set it up and had it ready, she leveled her blood pressure back out and was fine for the rest of the day. The Dopamine was aso used to help Kayleigh pee, but she had a very wet diaper all day today. They think that the Lasix (diuretic used to extract fluid from the lungs) had something to do with that too. Out of all the times I changed her diaper, she never had a poopy diaper. But when Aimee changed her diaper today for the first time ever, Kayleigh had the biggest poop she has ever had recorded. I was shocked when I saw it because I didn't realize she could poop that much. I was curious on how the seeds got in there. (Sorry for being gross) ha-ha. Since they started her back on her feeds yesterday, if everything continues to go well, they will increase them tomorrow. At the beginning, Kayleigh was diagnosed with a thyroid issue and today they didn't feel like it was an issue anymore and took her off the medication (Synthroid).
They didn't weigh her this evening because they did a blood gas at 8:00 and were moving her around more than they wanted to. They will weigh her around 2:00AM so I will know tomorrow for sure if she has grown anymore. Aimee and I think that her hands and feet seem to be growing alot because they look much bigger. Her hair is growing in more too and Aimee is convinced it is brown and not blonde. It did look darker today than yesterday, so maybe. They also measure Kayleigh every Monday. This past Monday they measured her at 12 inches long. She has grown 1.5 inches in the past 3 weeks. Now she just needs to put on some meat.
Please pray for Wade and Ferris as one of their little girls (Adleigh) is going to have heart surgery tomorrow to close her PDA. Both of their girls have been through a lot and are continuing to fight through every obstacle put in front of them. God is certainly working miracles in their life and we need to continue to pray for them. God Bless The Joye Family!!!