Yes, I am so in love because I got to hold my precious little girl again today. Aimee took a great photo of her laying on my chest sound asleep. It was so amazing to feel her move her tiny little hands against my skin. She was satting good for fifteen minutes before she had a couple episodes where her heart rate and oxygen dropped, meaning we had to put her back. I could tell she really liked it when I hummed a song to her. I guess the vibration was comforting to her because she looked so relaxed laying with me. The funny part was when they put Kayleigh on my chest, she farted and you can tell something else came with it because it sounded raunchy. What is it with Kayleigh trying to poop on me? This is the second time! ha-ha
She had a really good day today. They increased her feeds to 5ml because she was tolerating the others very well. They have moved her lasix to every other day, which the lasix is helping remove the fluid in her lungs. Aimee and I noticed that her eyes and mouth seem to be much bigger. She yawned a few times today and that mouth was huge. Aimee made a joke to the nurse saying that big mouths run in the family and I would agree. Kayleigh opened her eyes today and I could tell a big difference in size. This is the first time she opened her eyes for us in the past couple days, so it seems to me that things are starting to develope quick! We still have not gotten a chance to see her hair and how much that has grown over the past couple days. I can't wait to see that.
The note you see at the top is a note from Kayleigh to all the nurses who take care of her. We want to make sure they know who Kayleigh is so they have an invested interest beyond normal care. I want them to feel a part of her family and to take pride in the work they do when they are with her. Hopefully it will help. We have picked up some primaries to take care of her when they are on shift that we really like and we added another great one today. We are so pleased with the primary nurses we have so far. I am sure Kayleigh is too :)
I sent this out in an email today to people we updated while we were in the hospital. I wanted to add it to here on the blog as well incase the person we are trying to track down was not on that email list. Aimee received a call while she was at the hospital from a flower delivery place asking if we were going to be in that hospital room the next day. We told them we were not going to be there and we gave them our home address to send the flowers to. We did not receive the flowers at our home address and since they called Aimee on the hospital phone, we were not able to retrieve the number to call them back. So, if you didn't get a thank you note for sending flowers, please let us know as this person is you :)
Aimee and I can't thank you all enough for all the prayers, gifts and love you have given us over the past several weeks. It means more than anything for people to reach out and contribute something for Kayleigh. She is going to be thrilled when she is older and finds out how many people were pulling for her through these tough times. Whether we have known you forever, or you just posted for the first time today, we love you all like family and are so greatful to have you in our lives. You all have shown the true meaning of love.
Thank you so much!