I guess when you have so many great days, your bound to have one bad one. Let's just pray that it is only a small setback and we can fix the problem and continue to move in the right direction.
Throughout the whole day today, Kayleigh was having a lot of desats and apnea spells. Her blood gasses came back abnormal, so they put her back on the vent. They thought her desats might have had something to do with the eye exam they performed. Good news is that her eye exam came back normal, but we are not out of the woods yet as they said she could develop problems as time goes by. She is just a little too premature to know just yet. Everything seems to be looking good with her eyes right now though. They also did some tests to make sure she did not have an infection, which could be causing the desats and apnea. On the other hand, they noticed her tummy was swelling up as if she was bloated from the feedings. Also, they noticed her hemoglobin level was low and on top of that, the nurse felt like Kayleigh's heart murmer was sounding louder than normal. So they had all these issues which one or all of these things were causing her to have a really rough day.
So, they took an x-ray to look at her lungs and her belly. The lungs looked a little wet which shows signs that her heart was working harder than normal again. They gave her one dose of Lasix tonight and she is going to go on antibiotics incase there is an infection. They noticed the belly was swollen because there was too much trapped air due to the CPAP, so taking her off the CPAP and extracting the trapped gas will help with that. Plus, getting her on the vent will help with her blood gasses once they set her at the right level of oxygen. They are also giving her a blood transfusion again tonight to help increase the hemoglobin.
WOW, What a busy and exciting night for Kayleigh. If one thing isn't going great, everything isn't allowed to go great in the eyes of Kayleigh. She doesn't like to make it easy on anyone, that is for sure. So it certainly stressed us out at first, but then now that every issue is being attended to, we feel much better. I just hope they take care of the problems quickly and we can get back on track. Since her head piece was taken off, they were able to get a true reading of her weight. She was 672 grams which is around 1 pound 7 ounces. Her length came in at 12.4 inches so she is just slightly bigger than your footlong at Subway. ha-ha!
We will be up there for quite sometime tomorrow and since she has her beanie off, we will be able to take some good photos. Please pray that she gets back on track and can focus on growing again.