7/3/08 - Very Quiet Day, kind of...


Now I say it was a very quiet day for Kayleigh, because Aimee, the kids and I were running all over town like chickens with our heads cut off. We had to drive across town to one of our listings, drive to the other side of town to the hopital, drive to the grocery store and then to the library during rush hour traffic when everyone was scrammbling to get out of dodge for the 4th of July. WHEW...It doesn't seem bad, but when you add baby drama stress, crazy kids and a lot of wreckless drivers to the mix, it is pure hellacious!!! AHHHHH! WELL, now I am sure you can picture me now, how wonderful it is to sit here on this cozy couch, sinking in to the fluffy cushions, eating this delicious icecream and cuddled up to my beautiful Aimee, while watching our favorite tv shows...with the kids SLEEPING. What a great ending to a stressful day.


I am just so happy to say that Kayleigh had her a quiet day of pure sleep because I would have gone off the deep end if she added more stress (than normal) to our day. The photo of the day is Kayleigh in her new, upgraded domain while on her vent. The nurses said she was doing wonderful today while on the vent. What I found out today makes me feel so much better, but she actually is on the vent for back up support only. The nurse said that the vent is turned down low and "only" if the apnea acts up and she stops breathing, will the vent kick in for support. When we went up to see her, she wasn't moving around and just seem so pieceful. I am glad that she is getting some deep sleep to help her in every other facet. We always follow up with a phone call at night to see how the rest of her day went. I actually just got off the phone with the nurse and the only thing that is different is that she lost an ounce. So right now she is weighing 1 pound, 2.13 ounces (every little counts, haha). I guess she burned too many calories yesterday with all the sleep apnea. Hopefully tomorrow we will see some more weight gain.


Well, I guess boring news is good news. Like some have said it very well...there are good days and there are bad days. I am pleased to say that today was a good day. Goodnight everyone as it is time to get back to my icecream :) and I will touch base with hopefully more good news tomorrow. Thanks to EVERYONE for ALL the prayers. Words can't be found to describe the appreciation.


5 comments:

Judi and Uncle John said...

No news about you and your family is boring. Uncle John cried when I found this site for him. The pics are so precious. Thank you for sharing. We are praying for you all. Judi

Anthony's Mommy said...

Boring days are great! As the weeks go on hopefully you get more of them =-) So glad she's resting up. Also just to let you know, Anthony didn't really gain any weight his first month in the NICU, his body was just trying to process everything that had happened to him. But then the second month he started gaining good. But I know how you feel. Every night I would call and ask for his weight and if it went up I was so happy.

Kim

Sam said...

I agree with Kim - in fact, David didn't hit the two pound mark until he was over a month old! Glad Kayleigh had a nice peaceful day. Can't wait to read your next update!!

Amber said...

Yay for a peaceful day for Kayleigh! I hope there are many more days like this to come.

Babyksmom05@yahoo.com

Chase said...

Sorry we've been MIA, very busy couple of days. We are sorry to see Kayleigh on the vent, but it's best to let her rest after a long week. She must have been working awful hard! She'll wean back off and be tape and tube free before you know it. That day will be such a blessing. We think of you all the time and tell everyone about you. Please tell Amy I talked to Dr. White yesterday and told her your story and she sends her best wishes and says she knows now anything is possible...Kayleigh is proof!!!

God Bless you guys and Kayleigh, we're praying for lots of boring days. Let us know how Kayleigh's first 4th of July was as soon as you can. Our Best Wishes~Dave, Heather, Alex, Chase and Angel trey (He's still watching over her!!! I promise!!!)