Kayleigh's new best friend is a webkin named Brittany. A few months back, Aimee and I went to get some Webkins for Allyson and Brandon. We had planned at some point to get Kayleigh her first stuffed animal, but we didn't realize we were going to come across the perfect best friend that day. Everyone has their first stuffed animal or doll that is their best friend. Mine was Ellie, a little grey elephant that I still have to this day. Aimee had her first best friend which was a doll named Amie. For those who don't know Brittany. She was a Cocker Spaniel that my family had for more than half of my life. She was our best friend and she unfortunately passed away last year. Kayleigh will never get a chance to personally meet one of the most special friends in my life, but she will befriend a splitting image stuffed animal of her. The cute thing is that Brittany is a little bit bigger than Kayleigh is right now. We were not able to put Brittany in the isolette for safety reasons, so she is sitting right outside waiting for the day they can cuddle together.
Kayleigh had a good day today. Since being put on the vent, her apnea bouts have lessened. She only had a couple desats all day long which is greeeeaaaat! She dropped 7 grams from yesterday, but they started feeding her today to see how she does with that. They are feeding her one (cc) every six hours. She did have a moderate poop this morning, so we are hoping that will continue since they started to feed her. I would hate to see her stomach back up again. Some tests were done and they realized Kayleigh has a slight thyroid problem and they have already started her on medication. The Resident that was in the delivery room with us came in to talk with us today. She seemed really positive and felt really great with Kayleigh's stats. I can tell when talking with her that she seems very impressed with the whole scenario. That is a good feeling!
Tomorrow, Aimee and I are heading to church to see Wade and Ferris Joye. They are the proud parents of Liana and Adleigh. Liana is Kayleigh's neighbor in the NICU, so we will be hanging out with the Joye's for quite some time while residing there. Their church is having a special about them and their experience through this roller coaster ride of life. We are really looking forward to it and being there for them as we know exactly what they are going through. You can read their story by clicking on their link on our main page.
Thank you all for your prayers and keep praying for more days like today.