Wow, can you believe it has been 50 days in the NICU already. Time is flying by so quickly. It feels like yesterday when our "Angel" doctor brought our precious little Kayleigh in to this world. Soon she will have doubled her size. She did lose a little weight since yesterday, but probably because she hasn't eaten anything. She weighed in at 841 grams which is 1 pound - 13 ounces.
We spoke with one of our doctors today and she said if they wanted to wait one more day before they start her on her feeds. They are going to do another x-ray in the morning to see how her belly looks and start her on her new feeds. She will be getting breast milk and SSC fortifier, which is Similac Special Care. She said that if that doesn't seem to do the job, then they have several other options to work. We are really excited to get back on track. I just hope this works so we don't keep going back and forth for too long.
Good news is that Kayleigh's breathing has been wonderful. She was dropped from 5 liters to 4 liters yesterday and since she did so well with that, they dropped her to 3 liters this morning. I got to hold her for a little over an hour today and she was doing great. No desats, but her heart rate would drop just below 100 every now and then. The nurse said that it is nothing to worry about if her sats aren't affected by it. It was good to know that he was sleeping really well while I held her because the nurse said she was cranky a lot today. That is probably because she is hungry. Everyone will be really glad for her to start back feeds tomorrow. Other than that, she is doing good and her belly is looking better.
I wanted to let everyone know we ordered the bracelets, but we will order more if anyone wants any. Shipping said it will take 6 days to get here and then we will turn around and mail them out to you all. Thank you all so much for ordering bracelets. We will be mailing 44 bracelets as of this morning, so that is going to make for an awesome scrap book full of many wonderful photos. If you missed what we are doing, we are selling the bracelets and putting together a scrap book for Kayleigh with photos of everyone wearing their bracelets. Also, each family can write Kayleigh a letter and put it with their photos. I think that will be an awesome thing to cherish for the rest of her life, so she can remember all the people pulling for her. Thanks to everyone for contributing. It means to world to us.
The Freemans :)