Here is Kayleigh on 6/26/08 weighing 13 ounces.
Here is Kayleigh now weighing 2 pounds!
We are so proud that Kayleigh has hit a major milestone for us since she started off at one pound and one ounce, then quickly dropped to a frightening 13 ounces, and has now doubled her size. Way to go girl!!!!
I am beyond shocked that she has actually gained any weight since they stopped her feeds for right now. They were supposed to start them back today, but they made a decision to wait a total of 7 days. Now she has already gone 3 days without food, so we only have 4 more days until they start all over. They will be giving her plain breast milk and then slowly start fortifying it so it is easy on Kayleigh's tummy. I am completely fine with their decision as I don't want them to do too much too soon. I know the tummy is a very sensitive issue with preemies, so taking it slow is fine with me. I would much rather her be in the NICU longer if she comes home healthy.
Other than that, she is still on 3 liters and 21% oxygen. She has been sleeping all day long since the have put in a PCVC which is a slightly different kind of IV. If you saw the last video, they were pulling it out of her leg, but it almost looks like a string that they put all the way up her vein. I guess it is just a little more comfortable than having a needle, but I am sure it serves other important purposes.
Everyone, please pray for Adleigh as she was sent back to the NICU yesterday from progressive due to similar reasons Kayleigh was dealing with, but Adleigh's apnea put her back on the vent. I have not gotten a new update from Wade or Ferris, but Adleigh has been having a rough time. Please visit their blog (Joye Twin's Blog) for their prayer requests. God Bless you guys and we are praying for you.
The Freemans :)