We have some great news in this wild journey of our precious Kayleigh. Well, you know we have been waiting for Kayleigh to grow to the 1000 gram mark to have the pulmonary band surgery? This morning, she had an Echocardiogram where they do an ultra sound of her heart to see how things are looking with her VSD. (Hole in her heart at her lower chambers) The nurse practitioner told us that the flow between the two chambers is high which still may cause the heart to work harder, but that the flow is not pushing excess water into the lungs anymore. That means that she will not have to get the pulmonary band surgery, which is basically to prevent that overflow into the lungs. Now that does not go to say she might not need it later if things don't keep progressing, but she doesn't now since things are going so well.
So if we can keep her heart in good working order until she gets to 2000 grams, we can have the surgery to close the VSD and we won't ever have to worry about it again. I am just so happy that we may only have to do just the one surgery on her heart. She is just so amazing!!! This is yet another obstacle put in her way that she has overcome. She should get some gold medals for this event! Look out Michael Phelps, check out this chick!!!
Wow, beyond this amazing news, she POOPED!!! She pooped once this morning and they still gave her a suppository and she pooped again. She then pooped big time while Aimee held her this afternoon. So we are pleased to say that the feeds are passing through her system as we hoped and prayed for. Thank you all for your "poop" prayers because they worked.
If you don't have God in your heart, Kayleigh is a true testimony of how wonderful HE is and how amazing HE can be in your life too.
We are so pleased with how things went today. She did have a few desats and bradys while we were there, but I would too if I were trying to crap for days. I am so glad she got that out and hopefully she will continue to do well. Who would have ever thought pooping can be so exciting?
Beyond our sweet Kayleigh, Aimee/My baby's Momma has put forth major effort to get rid of the weight she has gained since first going on self induced bed rest and an eat everything in sight diet. It was for a very good reason though. (Kayleigh needed as many calories as possible since their wasn't enough nutrients getting to her through the placenta)
She has started the Nutrisystem product and is already on the fast track to losing weight. Since everyone but her has started their own blogs, she decided she has a perfect reason to put one together tonight. She is going to reach out to all of you who either need to just get in shape, lose some wanted/needed weight, or lose the post pregnancy pounds. Even though I was the personal training director for Bally Total Fitness for several years, I can't lay a finger on how wonderful this Nutrisystem product is set up. You basically pick your meals from a list, they send your food to you each month, you eat it and you lose weight. She has already lost 4 pounds over the past week and we are going to save so much money not going to the grocery store every week. How awesome is that??? Aimee is actually a very picky eater and she has liked almost every meal she has gotten from them.
Anyways, stop in and give Aimee some words of encouragement and follow her journey through her weight loss program. Maybe some of you can join along, create your own blogs, hold each other accountable and support each other through a common goal. She will be more than happy to help you. Here is her new blog: http://www.aimeefreeman.blogspot.com/
The Freemans :)