Someone turned the lights on!
Today was a much better day for Kayleigh. We went in this morning to visit right after we dropped Brandon and Allyson off for their first day of school. They were so excited and we heard they had a wonderful first day. Kayleigh was satting good today. She would desat or a brady every now and then, but it was nothing like yesterday. We were able to hold her for quite some time and she slept really good. It is almost as if she is cranky and irritable in the isolette, but when we hold her, she is completely fine. Shoot, I would be pissy too if I were couped up in that isolette.
The eye doctor's wingman came by and did a second examination tonight to clarify and solidify Kayleigh's diagnosis as a level 3 ROP major. The operating room was booked up tomorrow, so they are going to do the surgery on Wednesday. Please pray for Kayleigh that the surgery will go smooth and Kayleigh will no longer have anymore eye issues. Her eyes will swollen and sensitive for a couple days, and she will probably have to go back on the vent for a day or so, but it is all for the good of saving her eye sight completely. Aimee and I watched a video today and poor Aimee has a huge eye phobia, so it was extra hard for her to watch this video. The video told us everything we already knew, so it wasn't a huge shocker. Kayleigh will lose her peripheral vision, but she is so young that she won't even know the difference when she grows up. Forgive me as I am trying to stay positive and keep a good attitude about this, but I was thinking of sports she wouldn't be able to play and all I could come up with was boxing. Not that she would do that anyways, but you would think someone without peripheral vision would get knocked out from a left or right hook all day long. So I guess we are safe to say that this surgery will not cause any disabilities for our sweet Kayleigh.
Another great milestone was reached today for Kayleigh so let's all rejoice that Kayleigh has broke the 1000 gram mark. She weighed in at 1003 tonight (2 pound - 3 ounces). WOO HOO! From the growth she has had over the past couple weeks, I think she is growing more on the triple mix which are nutrients through an IV while she is off her feeds. I can't explain it because Kayleigh hasn't done a single thing by the book from the beginning of this pregnancy. I am just going to shake my head and throw my hands up because I don't have a single clue.
According to the website, the bracelets have been shipped for over a week now but they have not reached my front door yet. I am sorry it is taking a long time, but we will get them out as soon as they come in. Thanks for your patience on this.
I have to end on an awesome note. Are you ready for this??? I went ahead and posted the email in the comments section just below at the end of this post. You will read an email from someone who has been following Kayleigh's story for the past couple months and well....I am not going to spoil it, so go read it, now!!!
The Freemans :)