Today was a standstill as we are still waiting the final results of the Upper GI test. They have done three x-rays since yesterday afternoon and since Kayleigh was so backed up, they dye has not made its way through her system. The journey that the dye has traveled so far shows no problems, so that is good news. Let's just hope the rest of the way is clear. We think more than anything that her body just has very slow motility with anything she has been given but breast milk. If that isn't a sign, then I don't know what is.
Otherwise, Kayleigh was doing great today. She was a little cranky while we held her, but you can clearly see she is trying to pass all the mess in her system. We did what we could to comfort her as we all know what a painful bloated tummy feels like. This might be a little too much info, but I can certainly feel her pain. When I was probably 10 years old, I was stuck in a fetal position because I had so much trapped air. I was crying like a little baby and my parents took me to the hospital. I wish they can give Kayleigh what they gave me that night because I had a "seriously" 1 minute long gasser that made all the pain go away. I felt so embarrassed as I thought I was dying right there on the spot, but trapped gas is all it was and us Freemans normally don't have a problem in that category (ha-ha).
After Kayleigh was having an issue with getting comfortable because her tummy was hurting, Aimee found the perfect position. Aimee slouched in the chair and laid Kayleigh on her chest, face down. Kayleigh normally doesn't like to lay face down, but she was enjoying it today. She looked so comfortable and we were so sad to leave her today. I felt so much better after talking to the nurse tonight as Kayleigh wasn't uncomfortable at all since we left her. She actually came down on her oxygen a little and was relaxing very well. After an hour, I took over and she was comfortable for about 15 minutes. I guess Mommy's chest was a little more comfortable than mine. Oh well, I just wanted her to be peaceful, so it didn't matter giving her up. Aimee sure rubbed it in though, which was quite funny.
We have until the 15th before the Parents.com contest is over. I am not too concerned with winning the contest because Kayleigh will not be able to go to NY for the finals anyhow, unless they come to us which I seriously doubt. I am just so glad she made it to two out of three front pages with her photos. She is ranked 4th (Most Viewed) and 9th (Most Recommended) out of 24,709 photos and we have touched so many people with her story. I put Kayleigh's photos on there for one purpose and one purpose only, and that was to touch someones life in one way or another. We have had many people respond so many positive ways, which makes it a complete success in my book. So thank you for all of those who voted and if you truly believe we can bring NY to us, continue to vote a million times. Maybe NY can come to us and we can share our story in their magazine to touch many more lives with our precious Kayleigh.
You all are awesome and for all those who say they are inspired by our little girls story, well we are inspired by all of you lending a helping hand to a family you barely know. We are a family who has so much strength because of the people who believe in us (You!). We are a family who has held it together in every aspect of our lives because of you. We are a family that has sincerely learned the value of how God wants us to treat others because of you. I would give every single jewel on my heavenly crown to all of you for being such an amazing blessing to our family. We are truly blessed to have every single one of you praying for Kayleigh, and I believe more than ever that God has listened to our prayers and it proving time and again how awesome He is.
Thank you all with every ounce of our souls! Aimee and I are forever thankful.
The Freemans :)