Today was another good day for Kayleigh. They increased her feeds to 3 mls every hour continuously. The awesome news is she has not aspirated any of her feeds today. She has not pooped yet and is on the Reglan (helps motility), which is still a concern but her belly isn't blowing up either. Tomorrow, Kayleigh will be at 12mls every 3 hours which is tied with the highest she has ever been. Before, she was on 12 mls with breast milk, but she had been pooping several times everyday too. Please pray that she will start pooping soon.
She weighed in at 1143 grams tonight (around 2.8lbs), which is 16 grams less than yesterday, but the OT (Occupational Therapist) came by today to give Kayleigh another workout. She is doing really well in that department, so we are really happy to hear that. Kayleigh also only had one minor desat today and it has been several days without any bradys. I am so pleased to hear she is breathing well after being lowered to 4 liters the other day. Her oxygen is set at 30%, but they will wean her down as time goes by. I went up today by myself to have a little father-daughter time alone. I held her for an hour and a half before I had to get home. Poor Aimee had a soar throat today and wasn't dare going to go to the NICU. She was so sad because since Kayleigh has started to get dressed up, she got her a few new outfits and wanted to go up there to dress her up. Please say a prayer that she will feel better soon.
Good news!!! Since Kayleigh is holding her temperature much better, the nurse this evening actually had to un-swaddle her because her temperature was at 100.1 degrees. If she starts to keep warm and they can wean her "heating" system down, she will be able to move in to a bassinet. That will be awesome, but then I am going to be more nervous about germs being passed easier. Can you tell how over protective or insane I am going to be. Someone please help me!!! (ha-ha)
Please do me a favor and do a "poop dance". I don't even know what a poop dance is, but if a rain dance works, then a poop dance has got to work. If you have to do it at work, then just wiggle in your chair with your hands up, but don't blame me if your co-workers look at your weird. Just tell them your doing it for Kayleigh and maybe your whole office can wiggle together. :)
Thanks for your prayers and wiggles!
The Freemans :)