9/7/08 - Making Some Progress

Today was a good day, but we still have yet to see some poop. So keep those poopy dances coming!!! The nurses did give her a glycerin suppository this afternoon which helped a little, but not a whole lot. Since she hasn't pooped and her tummy was starting to get big again, they increased her caloric intake from 20 to 22 instead of increasing the amount. She is still digesting it all because she is not having any aspirates.

Some of the progress she made was that she came down to 3 liters on her air and was breathing great all day today. She didn't have any desats and she has been really active and happy while I held her today. Aimee was so happy to get in there today to spend some time with her after having a soar throat yesterday.

Tomorrow, since we are able to dress Kayleigh, we are going to bring up some of her new outfits and play dress up. That is going to be a lot of fun. Kayleigh weighed in at 1154 grams which is still around the 2.9 pound mark. Her length is 35 centimeters and her head circumference is 27 centimeters. Her head is the only thing that has changed since the previous measurement.

They had a Genetic Doctor come by the other day to see what could be causing some of these feeding issues or irritation problems that Kayleigh has been having. The pre-test results came back negative and we are still waiting for the final results. We knew from the amniocentesis, that she did not have certain genetic disorders, but I guess this test checks a bunch of other things.

So other than that, it was a pretty quiet day. We are still praying for some poop, so hopefully that starts to happen because everything else seems like it is getting better. Thank you all so much for all your help through this and I hope your weekend was wonderful!!!

God Bless,

The Freemans :)

3 comments:

Carly Nicole Elliotte My Micro Preemie said...

3L on her flow is a BIG step! Way To Go Kayleigh!!! And what kinda genetic test did they do? A FISH test?

annaandallysmom said...

You guys are continually in my prayers. I will do a special one for poop today :)


God Bless,
Monica

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see pictures of Kayleigh in her new clothes! Always in my prayers.

~Emily