I am just hoping and praying that we have more days like today. After her glycerin shaves last night, she had two big blow outs and another “Large Stool” as they called it, today. She grew 40 grams last night which is double what the doctors were hoping for Kayleigh to grow each day. (Total 1605 = 3lbs – 8.6 oz) One of our doctors said that he would do the happy dance if she grows 20 grams a day, so he owes us two happy dances.
Her feedings went pretty good today. Besides sleeping like a rock this afternoon and not being interested in eating when we were there, she took all of her 32 mls this evening without a problem in just 20 minutes. The reason she has been tired is possibly due to the increase of oxygen they are giving her. The doctors decided to decrease her flow to .5%, but hike up her oxygen to 100% which won’t affect her eyes at this state in the game, but it will mainly help her oxygenate her blood and prevent her pulmonary hypertension to act up. It was very smart move because I don’t think I have ever seen her sleep so heavily than we have today, which will also prevent her from burning unnecessary calories.
The doctors are sending Aimee’s breast milk off to find out what the caloric make up is. That way we can get an idea of how effective her milk will be. They will still have to fortify with something because Kayleigh needs all the other nutrients that breast milk can not offer to a preemie of Kayleigh’s size.
Tonight was a great night, because we finally finished Kayleigh’s room. I don’t think we have ever been so detailed before because we wanted to make sure everything was as close to perfect as can be. We even went back with a fine brush to touch up spots that probably didn’t need touching up. I hope it looks good.
One of our new clients/new friend shared with us a children’s book that she wrote and published. It is called Ebenezer Flea and it is just an adorable book. Aimee read it to me in the car on the way up to the hospital right after we got it and it is a cute lesson in life. I highly recommend it for your children. The website of this book is http://www.ebenezerflea.com/. Every child needs a favorite bedtime story, so we plan to read this one to Kayleigh a lot when she comes home :)
Thank you all so much for your prayers through all this. I know I thank you almost every night, but I truly can not thank you enough for the support and love you have given our family.
The Freemans J
The Freemans J