Yesterday and today were two really great days of growth for Kayleigh. I am just hoping this kind of growth continues. She is currently at 1587 grams which is 3 1/2 lbs. She grew over 80 grams yesterday and over 60 grams today. I am just so pumped up to see that kind of growth.
Other than that, she came off her TPN (IV Nutrients), so she no longer has a PCVC (long term IV thread) in her foot. But....she had some puss come out of that IV location, so they put another IV in her other leg to administer antibiotics for safety. She is not showing any signs of infection, but they want to be cautious. She is satting good and feeding very well. If she doesn't finish her bottle, she is getting the rest through a tube and is not having any aspirates. She is breathing and swallowing much better now. Aimee has been trying to breast feed Kayleigh and has not been having a lot of luck, but today it seems Kayleigh took to her a little better than the past couple days. So, it looks like she will get better in time. We just need to keep practicing.
Aimee and I went to a community garage sale yesterday and we got a bassinet and a swing for dirt cheap. They are so cute and barely used. I thought that we would want to spoil Kayleigh with all new things, but we couldn't pass up on these two items. Together we paid $45 when we would have paid $200 more if we got them new. Not to mention, they are in really good condition and were barely used. We couldn't have been at a better place and time. I also got a new office chair for $15, which I am so comfy in right now! I must say that I thought yard sales are where you just buy other people's junk, but we made out big time and I am hooked! I can't wait to go again. ha!
I hope everyone has a wonderful start to a new week. I am sure Kayleigh's progress will put you in a good mood being that Monday mornings are never fun.
The Freemans :)