To the NICU that is. ONLY if Kayleigh's day goes as perfect as possible. They have pulled the stomach line (PD) and they plan to pull her catheter later today. We are actually about to feed her a bottle and see how she does with that. So last night and today have been going good so far.
We had troubles yesterday afternoon with her belly blowing up, so they stopped her feeds completely and "thought she was hang withdrawals" from the pain medicine. Although when she was upstairs recovering from the cath, believe it or not, she was on more pain medicine and we knew just knew her belly blew up because of the amount of oxygen flow she was on. So, the Nurse Practitioner ordered for Methadone so Kayleigh could be weaned off the pain meds that she was "Having Withdrawals" from. Aimee felt deep inside there was something wrong with doing that and by now, we know when to listen to Aimee's gut feeling.
In the end...The irritability that Kayleigh was having WAS from the air in the tummy, so we dropped her oxygen flow down from 8 liters to 3 liters, which corrected that problem and when our main doctor/surgeon came through late last night, he cancelled the order for Methadone because it is very harmful for little ones the size of Kayleigh. Go figure!!! So needless to say, the NP who said he has had 16 years of experience and 5 more in the CVICU and to trust his judgement on using Methadone, well his status just went in the crapper. The great news is Kayleigh wasn't harmed at all.
Anyhow, everything else is moving right along and we hoped to be out by tomorrow afternoon and up to the NICU or NPCN. We are going up to speak with one of our Neonantologist today and see what his thoughts are.
Another thing that has popped up is that Kayleigh was tested positive for MRSA a week after she was born and was moved to the MRSA section of the NICU. Well, the rules up there are that if you once tested positive for MRSA, she'll always stay in MRSA section. But, down here, she tested negative twice for MRSA so we are curious if she will have to go to that section when we go back up. I would hate for her to have to go back to MRSA and contract it since she doesn't have it now.
All I have to say about this next photos is, ADORABLE! This is Kylie and she has made Kayleigh a sign. That is just too cute!
The Freemans :)