Okay Kayleigh admirers!!! Kayleigh is off limits. Ha-ha :) Aimee and I received a cute email today from a Kayleigh admirer who has been checking on Kayleigh every morning after his morning breakfast. His name is Colin and he is 3 months old. This is what we learned about Colin today:
"Colin enjoys long, warm baths, deep conversations with his mobiles, sitting up and taking in the world, wearing designer clothing (AKA Pampers), and eating at his mommy's restaurant."
I nearly peed my pants today when Aimee read it to me and I just had to share it with you all. Below are some photos of Colin checking out his crush. Sorry Colin, you are a stud, but you are going to have to get through me first :)
Kayleigh is having another great day over at NPCN. She hasn't been eating her bottles today like we would like to see, but she is gaining some weight back quickly. She weighed in tonight at 3 pounds - 10 ounces. She is just taking off right now and I hope that rapid growth continues. She is still a little peanut though. I don't want her to get bigger :)
They have not taken her completely off the Lasix yet, but they plan to over the next couple of days. The cardiologists came in today and look at her and they are very happy with her prognosis right now. They did an echocardiogram and confirmed that the pressures have come down, but they still have a little ways to go, so they are going to keep her on Viagra for a little while. She can come home on the viagra, so that won't hold her up. Other than that, they feel she is looking great and she should be ready to go home next week. They plan to take her sutures out and her last tummy tube out next week sometime.
Since Kayleigh was on her triple mix fluids (IV Nutrients) for quite sometime through this journey, it caused Kayleigh bilirubin numbers to be off (jaundice) and they are giving her some medicine (Actigall) for her liver functions. They don't see anything wrong with her liver, but they give it to most children for safety precautions. They are doing a CBC (blood culture) on Monday just to check and make sure things look good there.
We asked our doctor when he thinks she could go home and he didn't want us to get upset if we get pushed back a day or two, but he is thinking at the end of next week. WOO HOO!!!! So we have scheduled to do CPR class on Monday and we will bring our seat in for the car seat test sometime next week.
Aimee and I had a frightening experience. The other night, Aimee got really tired and laid on the couch and within an hour, her temperature went from 97 to almost 103. She wasn't cold, but she was shaking and her teeth were chattering. She was nauseous and she started to get a headache so that is when we decided to go to the emergency room. But, two hours later before we ever got to see someone, her temperature broke and she was normal again. We decided to just head on home and not wait a couple more hours if she was feeling fine. Aimee called her Doctor the next morning and we found out that Aimee has a case of Mastitis. Aimee knew one of her breast has been causing her major pain, but didn't put two and two together. Not to get all detailed, but one of her nipples have taken a beating from all the pumping she has been doing. We found out that this was brought on by irregular sleep, irregular diet and irregular pumping schedule. All of that was happening while we were sleeping at the hospital last week while Kayleigh was in for surgery. She is on antibiotics to help, but she has to pump through the pain right now.
Can I tell you how awesome my wife is for all the hard work she is doing for Kayleigh. It took her almost of month straight of pumping to even get milk and now that she is getting it often, she is tearing her body up to make sure our daughter gets what she needs. That is was you call a "Hero"
I love you and I am so proud of you sweetheart!
Tomorrow is the big day!!! We are having our baby shower and we are expecting a great turn out. I actually have to get going here in a minute and go clean some more. Can you tell that I posted a little longer tonight than usual? (jk Aimee) I already cleaned the bathrooms and that job is never fun! Was I that dirty when I was 7 and 9 years old? Anywho, we are so excited to open up all the gifts that were sent by all of Kayleigh's friends and celebrate her soon to be homecoming. Thank you all so much!!! It is going to be a little different than a normal baby shower though as we can't play all the normal baby shower games. Aimee doesn't want anyone guessing how big her tummy is. It is really cool though, we are having mini-everything! All the food is going to be mini, such as meatballs, pizza rolls, etc... We are really looking forward to it and I will be sure to take a bunch of photos.
I wish everyone a wonderful weekend and please keep Kayleigh in your prayers as she makes it down the home stretch. Not too much longer to go and we can all jump for joy!
The Freemans :)
The Freemans :)