The blood culture came back and showed that Kayleigh has a urinary tract infection which has caused her to spiral out of control. Yes, my daughter seems to be showing early signs of a "Drama Queen." Actually, I am sure a UTI on a preemie is much more intense and painful than it is on an adult. Being that she was still on Lasix, peeing on a regular basis may have been very very painful for her. I am clinching my legs together right now just thinking about it. If she was going to have any kind of infection though, this is the best one to have. They have started her on antibiotics and hope to see a change in her prognosis soon.
There are still a lot of questions because I just don't understand why it would cause Kayleigh's pulmonary pressures to get so high, unless she was in a ton of pain or discomfort causing her to clamp down and hold her breath. I have seen her bear down and stop breathing because of pain before, but she wasn't doing that this time around. That still doesn't explain why her breathing was so heavy and erratic the night before last. I am still a little confused, so hopefully we will get some more answers tomorrow.
My biggest fear through all of this was her heart and something was not working right in that department. The cardiologist that worked on Kayleigh came up to her bedside tonight while she was having an episode. He explained that all of her symptoms are not pointing in the direction of her heart, so that makes me breathe a sigh of relief. The scariest thing ever is when you have three neonantologist and a heart surgeon at Kayleigh's bedside and none of them can figure out what is going on. I am so glad that something came back quickly on the blood culture tests to clarify this problem.
Please continue to pray that this UTI is the only thing wrong with Kayleigh and it will be cleared up quickly so we can get back on track with our progress. I hope that we can all look back on this as a distant memory someday and forget how many heart attacks we all had this year. Kayleigh is certainly trying to get the "Best Actress" award in her movie.
Actually, it has crossed my mind several times that God has diverged his plan as to what was really wrong with Kayleigh because He heard all of our prayers today. What do you think??? Everything was much more serious than what it came out to be and all the doctors are completely stumped by what just happened.
Thank you all so much for your prayers, please keep them coming and hopefully this UTI is the only issue here. I will update you as soon as possible with more details.
The Freemans :)