11/4/08 - 8:45pm - CVICU
This will be our home for a little while as Kayleigh recovers. I asked the question a million times tonight and I feel like every time I asked it, I got the same truthful answer. I wanted to know if the nurses, doctors or RNs were satisfied with her prognosis right now and the answer was always yes. In fact, it was a wide eyed yes whenever I would ask. It just makes me feel comfortable to know Kayleigh is doing good, or better than expected because she looks like she got hit by a truck.
When Aimee and I walked in the room, all I could do was stay strong for her because Aimee was having a tough time. This was a really scary scene to witness. Not only was it really graphic, but it was our sweet Kayleigh. She is our precious daughter and no one should ever have to see their child so swollen and bloody with their chest cavity wide open as her heart beating a million miles an hour on the other end of a green gauze pad. Did I paint a good enough picture for you? The photos will always be a bad reminder and after long deliberation and talking with the nurses, we felt like we shouldn't post the graphic photos. Kayleigh should be remembered looking so darn cute. The ones I have added below are tough enough to look at. If you thought there were a lot of wires in the NICU, you've got another thing coming.
There are three times as many monitors and three times as many bells going off. Right now since Kayleigh is doing great, we are not hearing any bells. We hope and pray to keep it that way. So far, everything I mentioned before is still the case, so I was able to relay the prognosis correctly. Aimee and I are staying really positive right now. As every hours passes, that is one less hour that she is critical. Let's continue to pray a lot that she will stay on this path to recovery and come out with flying colors. They don't expect babies to do this well, and certainly not babies Kayleigh's size. But, we are talking about Kayleigh here and she is no where near the ordinary, if you haven't learned that yet.
It is early, but Aimee and I are going to get some sleep. We will post as soon as we can tomorrow to let you know how her first evening was. I wish you all a wonderful day tomorrow and thank you so much for the support through such a tough day today. It gave us the strength to stay positive and God definitely heard every single one of your prayers.
Thank you and God Bless!!!
The Freemans :)