11/5/08 - 10:00am - FANTASTIC!!!!!

As Aimee and I were were walking in to the CVICU this morning, we walked right past the night nurse who said Kayleigh was fantastic last night!!! She was so excited to share that news with us and we quickly thanked her, but she said "NO! Thank Kayleigh."

Kayleigh had an amazing evening. She has not swelled up like they thought she would and she actually looks very similar to when we left her last night. Her urinary output is still beyond perfect, so they are blown away with that. When we walked in the room, she was moving her hands around in the air and looking from side to side. I was not expecting that at all, but she seemed to be uncomfortably happy. She held our fingers and we rubbed her head. After a while, they did give her a little more pain medicine in case she was in any kind of pain.

The cool news is she was not desatting or having any hypertension issues when someone touches her. With the VSD being closed, it makes perfect sense that the blood flow won't shunt over to the wrong side anymore when the pressure change. The heart might work a little harder until the lung pressures comes down, but we can only pray that will happen a lot quicker than not.

I am actually sitting in her room right now while I type as they let us use our computers in here, which is bitter sweet! They are going to kick us out in a little while because they are planning on closing her chest back! THAT'S RIGHT!!! They feel like the swelling is not going to get any worse, so they are going to close the chest cavity breast plates and if the skin will attach also, they will close that too. If not, then that is okay and we will wait a little longer. When they close the chest, they have to monitor her for an hour to see how she reacts and if it is not good, then they will have to re-open. Anesthesia just came in so it might be happening right now. Woo hoo!
Well, I better run, but I will update you all soon on some hopefully more great news.

Thank you all and GOD BLESS! Keep those prayers coming.

The Freemans :)

39 comments:

Rachel said...

What great news!! What a happy day!! Good job Kayleigh. My niece looked much the same after her heart surgery (she had the same surgery at 12 weeks--her pressures were off the charts). One by one, all the tubes and wires came out. I was there the day that my brother and his wife got to hold their baby finally--that moment will come before you know it for you guys! Take care of yourselves so that you can take care of Kayleigh.

Sarah, NZ said...

wow thats awesome! hope she continues to have a great day.

Anonymous said...

You go girl! We are still praying for your speedy recovery! God Bless!

Your friends in Delta.

Betsy said...

Great job Kayleigh!! Keep up the great work! Praying that today and the rest of recovery continue to go smoothly and Kayleigh is finally HOME SOON!

Anonymous said...

That is WONDERFUL! I have checked the blog atleast 4times this morning hoping for an update before I have to bring my computer to get fixed. This update made my day! What amazing news! I will keep praying that she continues to get better. Hopefully tomorrow when I get my computer back I will check and she will be still blowing people away!
With love from NH!

Anonymous said...

Kayleigh just made my day ! Perfect way to start a day with great news ! You have an amazing daughter ! Keep amazing us Kayleigh ! Adam and Aimee I am so happy for you, Give your miracle a kiss on the cheek for me and my four boys who are thinking about her through-out each day !

Karen Smith
Calgary AB

Anonymous said...

This is like the 5th time I have checked the blog this morning waiting for a great update!! That is great news!! She is such a strong little girl!! Still many prayers for all of you coming from Iowa!!

Jennie said...

Yes!!! That's exactly what I prayed for this morning, for her swelling not to be bad and for them to close up her chest because I woke up thinking about her open little chest. Isn't God amazing!!! Praise the LORD!!!

Vanessa said...

I haven't commented before, but I wanted to let you know how happy I am that Kayleigh's doing so great. I've been checking your blog since it started, and before that following your story on BBC. My little girl was born in September, and I can't imagine what you're going through. You are all so strong, and Kayleigh is amazing! Even more prayers coming to you from Iowa!

Anonymous said...

I just saw a little shirt that reminded me of Kayleigh. It said
" I'm kind of a big deal, just in a smaller package " If anyone deserves to wear it, it's Kayleigh. Just had to share because it sure made me smile.
God Bless !
Karen Smith
Calgary AB

Anonymous said...

What great news! She is such a little fighter, beating all expectations. Hope you all have a peaceful day.

kristyo15 said...

God is Good! I kept checking this morning to hear some good news! Kayleigh is AMAZING!

Pennie said...

This is too sweeeet!!! Yeah!!!!!

shannnah said...

woo hoo! So glad for her! what a amazing little girl!!

Kathy said...

Just the news we were hoping for. Hope the good news continues. Praise God! Kathy from Orangeburg, SC

Robyn said...

I am so glad to see such great news! Hoping everything stays the way it is, and she's off the vent soon, and on her way to complete recovery! Praying hard for your family and especially Kayleigh!

Amber said...

I'm so extremely happy that Kayleigh did well in surgery and is on her way to recovery! After a week of bad news here at home, its so good to come on here and finally see something to jump for joy over! Keep up the good work Kayleigh!

Babyksmom05@yahoo.com

Misti from BBC said...

I'm glad everything is going so well!

Anonymous said...

God certainly is good. God Bless Kalyleigh and her fighting spirit. I continue to pray for her and her family every single day. she truly is a miracle. I check your blog all day in hopes that I can read more good news.

I look at my little girl, she is 8 months old, and hope and pray for the day that you take little Kayleigh home comes soon.

This is just proof that continuous prayer, no matter what faith, and lots of love will get you through lifes toughest times.

All the best....

Christine - NYC

Tracy said...

I am so happy for you all- especially Kayleigh!!! This morning when I got to work my co-workers were asking "how is she?" as if she were a close relative of mine!! I was so happy about today's news I had to tell everyone!! Keep smiling and praying!

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL!!! What an amazing little girl & great news!!! Go Kayleigh Go!!

Elkins 5 said...

Way to make your mom and dad proud (again!). You all are so amazing and wonderful! Based on her will and determination you are definitely going to have your hands full when she turns 5 and then when she's a teenager!! Hehe.
Thinking about you guys always.

Susan & gang.....

Anonymous said...

That is such great news!!!!!! We love you Kayleigh!!!!!!!!

chdmommyof2 said...

Babies are the strongest people you will ever meet!! I am so glad to hear she is doing good!! One by one the wires, the tubes, will come out!!! Keep it up KAYLEIGH!!!! My prayers are still with her!!

jennifer from california said...

This is wonderful news!!!! I can't help but to keep smiling as I read this. All my coworkers are asking me how she is doing today and I am excited to tell them the wonderful news.

Sarah Benedict said...

I'm still praying that she heals at top speed and blows everyone away! Go Kayleigh!

Kelly said...

Great news. That is just awesome. Kayleigh sure is a little fighter. She is going to be one tough little girl when she gets bigger!!!

Nikki Conway said...

Thank you so much Adam for keeping us updated so well. I'm so proud of Kayleigh. She is such a little miracle!!!
Praying for Kayleigh,
Nikki Conway

campbell9023 said...

YES! YES! YES! This is amazing news. I knew she would be recovering fast. I am so happy to read especially that her urine output is good and that she is not desatting. God THANK YOU SO MUCH! Everytime I read your postings lately I cry, it is just amazing. I will continue to pray that she gets well fast and that she has no major bumps to overcome.

With lots of hugs and bunches of love,
Jenn

Nicole said...

Oh yeah, awesome news. You go miss Kayleigh, show everyone what God can do through you. Keep up the good work Mom and Dad.

The Chassards

Denise in CA said...

I love coming on here and seeing the great news. I was really sad to see her pictures though. You two are very strong and Kayleigh definitely inherited your strength. You are all amazing.

It is without question that I will continue to pray for her recovery and I can't wait to see her in that beautiful crib you have for her. :) :)

Kelly Sheree said...

Go Kayleigh Go! Again, she's amazing people by moving faster then originally thought. That's truly the Lord and the power of prayer. If anyone has doubts how the good Lord works, they need to look at little Miss Kayleigh. An angel without wings, here on earth.


Can't wait for another good update. Stay strong Adam and Aimee. Give Kayleigh a big hug from the Hardin's.

Kayleigh's Kentucky Prayer Warrior
Kelly Sheree

Pat said...

Thank God! You both must be cloud nine. What wonderful morning for you. Kaleigh has so much going for her. Of course, her loving family, but, also, her wonderful medical team that has been caring for her since her birth. Although her strong will and adorable face has made it a little easier for them. I am absolutely thrilled for you Adam and Aimee! My family and I will continue to pray for Kaleighs recovery.
Pat

Anonymous said...

What an amazing little girl!! Kayleigh, you are such a fighter!! We will continue to pray for you all and I know we will continue to be amazed by her strength!

jasonbradley said...

Amazing news. We are on the edge of our seat here and praying for your family and this sweet baby. God is good.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Isn't GOD AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing family and a true testament to what love really means. Your little one is an inspiration to all to never give up no matter what. Enjoy. I look forward to seeing future blogs about your precious one meeting all the milestones in life from smiles, to sitting up, crawling, and on to talking and dates.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers continue for your daughter from Wisconsin. God is watching over her and protecting her. God Bless.

Nicole said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. It has been wonderful to hear all the updates on Kayleigh. I dont believe anyone questioned whether that little girl would be a fighter through this surgery. We will keep praying for her!