12/28/08 - Set in Stone!!!
Since Kayleigh weighed in at 6.4 pounds yesterday, one of Kayleigh's friends mentioned doing a comparison with her (Webkin) bestfriend, "Brittany." To learn more about who Brittany is and how she is such a special friend to Kayleigh, go back to the post on 7/5/08. As you can tell, Kayleigh is much bigger now. Hopefully it won't take her six more months to grow six more pounds. Let's pray for weight gain!!! (When are you going to pray for weight gain ever again??Ha-Ha!)
The jg-tube procedure for tomorrow is set in stone! That is if Kayleigh continues to stay at the same prognosis as she was tonight. Aimee and I are to be there a couple hours before so we can walk her down to the operating room. She will be under sedation and possibly paralyzed before she goes down so we do not risk the chance of her having a hypertensive episode. Making sure she was as relaxed as possible was our biggest concern about this whole procedure, but after mentioning it to everyone we come in contact, I am pretty sure we are all on the same page now. Kayleigh will also be under anesthesia. The doctor is going to insert a tube through her stomach and into the small intestines. This will allow them to feed Kayleigh directly to the source without the stomach having a chance to reflux and give off micro aspirations, which are tearing up the lung tissue and not helping her progress with this pulmonary hypertension.
Even though this procedure is considered a small procedure, we all know how Kayleigh acts. The cardiac cath procedure was suppose to be small too, but it nearly took her life and it took her a week to recover from it. She still has a discolored blemish on her right shin because of the artery that was damaged, causing her whole leg to turn a nasty shade of purple. Kayleigh does things backwards when it comes to everything and she doesn't do anything by the book. She handled the open heart surgery perfect, but nearly dies when she has a urinary tract infection. Hopefully tomorrow we can break the bad streak and come out of this procedure with flying colors.
Again, the procedure is at 12:00 noon (EST), so please say your prayers as we are all well aware that our answered prayers are what got Kayleigh to this point so far. Thank you so very much!
The Freemans :)