12/19/08 - WHAT A DAY!!!

This has got to be one of the best days in our lives!!!

First of all, we want to take the time thank every single person for the support you have given our family. A weight has certainly started to lift off our shoulders and we are so blessed to have such an amazing support system help us through these difficult times. Aimee and I have already promised each other that no matter what and how, we will pass it forward for the rest of our lives.

Kayleigh is just a sweet miracle from God!!! But, I am sure you all knew that already. How about this!!! She is currently on vent, but her oxygen is set at 75% and still weaning. Her blood gasses look great!!! Her urine output is great!!! She has not had a single desat all day long!!! She has tolerated her Chest PT, her suctions, and any kind of touch and she is not nearly on the same high dose of her paralytic either!!!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!! Kayleigh's oxygen exchange is more than above normal, even with more than 70% of her right lung being closed, more than 30% of her left lung being closed and having high lung pressures to top it off. Our doctor, the one who was giving chest compressions to Kayleigh the other morning to save her precious life and the doctor who was preparing us for one last desat that would cause Kayleigh to spiral out of control to her death, said this morning, "I'M SHOCKED." Can you believe that????? This is a true miracle and blessing from God! There is no way anyone can argue that God is in control here and He is the one who laid His hands on Kayleigh and healed her.

We still need many many prayers as she is no where near being out of the woods yet, but she is in a much more stable position right now! It is a humbling experience to sit at your child's bedside and say it is okay to go to heaven, and that her life has been more than a blessing to thousands of people. But, it is also such a rejoicing moment to see it all turn around in a blink of an eye and have the greatest gift of all, your daughter's life back. God must have seen how precious Kayleigh is to so many people and decided that she could do so much more if she'd stay much longer. We agree!

Please continue to pray and hope for more wonderful updates to come. Pray over all the doctors and nurses to continue doing an amazing job for Kayleigh. They may not have the right answers 100% the time, but they know a whole lot more than all of us and God has given them those precious gifts to do His work down here. Praise God and we give Him ALL the glory!!!

Thank you again for all those who are helping us through donations! To those who ordered Kayleigh bracelets, please be patient because we have to order more and the company can be slow at times. For those who have your bracelets, please email me your photos so we can add them to Kayleigh's scrap book that Aimee is making. (Adam@TeamFreemanProperties.com)
Some people asked if we have an address and we are going to get a PO Box and post that shortly. I like the idea of everyone emailing Oprah and Ellen. How cool would that be to touch the lives of millions???? God would be so proud!!!

One more thing, an awesome follower topped our night off with a well needed smile. Actually, Aimee and I nearly rolled on the floor laughing so hard we were crying when we watched this video. Please join us in our Freeman Family Christmas Disco (CLICK HERE).

I hope you laugh till your cheeks hurt, because a smile is worth more than a million dollars.

God Bless,

The Freemans :)

111 comments:

E said...

Oh finally! Praise God! I've been SOOOO worried and checked back soooo many times today. I was scared. "Oh me of little faith." =0)

Praise God it's good news and Kayleigh's getting better! It is a miracle - but PRAYER WORKS!!!

duvallmommy said...

GOD YOU ARE SO GOOD TO US!!! I too have checked for updates for what seems like 100 times. Adam, I nearly jumped out of my chair and I did cheered out loud. Bless you for sharing her with the rest of us. I can't wait to see what she is up to tommorrow.

Many blessings,
Robin (washington)

Courtney said...

SO glad to hear that she's doing much better! GOD IS GOOD!!! Kayleigh's going to keep on getting stronger each day!

God bless

Anonymous said...

Praying!

Anonymous said...

YIPPEEEEE! So happy to go to bed with good news tonight! Said it before, "Tis the season, and Kayleigh is the reason"...for me to believe in miracles, God is miraculous!!! I am so joyful for you guys, rest up...PS that video gave me a huge smile...I love to see Kayleigh dancing! This will happen for real someday, perhaps a pretty little dress, maybe not the elf outfit, although that was awful cute too! I'm going to add the call out to Ellen/Oprah and send an e-mail to get out the word! Sleep well team Freeman! Leslie in CT

Anonymous said...

I am so glad for this latest blog! If this doesn't prove the power of prayer, I don't know what would!!! Can you believe the difference from the heartbreaking blog you posted just a few nights ago to this wonderful news you posted today? Our God surely is an awesome God! I pray that the news gets better everyday...I am from the Sept 2008 board on BBC and I remember when Aimee first posted that the doctors were giving her bad news and she wasn't sure what to make of it all....and now here we are more than 6 months later with a precious little fighter! She is a true miracle, God Bless her!

Jennifer from Sept 2008 BBC

Melissa Loss said...

Praise GOD!! I have been praying for you ever since one of the moms on my BBC bored asked us all to pray for a Christmas Miracle! I have never posted but I am now because I am in awe of the awesome power of GOD and Prayer!! I am crying tears of Joy for you all!! I am just so so over come right now!! WOW Thank you God for keeping this little miracle here and please help things keep turning around! Praise GOD for suck a awesome day!!

Anonymous said...

Thank Heavens!!! It is 1:30 am and as I wake to feed my baby, I just HAD to check in on another sweet babe!!! Thank you for the incredible update!!!

PRAISE to GOD first, as HE is working the miracles! Isn't HE just amazing? And then we need to praise the doctors and nurses as Adam mentioned, as they as helping to carry out HIS miracles! MOMMY and DADDY must be filled with so much joy, as we all are!

That PO box will be filling up fast with all of Kayleigh's friends sending their blessings! You should get extra keys and have your family help you as I'm sure you'll need to empty it each day!

Again, thank you to the both of you for sharing your amazing journey. It takes alot, I'm sure, to allow others in on your heartbreaks. I know the joyous moments are so easy to share. As you have witnessed, we are all behind Kayleigh, on good and bad days.

Keep up the miracles LORD!!!

Elizabeth

Samantha said...

what wonderful news! Praise God! He is good!

caryn said...

What great news!!!! I usually wait until the morning to read your post but I couldn't sleep because I kept checking back! I read on your facebook page that there was good news, I was like a kid waiting for christmas! Like many post said "A true Christmas Miracle". We will continue to pray for your family and everyone along for the ride on this amazing journey.

Anonymous said...

I have kept checking in and checking in for an update, Thank God it was good news. Fight Kayleigh, keep fighting.
Still Praying,
Sarah

Amber said...

Praise God for through him all things are possible. That Elf Dance made me smile it was good to see Kayleigh dancing her little buns off. Keep the faith Team Freeman for God's work is not done it will amaze you everyday as Kayleigh gets stronger and stronger and soon will be placed in her car seat, move out the hospital door into her pink and brown painted room. This is such a good blessing to have before I go to bed tonight and I will continue to pray for Miss Kayleigh today and always.

Thanks for the update and stay strong and faithful.

Amber Hoberg

Mommy to a 25wker said...

Oh how I know 1st hand how WONDERFUL our Lord is! My son (Seth) was in the very same state as Kayleigh and pulled thro. These preemies may look small..but they can put up one heck of a fight! This blog is such wonderful news to go to bed to tonight! Thank you Jesus for such a miracle!!

Before you know it you will be bringing that ol' wonderful carset to the hospital for that one and final test! Oh how beautiful that day will be!!

Keep fighting Kayleigh!

God bless!

Lori

~The Kargs Family of Six~ said...

Hi Adam and Aimee, I wrote to you in a comment the other day saying that I knew what it felt like to think you are losing a child. Within SECONDS of pressing send on your comments, our daughter Veiyah had to have chest compressions. Her heart rate dropped to 30bpm. We are so with you right now. We had another huge scare that day and now, along with your Kayleigh, is proving herself again....an amazing miracle from God. Please follow us!! I'd like to keep up with you guys and exchange prayers. We've been here for 3 months now, lost 1 daughter and her sister continues to fight for her life everyday. Thank Jesus!! I think about you all often. Before everything happened, I told my daughter why I was writing to you. She said "Not THAT Kayleigh, Mom!" "Are you sure it's not another baby named Kayleigh?" She said this as tears filled her eyes. We've been following your story and she knows the pain of loss for her sister, Aderah. Amazing the impact is can have on our kids...not in a bad way, but to empathize with others.

Would love to have you follow us, as we are following you. From one heart baby to another~

Love, Ani and Jeremy

Anonymous said...

First...Karg Family...I am sorry you have to share the same journey as the Freeman's, my prayers will be with you for your family as well.

Just wanted to add to the TV list:
Good Morning America
Today Show

I have emailed both, and perhaps the more of us that can send e-mails, the more attention this story might receive.

Leslie, CT

~The Kargs Family of Six~ said...

we aren't followed a lot on blogspot, as we first started our story at the carepages site. this is our carepage address: www.carepages.com/carepages/kargfamilyupdates

Thank you Leslie~ God Bless~

Robyn said...

Oh thank God she is doing better! Keep fighting little girl!

Anonymous said...

We just sent a request to have your daughter's story told and to help out to ABC news we will try others and maybe they to will be moved by her story. God Bless and keep you always.

jag said...

So thankful! God is AWESOME! Praying still...

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!!! Go Kayleigh GOOOOOO!!! Terry and I laughed out loud at the elf video hahaha and Im ready to dance around the room along with it cuz I am so happy you posted good news!!
Hugs!!!!

Rebecca

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news for Kayleigh and her loving family - yes God is good. I am still praying for you Kayleigh, you are such a blesing and a true miracle, your family are imspirational. Adam keep the blogs coming. Your blogs make us feel like we are with you in the NICU praying for sweet Kayleigh.

Kristin said...

Yay! Wow, that girl is AMAZING!!! I'm so happy to read this post! I just donated too, and hope that everyone else who's able has also! I'll email Oprah & Ellen again! Still praying!!!

Anonymous said...

I am sooo soo happy but still praying for you guys!! That little girl wants to hang in there so she can do all those things like make her daddy change her really stinky diapers, and say mama and dada and be with her family. I pray for God to let it be his plan for her and her story to be known!!! That sweet girl!!!!! You just made my day with that news!!!
sarah andrews

Jutta, Germany said...

That's a way to wake up. It 9:43 am here in Germany and I just got up to check for an update. I am so glad for Kayleigh and you.

I will continue to pray for you.

Jutta, Solingen, Germany
former Coconut Creek, FL resident

Audra said...

God is so wonderful!!! I am so happy she's doing well...please keep updating...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family still!

Stephanie said...

She is amazing, just like the song says.

I finally finished fighting with paypal. I had to use a debit card that was not linked to the paypal account and a different e-mail address. Thank you to those who explained that trick or I would still be waiting for the account to be "verified".

I hope you are feeling loved today Kayleigh, because we all love you.

Grace said...

Wow! I'll keep praying. Keep up the improvement Miss Kayleigh!

Anonymous said...

YES!! This is such great and amazing news! Thank God! I will continue to pray that things keep getting better and better.

Kim Smith said...

Hi sweet Freeman Family! I just started reading your blog yesterday through COLE's foundation site. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are parents of a NICU graduate (28 weeker) and know how much of a roller coaster the NICU ride really is. God IS in control though. We pray He gives you all comfort and strength for the road ahead. Kayleigh is a beautiful gift from the Lord, and we hope she continues to shock her doctors!!
Much love and prayers,
Nate, Kim and Evan Smith
www.caringbridge.org/visit/evannsmith

The Plis family said...

Praise God...whoohoo...keep it comin' Lord!!!
And the "Freeman Family Christmas Disco"...HYSTERICAL! That is so awesome! How fun to see Kayleigh up there groovin away! Just imagine one day doing that in your living room! :) Lots of love from our family to yours!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable!! Still praying for little Kayleigh and your ENTIRE family!! I hope Brandon and Allyson are both holding up ok through all of this too.

Love from Michigan

Lisa, Kennedy and Addy

Natalie said...

Prais God!!! I'll continue to pray until she's safe at home. I wrote to Ellen on Weds and again yesterday, everyone should!!

Anonymous said...

Great News......thank you God.

On another note. The elf video is GREAT......seeing Kayleigh dancing around made me smile!

...continuing to pray.

Melissa said...

All I could do this morning was lift my hands to God and say Thank you!! Praise Him!

And, I also wrote to the Dr. Phil show...the more people we tell, the better!

Praying in Bama!

Anonymous said...

Heavenly Father has blessed you with a wonderful child. I pray that she continue to improve so that she may live a long life blessing others with her presence. Thank you for the faith you have shared with all those who read Kayleigh's story.
Love and Prayers from New York

The Finnans said...

I cried with tears of joy while reading this post! I'm so happy that things are turning around. This definatly proves the power of prayer. I will continue to pray for little Kayleigh and continue to thank God for answering so many prayers for her!

Prayers and love from Ohio,
Erica

Michele said...

I rolled out of bed first thing this morning to check your website--thank you so much for the update! I also refreshed your website 100 times yesterday, fretting. I should have had more faith that the news would be good, but I would never have expected the news to be SO wonderful! Kayleigh has proven once again that she is a truly a miracle sent by God! I am typing with tears rolling down my cheeks, because I am so relieved!

I will continue to pray for Kayleigh and for your family. I am going out of town for a family event today, but I plan to log onto my computer tomorrow and e-mail Oprah and Ellen with your amazing story. And when it airs on either show, you better bet I will be watching it! I can't wait for my husband to wake up so I can give him your latest update!

We donated $30, for Kayleigh's college fund. Kansas University in Lawrence is a great school, with an awesome men's basketball team! Rock Chalk Jayhawk! :)

I'm rooting Kayleigh on today, that she continues to improve! Go Kayleigh!

Amie Lawson said...

I am so happy to see she is improving. I thought about you guys all night long and prayed for Kayleigh's life. I prayed that she pull through and her Mommy and Daddy know all the joys of raising a perfect little girl. I still pray for that.

"Dear God. Please watch over Kayleigh and her family and keep her safe. Please give her the strength to pull through all this and grow to see all the beauty of life. Please give her Mommy and Daddy strength in this most difficult time. Help them to keep their continued faith in you and all your greatness."

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! I am sooooo happy to read your post this morning. It made my whole day!
With love from Southern NH

Katie Anderson said...

Hello we are laying here in bed and George said pray for "Aiylee", and so once again we did, we love you guys and continue in prayer and thanks to God for answering the prayers of all of us. We also are emailing All the talk shows for you.

Love,

Katie, Steve, George & Sidney

Heather Marie said...

I got chills all over my body because the power of GOD is so evident in your little angel! I am so excited to see that Kayleigh is doing so much better! God has big plans for your girl! WOW!! Just WOW!! :)

Debbie Aleman said...

Dear Freeman Family,

Our family went through the NICU rollercoaster 11 years ago. Our daughter, Sienna was born at 26 weeks, 682 grams (1 lb. 8 oz) dropping to 1 lb. 3 oz. She was in the NICU 92 days, a relative short time compared to your precious Kayleigh. I am praying for her full recovery and release. I have forwarded your blog to all of my friends and family. God bless you all. You can visit Sienna's page (which has not been updated in years - she is now 11 1/2) but tells about her start. http://www.geocities.com/enchantedforest/cottage/2846/

Hollie said...

Praise HIM for this wonderful news!! Days like this can sure remind us who He is when we are in the midst of it all. Still praying for your precious Kayleigh...and her wonderful parents as well!

The Woollard Family said...

YAY!! I LOVE waking up to such wonderful news on your blog! Before I sit down to have my morning cup of coffee, open my eyes fully, or change my daughters diaper...I check your blog first to see how Kayleigh is doing. I am SO HAPPY that Kayleigh is doing so well!!!!! Strong, strong little girl you have!!

-Heather, Joseph, & Bailey Alyse Woollard

Wetumpka, Alabama

Mel said...

PRAISE GOD!!!
So happy for your good news and the miracle that is Kayleigh.
Lord, thank you for touching all of us with the life of this sweet child. Thank you Lord for Kayleigh's progress and her faithful parents. Lord, thank you for the obvious strong, fighter spirit in this sweet child. Lord, we ask you please continue to be with Miss Kayleigh, her family and her parents, the doctors/nurses/NICU staff as they continue this journey. In Jesus's name, amen.
Still praying in OK> M

Jennie said...

Just so you know, I emailed Ellen about your story a few weeks ago. If all of us emailed her about you guys maybe her people would be more likely to be perceptive.

Anonymous said...

What amazing news! Continuing to pray in Michigan...

Aimee Gillespie

Kim said...
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Katie said...

What a true Christmas miracle!!! I have been praying throughout each day for Kayleigh and will continue to do so. I am continually amazed at how God uses people to connect to Him. I have added your button to my blog so others can keep you in their prayers as well. My 1 and a half year old son loves when I click on your site. He saw the opening picture with Kayleigh's teeny, perfect little hand the other day, and he immediately grinned and said, "BABY!"

Kim said...

Hi, My name is Kim and I am the blessed mother of a 30 weeker, Isaac, who actually shares a birthday with little Kayleigh...June 23rd, 2008 was a day of miracles!

What a wonderful way to start a day to see that Kayleigh is still fighting and doing so much better. I will pray for her continued progress.

God bless your family and I hope you continue have a wonderful and miraculous Christmas!

Kaycee said...

Good morning(and what a good morning it is after reading your update!)
I've been following since the begining, but haven't commented. I guess you could call me a lurker, but I wanted to let you know that I too have been praying for your little miracle. God is amazing and i'm so thrilled to read your update!!
Kayleigh truly does mean a lot to all of us. She is such a fighter. God bless your family :)

Judi English and Uncle John Wojtowicz said...

Praise God, he is so gracious. What a testimony you have. When all is in turmoil our lord is the rock that stands firm. Praise God. We love you. Judi and Uncle John.

Marie W. Huntersville, NC said...

Praise be to God! I know He is at work in all of our lives. We He moves, He moves in mighty ways! I will continue to pray for your entire family. What a blessing Miss Kayleigh is!

Stephanie said...

Praise God!!!! I was so HAPPY to log in today and see that Kayleigh is turning around!!!!! All of the prayers are working...the Power of Prayer is AMAZING!!!

I will continue to pray for you!

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for your sweet baby and all the other sick babies around the world who desperately need our prayers.
There is a reason why God choose you to be Kayleigh's paretns. I have been so amazed with your strength, faith and grace threw this entire journey. We will continue to check in every few hours on (as we call her at our house) "our baby girl".

Christy said...

Praise God! Keep it up Kayleigh!

Sarah, Adam and Mercedes said...

This is amazing! I'm so happy! it's truly incredible to see the power of prayer!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

God
Keep up the great work Help Kayleigh get all the fluid ot of her lungs so that the pressures in her lungs can go down and that she will be able to get health and strong.
Amen

Adam and Aimee
we are still praying!
Love you cousin in Ohio
Brandi and family

Anonymous said...

I think it's a wonderful idea to contact TV show that have the potential to share the story with millions. What about Rachel Ray? Or maybe Jon and Kate Plus 8... they have been doing some features on giving back and can at least relate to the time in the NICU.

nennermommy said...

That video was great! That was very sweet of the person who made it. I will pray that we will get to see Kayleigh boogie with her bother and sister. Congrats on the progress! And thank you for all the updates I heard about you from another blogger in another state and now all my friends and family here in Utah keep talking and praying for you. With lots of Salt lake City LOVE..XOXOXO

Jennifer in NM said...

YES! It is amazing that she is doing so well with her lungs still being in the condition they are. Just imagine once she is fully recovered! WOW!!!! Of course though I will continue to pray for her recovery and for your strength to endure and for Brandon and Allyson as well.

I have not had a chance to donate yet, but it is coming, I'm working this weekend so I promise I will get it to you no later than Monday.

I want to thank you guys for sharing the updates with us, I know I go crazy if I don't hear an update before bed. I too refresh the page and come to her site what seems like 1000 times a day just hoping that I get to see more good news. Or a beautiful picture of her.

Thank you God for allowing me to finally find faith after all these years. Thank you for watching and healing Kayleigh and showing all of us what a true miracle is.

With much love and prayers,
Jenn

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD! I wasn't having a good morning at all and now my day will be the best ever after reading this news! I'm so happy for you all. I will keep praying just as hard!

I must have checked the website 50 times last night and finally had to go to bed about midnight! But I knew everything would be okay in God's hands!

The elf video is hilarious! I actually did one with my family yesterday too!!! It's so funny isn't it!

Have a great day and many more to come!

Karen
cincymomof4

Anonymous said...

Has anyone contacted Regis and Kelly? Let's contact anyone and everyone we can think of!!!

Joja said...

I sit here in tears of JOY! I continue to pray for Kayleigh and check up on the blog daily for new news. I am in awe, like I said before is the BIGGEST LITTLEST FIGHTER I have ever know. You as parents have a tremendous amount of strength! She is a miracle and you are so lucky to have her. I emailed The Doctors, Dr. Phils son does the show they bring in top medical professionals in the world to help! So please continue to email them too.

Anthony's Mommy said...

Hey guys. Just to let you know, I'm an owner of a message board, mybabyish.com and we are going to contribute the money we make from add clicks to you guys! Larry and I totally understand the stress of the money situation having a child in the NICU. The bills are very scary and its just like you want them all to stop, especially when your child is sick! HOpefully we can raise a good chunk of money for you guys.

Anonymous said...

I was so relieved to see this post this morning! What a miracle and what a little fighter. I will continue to pray for all of you!!!! I had a 30 weeker and 32 weeker and understand a little about the rollercoaster ride but certainly not to this amount. Let's pray that the rollercoaster doesn't take anymore big dips. May God give you all strength!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have never posted before but I have followed Kayleigh for months now and I can't believe she is going to be six months old already! My family and I pray every night for her and we are so glad to hear such good news. She is truly a Christmas miracle!

S said...

Tear of pure joy roll down my face. Praise God for his mercy and healing touch. Keep fighting baby Kayleigh, we are all pulling for you!

Anonymous said...

I'm donating another $50 today to pay for ALL THE ICE CREAM at her FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! (needs to be lots of ice cream - I'm sure there will be TONS of people there!!)

STILL PRAYING!!!

~ Cathy

Jennifer said...

I am so happy to hear this wonderful news. Kayleigh is so amazing! God is listening to all of us.

Jennifer said...

I am so happy to hear this wonderful news. Kayleigh is so amazing! God is listening to all of us.

Michele (Moosh) said...
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Anonymous said...

WHAT A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!!
This is absolutely wonderful...

I will continue to pray. It's so nice to hear good news right now. God bless you and your precious angel.

Michele in Oregon

HoltGallery said...

We love you, Kayleigh! Keep up with good work! Prayers coming your way! Freemans, thank you for your continual courage to share updates on Kayleigh's blog. Donation on its way.

Love from our home to yours

Katie Anderson said...

Ok guys so Cathy wrote for those of you who aren't still following the giving post that if 250 of us could afford just 25.00 per month that would give the Freeman's $6250.00 per month and that could keep them from loosing their house and car, so what do you say, who is up to the challenge? I am setting up a reminder on my calendar and I promise $50.00 per month for as long as the Freeman family needs it so they can stay with Kayleigh durring the day and get her better rather then going out to find full time office jobs to keep paying their bills.

Katie Anderson said...

Heavenly Father I ask you to bless the gifts which are given to the Freeman family, so that they would be able to be put to use so that their family will not be without transportation or a home. We know that all things are possible through you and we just pray that you would use us as your tools to help this family. Be with them durring this rough time and help them to know your love, feel your love and to continue to see you work Miracles in the life of Kayleigh. We all love her as our own, and are not ready for her to go yet Lord. If it is Your will please heal her and use her testamony to reach other for You.

In Jesus Name Amen.

Anonymous said...

CATHY----What a wonderful idea. I know many CAN and WILL follow your lead. I know MANY would love to, but CANT afford it. For those that CANT afford it, your PRAYERS are 100% FREE and PRICELESS!!!! KEEP THEM COMING!!!! The Freemans need PRAYERS first, then financial help!

I need to pay back the MANY blessings I have received from the good LORD. I am blessed to be able to pay it back financially to another family in need.

Dear Lord,

I am choosing to thank you for your blessings that your have given my family by blessing the Freeman family with my initial pledge of $125. Starting Jan 1 2009, I will offer $30 per month for one full year to the Freeman family. They are to use this money any way they see fit and any way they need to use it.
Lord, thank you for my good health, job and family. Thank you for making me a Mom to a living child this CHRISTmas! I am loving my daughter to the fullest! These past 3 months have been my happiest. I know that my first born child is safely in your arms. I miss him terribly and all of those firsts that I will never get. Please allow Adam and Aimee to see those firsts with KAYLEIGH!!
Thank you for blessing my family financially so that I am able to pass on my offering to this WONDERFUL family. Thank you for the enormous blessing you gave my husband this past September. He gave himself to the USMC and now at 28, is completely disabled. Thank you for answering our prayers and providing for our family! Thank you for giving me the strength to work full time, take my baby to work, and take care of my husband. I am so honored that you chose me for this job!
Thank you LORD for blessing Kayleigh for the past 5 months and 3 weeks! Please continue to do so and help her grow!

In your name.

Elizabeth

Oksana said...

Hi! I'm Oksana and I'm a new visitor to your blog. In fact, I've only been here for two days, but Kayleigh's life has made a bigger impact on me than many others. She is truly a testament to God's love. Thank you so much for sharing her with us.

Much love from Canada.

Anonymous said...

So glad things are going better - of course, as you got married on my birthday - good things have to come from your family ;)

I hope things continue to get better for all the family

Josh and joy's family said...

I have been following the story, you two are so strong, keep it up because as you already know your strength keeps her going.
I was only 1 lob 7 oz at birth and that was back in 1980, my twin sister was 1 lb 3 oz we were 3.5 months earily and we are grown adults and i have 4 children of my own. there is HOPE. I will pray for you daily
love the both family

Trish said...

I pledge $30 a month until the Freemans are back on their feet.

Kayleigh! Keep it up girl! You are amazing!

Ryan said...

We just got a link to your page from some other NICU friends we've made along the way... We just wanted to add our thoughts and prayers to everyone else's...

Right now, I'm holding our little Avery, who was in the NICU not too long ago... It's a moment that you all will have in the near future...and treasure in a way only NICU parents can...

Our story is on our blog... which you're welcome to come look at anytime... we'll keep track of you all....

God Bless....

Amber said...

I pledge $50.00 per month to the Freeman family as long as they need it to be able to stay with Kayleigh and make her well.

Brittani P 20, NH said...

Hello!
I am so excited that she is doing better! I emailed Ellen, and my local news station to see if I can get some help, oh and I tried to contact my local radio station too!

I will keep praying for little Kayleigh!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KAYLEIGH!!

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

Katie - and everyone else -

I'm no different than any of you. This is the first year in my 33 years on earth that I've been blessed to the point to not have to worry about money. God has blessed our new business and our family and our health this past year. He's led us to find and purchase our dream home -

One year ago - we has just a few hundred dollars in our bank account. We lived paycheck to paycheck -

8 years ago, I too sat in the NICU for months and months - and had such an amazing outcome with my daughter.

I'm giving to them what I can afford - which is what all of you have done. I'm NO different. AND - TO BE HONEST... I had a blast doing it.

I watched the show "Secret Millionaire" last week - and told Brandt that THAT is my new goal in life... to be able to help people like they do.

Whats "interesting" is that if 250 people gave $25 a month - that is just over $6,000 a month. Which is VERY much an amount a family of 5 could live on. Something to think about.. imagine if 250 people did that once a month for the next 6 months... this family would have nothing financially to worry about!!!

~ Cathy

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

I had posted this on the old comment site for the last update... someone messaged me and asked me to put it on the NEW update as well.

I pledge $50 a month for the Freemans for the next year!!!

Who is next??

LOVE YOU ALL LOTS! YOU ARE ALL MAKING MY CHRISTMAS AND MANY OTHERS TOO I IMAGINE!

Isn't it amazing what PEOPLE can do when they pull together???

I LOVE MIRACLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lord please continue to hold Kayleigh in your loving and healing arms for you know the purpose of her life here on earth. Thank you for my four precious and healthy grandchildren and for our newest addition, Cayden due in April. A donation made to this precious family and continued prayers here in Spartanburg, SC.

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Oh I am just in tears!!! I know alot of prayers are still needed and that is just what you are going to get. How I want to just drive up to visit and meet you in person!!!
A PO Box would be great to have for you all!
Amanda - Spartanburg, SC

The Shumards said...

See Our God is still the God of Miracles!! Don't you just love it when he proves the Doctors wrong!! GO KAYLEIGH!!! I am so glad to be crying again as I read this...this time they were tears of joy!! We will continue to pray for you all!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! I am thankful that Kayleigh was introduced to my life because she helped to point out once again the Jesus is our savior, and the great physician. I pray that he will continue to bless Kayleigh, your other children, and your marriage. Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

hollylorec said...

WAHOOOOOO KAYLEIGH I told you, you where a FIGHTER keep up the good work and show them that girl's can fight too. I'm so proud of you and for that I donated 100 for you for x-mas I look at the page and cry everyday and pray for you as well church is tomorrow and i have a picture of you so we can tell the church about you and get more praying out there so dont give up hun we pray everyday and hour.

The Lorec Family Ansonia,ct

Judi English and Uncle John Wojtowicz said...

At the end of this story, it gives you two options I think you will figure out what option I chose.


The smell of rain

A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. She was still groggy from surgery.


Her husband, David, held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news.
That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications had forced Diana, only 24-weeks pregnant, to undergo an emergency Cesarean to deliver couple's new daughter, Dana Lu Blessing.



At 12 inches long and weighing only one pound nine ounces, they already knew she was perilously premature.

Still, the doctor's soft words dropped like bombs.

"I don't think she's going to make it," he said, as kindly as he could.





"There's only a 10-percent chance she will live through the night, and even then, if by some slim chance she does make it, her future could be a very cruel one"





Numb with disbelief, David and Diana listened as the doctor described the devastating problems Dana would likely face if she survived.




She would never walk, she would never talk, she would probably be blind, and she would certainly be prone to other catastrophic conditions from cerebral palsy to complete mental retardation, and on and on.



"No! No!" was all Diana could say.

She and David, with their 5-year-old son Dustin, had long dreamed of the day they would have a daughter to become a family of four.

Now, within a matter of hours, that dream was slipping away



But as those first days passed, a new agony set in for David and Diana. Because Dana's underdeveloped nervous system was essentially 'raw', the lightest kiss or caress only intensified her discomfort, so they couldn't even cradle their tiny baby girl against their chests to offer the strength of their love.

All they could do, as Dana struggled alone beneath the ultraviolet light in the tangle of tubes and wires, was to pray that God would stay close to their precious little girl.


There was never a moment when Dana suddenly grew stronger.



But as the weeks went by, she did slowly gain an ounce of weight here and an ounce of strength there.




At last, when Dana turned two months old. her parents were able to hold her in their arms for the very first time.




And two months later, though doctors continued to gently but grimly warn that her chances of surviving, much less living any kind of normal life, were next to zero, Dana went home from the hospital, just as her mother had predicted.


Five years later, when Dana was a petite but feisty young girl with glittering gray eyes and an unquenchable zest for life.


She showed no signs whatsoever of any mental or physical impairment. Simply, she was everything a little girl can be and more. But that happy ending is far from the end of her story.



One blistering afternoon in the summer of 1996 near her home in Irving , Texas , Dana was sitting in her mother's lap in the bleachers of a local ball park where her brother Dustin's baseball team was practicing.


As always, Dana was chattering nonstop with her mother and several other adults sitting nearby, when she suddenly fell silent . Hugging her arms across her chest, little Dana asked, "Do you smell that?"



Smelling the air and detecting the approach of a thunderstorm, Diana replied, "Yes, it smells like rain."


Dana closed her eyes and again asked, "Do you smell that?"


Once again, her mother replied, "Yes, I think we're about to get wet. It smells like rain."


Still caught in the moment, Dana shook her head, patted her thin shoulders with her small hands and loudly announced,
"No, it smells like Him.



It smells like God when you lay your head on His chest."



Tears blurred Diana's eyes as Dana happily hopped down to play with the other children.


Before the rains came, her daughter's words confirmed what Diana and all the members of the extended Blessing family had known, at least in their hearts, all along.


During those long days and nights of her first two months of her life, when her nerves were too sensitive for them to touch her, God was holding Dana on His chest and it is His loving scent that she remembers so well.


You now have 1 of 2 choices. You can either pass this on and let other people catch the chills like you did or you can delete this and act like it didn't touch your heart like it did mine.

IT'S YOUR CALL!


"I can do all things in Him who strengthens me."


This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven, He saw me, and He asked: "My child, what is your greatest wish for today?" I responded:
"Lord please, take care of the person who is reading this message, their family and their special friends. They deserve it and I love them very much" The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginning, but not its end.

________________________
This message works on the day you receive it. Let us see if it is true. _____________

ANGELS EXIST but some times, since they don't all have wings, we call them FRIENDS.

_________________________

Chip and Dani Brown said...

Fresh, warm, salty tears of joy are running down my cheeks! PRAISE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!! THANK YOU LORD! I am so excited to see that little Kayleigh is still fighting, and even more excited to see the way that the name of our Lord is being GLORIFIED and EXALTED through her little life! I was directed to your blog 2 days ago through a friend in a group on Cafemom and I have checked in frequently and prayed often. The most wonderful thing I have seen is the DIFFERENCE in your posts from the beginning until now. I went back to the beginning...and while you asked for prayers,not much else was said about God. The more up to date I read, the more the pages are filled with PRAISE to HIM...and not just on wonderful days when miracles are happening, but even on the hardest days! I am SO thankful to see THE MIGHTY ONE use this situation to pull you close to Him!

The Church is praying. Jesus is listening. No matter what the outcome, we know that HE is being glorified and HIS NAME is being proclaimed to MANY people though the precious life of your tiny little miracle.

Thank you for the updates! I am praying for you : )

Love from your sister in the Lord...Dani

Watty said...

I cringe coming to the page lately praying to not see any bad news, and am SOO overjoyed to tears for this fabulous news! FIRST CHRISTMAS BABY!!! FIRST CHRISTMAS OF MANY TO COME FOR THIS BEAUTY!!! Oh bring it onnnn!!!

Cameron said...

Can't wait to hear more good news like this.
my fingers are crossed... all the way over here in canada
-Cameron

Megan said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer. Continuing to pray...

Andrea in OH said...

Praise the Lord!! Such an awesome post! Hope we start seeing more of them. We'll all definitely continue to pray for sweet Kayleigh. God really is in business of miracles! =0) I'll be making a donation at the beginning of the week. It won't be much but hopefully, it'll help ease your burden some. You and Aimee NEED to be at the hospital loving on that sweet baby girl! I'll also e-mail some of the talk shows! Maybe if you guys get on, they'll fill the audience with Kayleigh's prayer warriors!! Love, hugs and many prayers for Team Freeman!! Keep fighting Kayleigh!! You're awesome baby girl!

Isabel said...

I've just discovered your amazing story through Cafe Mom and I just wanted to add my prayers and thoughts and love to you all!!! You and Kayleigh are amazing and I pray for continued miracles for you guys!

Pam said...

Woohooo!!!!!! I hadn't checked to see how little Kayleigh was doing all day because I was out, but you all were on my mind. I'm so happy to hear that she's hanging on strong! Keep up that fight!! You remind the Doctors and Nurses they are doing an awesome job. Merry Christmas to you all. Keep the updates coming.

Anonymous said...

As we near the birthday of another "special" baby, what better time for just the kind of miracle only His Father can perform. Kayleigh has the heart and spirit, we have the prayers and God has the miracle.
Prasise God !!!
May our prayers be answered and this be your best Christmas ever !!!
dy

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

I am so happy to log on and see that Kayleigh is doing better. What a fighter, what a miracle. I continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Keep fighting Kayleigh Anne!!! You are a blessing.

Amy

Katie Anderson said...

I have been checking in all day. I have you both and Kayleigh in my constant prayers. We love you all and I look forward to logging in tomorrow morning and seeing great news of miraculous changes in your little miracle.

Katie, Steve, George & Sidney

Anonymous said...

Yes, God!!! You Rock!

Still praying for more awesome miracles!

Love, holly in OKC

Kelly said...

Praise Him for our weak times, and doubts so that He can show us how strong He can be.

I was reading and praying for you all and came across this verse, and it struck me and I knew I had to share

God's word says in II Corinthians 12:9-10 that "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. "

I'm praying for more rest and strength!

"Don't tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big YOUR GOD is"

Constantly praying
Kayleigh's Kentucky prayer warrior
Kelly

Anonymous said...

I was hoping for an update before turning in for the night and have checked 3 times in the last hour...its too bad the Freeman's dont have a designated blogger to fill us in between their posts...wouldn't that be cool

Maybe we just need to raise more funds so that Adam and Aimee don't have to worry about work and can concentrate on parenting and blogging full time ha ha

Lori (mom to a 25wker) said...

Im with the last comment! hehe..I too have checked in a few times hopin for a great update before bed! :-) I'll be praying for great news in the morning!

Keeping fighting sweet girl!!

Lori

Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers coming from the Harts! So happy to hear she is doing better! My heavy heart is much lighter after reading your last blog. We will keep the prayers going and can't wait to hear more good news soon!

Anonymous said...

I am praying hard! I was hoping to see an update before bed, but have seen nothing. Lets hope Kayleigh is doing ok!

Jaci said...

I am glad to hear she is doing a little better. I will pray for your family. She is such a doll.

Laura said...

Thank God that He is bigger than medicine! Even though I've never met you guys, I feel like I know you. Your joy is my joy and your pain is my pain. Kayleigh is such a miracle - she never seizes to amaze and bless me. I know it's been so difficult for you guys these last several months, and I just want you to know that YOU have been a blessing to me too. Your strength is amazing - I guess that's where Kayleigh gets it from. My prayers are, of course, still with you, and I have been telling Kayleigh's story to everyone I can and they're praying for her too. The power of prayer is awesome. God bless you guys!

Alexandra Mikaela - Awareness Warrior said...

God is good!!!

Kayleigh, if only you knew how many people love you and are pulling for you! You are an amazing little Christmas miracle! The phrase "some of the biggest gifts come in the tiniest packages" is so true! Hang in there, precious, Kayleigh <3