12/20/08 - Look Who's Awake!!!


Just the other day, Aimee and I thought we would never see these beautiful eyes looking back at us again. Oh what an amazing feeling this was today to see Kayleigh open her eyes for the first time in several days. Our hearts just melted, we had a smile from ear to ear and we praised God and gave Him all the glory for healing our daughter. I almost wish every single one of you could have seen how close to death Kayleigh actually was. She was looking so rough and swollen, that we chose not to take photos because that is not how we wanted to remember her if she passed away. It was by far one of the most painful and frightening situations anyone could ever be in. We have never cried so much in our whole lives than we did that whole day.

Kayleigh still looks swollen, but not nearly as bad as she was. If you remember the photos from her open heart surgery, she was much worse than that. Kayleigh is amazing and she continues to make improvements. She is currently on 46% oxygen and completely off the paralytic. They still have it hooked up in case they need it for an emergency. If you see on her arms, she has a couple IV's and an arterial line in too. There is also a Broviac Line in her abdomen that is a straight shot to her heart for other medications or if she needs blood. These lines are delivering Kayleigh her triple mix nutrients, steroid medication, hypertension medication, hypothyroid medication, sedation medication and pain medications. She has great urinary output, so that will allow the swelling/edema to make its way out of the body. Her face is so puffy, they have to lubricate her eyes to they don't dry out, which makes it look likes she's crying. The tube in her nose is pulling off green gook from her stomach, which is "backup" from her digestive tract slowing down. It is green because of her stomach acids, yummy.

Kayleigh's x-rays continue to show signs of improvement in her lungs. Since being put in a different position, getting chest PT and a steroid, it has allowed the mess in her lungs to break up and be suctioned out. Seeing her sat in the 90's while being awake is a great sight to see. Just the other day, she was completely sedated and paralyzed, and she was still desatting at the slightest touch or noise. Speaking of noise, the yellow thing on her ear is her ear muff. We just rolled her over, so she only had it on one side. When she has both on, she looks like an air traffic controller from the airport.

They are planning on putting in a JG Tube, which will feed Kayleigh her breast milk/fortifier, but the tube will be inserted past her stomach. They have to enter outside the stomach, through the skin and right in to her intestines. The reason they are doing that is to keep Kayleigh from inhaling her reflux from micro-aspirations, which may be the reason she got pneumonia in the first place. One way or the other, she will be able to grow quicker, not have to worry about digestion problems and it reduces the risk of other infections.

The plan is to follow Kayleigh's lead. If Kayleigh responds well to weaning off the vent, then so be it. If she tolerates less medications, then they will reduce her medications. So far, she is progressing wonderfully and everyone is in complete amazement right now. We walk through the halls today with people smiling at us as they know Kayleigh is doing well. The other day, they would put on one of those "Bless you heart" faces, so we are glad to everyone else happy too. Aimee and I were nearly jumping out of our skin we were so happy today. People may have thought we were crazy or something.

Aimee and I were able to come home and spend some time with Brandon and Allyson. We told them all about the wonderful people out there and how they are helping us out financially. They both felt like they wanted to do something similar for someone else in need, so they asked if they could have one less gift so they could donate that gift money to someone who needs it (like a lot of you are doing for us). So our family as a whole, even though we are struggling, felt it would glorify God by passing on the $20-25 per gift we have gotten so far to an organization of their choice. Allyson is not sure where she wants to donate. Brandon, heart breaker as he is, said he wants to donate it to a foster child. How sweet is he?!?!?

Thank you EVERYONE for your support through this tough time. Please keep praying HARD for Kayleigh. Things are moving in the right direction and we are so blessed to have had another day with our little girl.

God Bless,

The Freemans :)

119 comments:

Angela De Benedetto - Fioresi said...

I only have one word to say:

A W E S O M E ! !

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

She is as beautiful as ever - and I am SO happy for you guys!!! THANK GOD!!! Merry Christmas Freemans!!

Anonymous said...

God bless your family! I'm so glad to hear the good news! My friend told us about your little girl, and she has everyone on our mommies group praying for you!

zzzzzbaby from bbc said...

Yay! See, that little miracle-maker is still at work. I'm so glad that she is improving. What a wonderful Christmas present to give to her parents!

Still sending prayers your way.

E said...

All I can say is Praise God and what an amazing Christmas Present God is entrusting you with this year. I am sitting here in tears and with goosebumps listening to your music about the "Ordinary Miracle" plays from your blog page.

Praise God. PRAISE GOD!!!
We will continue praying!!

Erica in Texas

Jekuthiel~Content-in-Christ said...

PRAISE the LORD the great DESIGNER of our AMAZING bodies!
Praying she continues to improve and will be able to going you at home soon!
Jessica ;-)

Anonymous said...

I too praise god and thank him for the blessings he is bestowing on you right now and for all the blessings yet to come. Kayleigh is a tough little cookie i can see it in those beautiful eyes of hers. I too will continue to pray constantly that she will continue to improve.

Desirae said...

This is amazing!!!!
God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Up again at 2:30 checking in--THANK YOU for the awesome update and PRAISE GOD for HIS work! She looks GREAT!

Bless Brandon and Allyson as well. GOD willing, they'll have the biggest present under the tree next year!! Unfortunately, it can't be wrapped up due to lack of oxygen, but it won't require batteries!!

ADAM-AIMEE---What do the kids like? Allyson-clothes, Hannah Montana, music, hair stuff?
Brandon-video games, star wars, cars?

Please tell us and I'll be sending them something once the PO BOX goes us. They, too, have been through so much, and are so deserving of something special sent their way. What wonderful, amazing siblings Kayleigh will come home to.

Praise GOD for HIS miracles and praise the both of you for our updates!

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Love to hear that she is doing great and improving God is so awesome. We will keep praying. I have been waiting all day to see how she is doing and praying that she improves. We got more people to pray for your baby girl. She looks so beautiful. God Bless and keep you always

Melissa Loss said...

Thank you God! Praise God for he is almighty!! Oh my I am so so blessed to be watching this miracle unfold before me! I am so happy for you and your family and will keep praying for improvement every day!!

Nicole Powell (Syd, Aust.) said...

she is a true testimate the the word MIRACLE. I'm so happy she is improving thanks for the update.
Your children are all amazing.

Anonymous said...

God, Thank you and keep up the fast healing process, and i will say again, Please let the fluid from her lungs leave quickly, let her lung pressures not be fixed and let them go safely and qiuckly to the pressures that they should be at, and let her get passed this next hurdle. And Thank You!

Adam and Aimee, we love you and are still praying love Your family in Ohio, Brandi Albert Alexis Arianna, Albert Joel, and Aiden

Anonymous said...

Thank you God so much for this sweet little miracle that I have grown to love so much. Kayleigh is such an innocent little blessing. When my children smile I think of Kayleigh. Someday I want to lay my own hug on this little princess. She gives me strength and so much faith. I'm praying my heart out for your family. Yall are so wonderful. Thanks for the update and for the picture. I do hold the pictures close. My daughter loves to look at Kayleigh.
We love yall,
Nikki Conway.

Casey said...

All there is to say is PRAISE GOD!!!! I will continue to pray for your family! What a little miracle she is

Jennifer said...

We will definitely keep praying. What an amazing turn around. Wow!!

Jennifer said...

Since I work in the hospital as a Registered Dietitian I totally understand the JG tube reasoning and I have to say Adam you did an excellent job of explaining the need for it and why it is better than receiving her nutrition through a vein. Just shows how much you love her and want to understand every decision that is made.

Anonymous said...

Great news and update. Great to see those bright eyes. Keep fighting Kayleigh! Continued thoughts and prayers.
Sarah Stafford.

Anonymous said...

I am so incredibly grateful she is doing better. My daughter was born at 38 wks, after a emergency c-section. She was flight for lifed to childrens here in denver. She has pulmonary hypertension along with narrowing of her pulmonary arteries. They think that her ductus arteriosus closed early. We spent 5 days in the NICU. Those were the longest and most painful days of my life. Thankfully she is home, (6 weeks old) and doing well. Just on oxygen, and no viagra or anything else. At the time people asked me how I could keep it together, and I know you don't know how strong you really are, until you have no choice to be anything else.I don't know what you all are going through, I just have a taste (with some of the medical issues), yet I feel like I can relate to the extreme stress, ups and downs, and being forced to attempt to keep it together. This has been hard on us, ntil I read her blog. I now feel lucky, and do pray (I don't usually do that) that one day in the near future you will be doing the same. At home!! You all have really reminded me that miracles DO happen. Your incredible little girl is proof of that. Your other children are angels as well. Your family is in my thoughts daily, and I told my little Isabella grace, to tell her guardian angel to keep her safe, and help with a speedy recovery. I will continue to keep every one of you in my thoughts, and believe in my heart that there will be a time when this blog says "Going home" Thank you for sharing your story, and making me appreciate everything more!
-Kelly I, westminster, Co

Alexandra Mikaela - Awareness Warrior said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

Even when doctors say there's "little hope", they're saying there's humanly little hope, medically little hope....but with God, there is ALWAYS hope!!! God is above "humanly", He is above "medically"...He is the great "I AM"!

Jesus, thank you for this amazing healing! I know there's a long way to go, but WOW! How awesome are you, Lord! Thank you for being Kayleigh's Great I Am, and her family's Great I Am, and for being my Great I Am...and, Lord, great you are!

Georgia, England said...

Wowee what FANTASTIC news!

Keep going Kayleigh you are amazing

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely amazing and I am SO happy to hear how much better she is doing! Kayleigh is truly a little fighter, even from the time before she was ever born. I will continue to pray for her journey! =)

BECKYPIE said...

Kayleigh is a miracle and a huge fighter. I have been following and praying for your family since i read aimee's story on the oct. 08 board on babycenter.i believe your family will have a true christmas miracle and kayleigh will continue to fight and improve. while i dont have any experience with a preemie or the nicu 2 years ago my husband defied all odds and survived many health conditions including a severe GI bleed resulting in a bloodcount of 3 and also a code blue so I KNOW MIRACLES HAPPEN and he is also praying for her from one fighter to another. We know kayleigh is going to continue to grow and do better by each day and then before you know it adam you will be waiting by the door to chase off all the boys.
From our house to yours Merry Christmas

Courtney said...

That's GREAT news! What a wonderful Christmas present from God.

Keep it up, Kayleigh! You're doing awesome!!

Hayley said...

Way to go Kayleigh!!! I am so glad to see you doing better. We are still praying and will continue to do so! You have strengthened my faith in prayer! Keep doing great!!

The Shumards said...

AMAZING!!! That is absolutely AMAZING!!! I was so glad to see her little eyes!! God is wonderful and has truely given you the best Christmas Gift imaginable! I also want to commend you for being such great parents to Allyson and Brandon...they are seeing your example of faith and following in step. What amazing children you have! We will continue praying for you all!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! This is surely one you will NEVER forget!

Barbara said...

Wonderful. I'm so pleased for you.
xxx

Anonymous said...

My son Nicky got a gift from our neighbors yesterday...a walkie talkie to play with his brother. He was amazed that you could hear him from another room, without seeing him. This morning, we said our Kayleigh and Karg baby prayer, and Nicky said that his heart was the walkie talkie for God, cuz he knows he knows he can hear him, even though he's in another room:) True and so wonderful to see my little boy "get it".
Way to go Kayleigh!
Leslie, CT

Anonymous said...

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."

Ashley, Kyle, and Baby Boy said...

i get shcoked up everytime i read this blog.
kaleigh is such a special little girl!
God has your purpose laid out and wow, she's had a life fulfilled already! I can't wait to hear about her as a little girl praying for other little babies because you know with her amazing heart, she wil!

Erin R. Polley said...

She is so beautiful!! May God keep his healing hand upon her body to make her all better! My son has an angel that we say prayers with every night and we say them once for him and once for Kayleigh :) Keep that chin up!
Much Love The Polley's

Jennifer in NM said...

MIRACULOUS! Absolutely amazing! Thank you God! Please continue to heal Kayleigh from the pneumonia and please allow her pressures to get to a "normal" state and not be fixed. Please continue to watch over the family and relieve them of their stressors.

I can't wait for the day that you take a pic of Kayleigh in her car seat and "Go home"! The time is coming, it may be a bit longer, but it will come.

Kayleigh keep resting and healing and continue to persevere. You are such a miracle, thank you for showing me that anything is possible. Especially with God!

Much love and prayers,

Jenn

Anonymous said...

YAAAYYYY KAYLEIGH !!!!
Praise God !! Good news.
Keep it up sweet girl.....
we are here with you.
dy

Janelle said...

Little "Super Girl" is a fighter I knew she had this in her this AWESOME im so delighted to hear you have smiles and not so many tears. Bless the kids for donaing this is such a wonderful thing for them this will be with them forever.
Tak Care and have Another Wonderful Day!!

Janelle In AZ

Lisa and Felipe said...

I am a new reader of your blog. After reading all of your entries, I have been thinking about you guys and Kayleigh non-stop. I am so happy she is doing well.

So the antibiotics are working? Is there still some chance that she doesn't tolerate the fortifier very well? It sounded like (in previous entries) that everytime she started it again, she would have a set back. Could that b e?

I was just curious. I am praying for Kayleigh everyday!


lisaandfelipe.blogspot.com

Denise said...

You guys, I am so so happy for you guys. We have been praying hard for you guys! I am just so happy that God is such an AWESOME God and he is healing your little one. I think he has some big amazing plans for her...what a special amazing miracle she is!

Love you all!

LMP said...

Go Kayleigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is such an amazing little girl!

This is wonderful news. We are still praying for you!

Lorna said...

Adam and Aimee, I am so happy for you and your family. I pray everyday that Kayleigh will be given the chance to grow into a beautiful, energetic toddler... Prayer is awesome, Kayleigh is confirmation of that.

Here's to many more good days!!!

Mel said...

What a precious picture of those gorgeous eyes! Thanks for sharing! Praise God for these blessings and this progress. I am thrilled for you all and will continue to pray for many blessings to your family and Miss Kayleigh, the angel here on Earth.
Still praying in OK-M

Valerie in Nova Scotia said...

OMG! Now this is the news I wanted to wake up to! I just showed my 11 year old daughter who left for school in tears the other morning, thinking that Kayeligh wasn't going to make it. Breanna just gave Kayeligh a big YEA! She's everyone's Christmas miracle! {{{Hugs}}} Merry Christmas guys, Merry Christmas...

S said...

Oh...just wonderful news once again! God is good! I will still be in prayer for baby Kayleigh. I am going to also remember to praise God for the wonderful things to come! I can't wait til she can she that pink and brown room!!! Keep fighting baby Kayleigh...we know you can do it!

Joja said...

There can be miracles if you believe! You got your christmas miracle!!! There is just something about Kayleighs eyes that moves me. You can see she wants to be here. I so very happy for you, I cannot imagine the hurt and pain of what was going on to have it turn around in front of your eyes, nothing but a MIRACLE!!!! Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Adam and Aimee,
I have tears in my eyes as I think that was one of the most beautiful pictures I will ever see in my lifetime. A picture that portrays a true miracle!
God Bless you all and your Amazing family!!!!!
With Love from Southern NH

Amy said...

God is good, all the time! What an answered prayer to see progress in Kayleigh. Just seeing her eyes is so precious. Keeping the prayers going out for Kayleigh and the family. Keep fighting little one!

In Christ's Love,

Amy in KS

Brianne said...

The only thing you can say is PRAISE GOD because He is the one who is making Kayleigh better! He's an amazing God, and loves us so much! It is so heart warming to hear good news! I told my class that Kayleigh was still getting better, and they told me to tell you again that "We love Kayleigh", and they screamed so loud that the kids in the next room heard us (yes, through the walls)... my 19 4th grade kiddos are pulling for your baby girl!

I'm praying harder than ever... many, many times throughout the day. Just leave it in His hands... He's got your girl safe and sound!

Much, much love
Brianne

Ronni said...

I just found your blog thru BBC. Gob Bless little Kayleigh and your entire family. He is an awesome God and can (and DOES) do miracles. I am so thankful for all the miracles he's performed in Kayleigh's life. Your family is a wonderful testament to what is possible with God on your side. I'm praying for Kayleigh and your family and hope to keep hearing great news!

Anonymous said...

I have to say, I have refound my faith in God. But also, I have refound my faith in mankind. To rarely we see such empathy and generosity between strangers. I have been so inspired by everyone's words and take it with me out into the world and try to be a much better person.
Liz xox
Always praying for your little girl!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing! I will go to church this morning with a thankful heart. God Bless your family and give you a renewed strength!

Merry Christmas!!

Katie Anderson said...

Glory to God and Praise to God for His is a loving God. We thank Him so much for these improvements and we continue to pray for miracles.

Katie, Steve, George & Sidney

Katie Anderson said...

Brandon & Allyson are wonderful kids, what a rough time they must be having with everything going on. Please tell us all what they like, I wouls also like to surprise them with something special.

Hollie said...

PRAISE HIM once again! Still praying for all of you!

Becky said...

Oh Praise God! What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and your family.

Love,
Becky

Anonymous said...

Dearest Aimee and Adam~
I am a NICU RN from Southern California and have been following Kayleigh's story through Rebecca. I have to say, your sweet little wonder has stolen my heart completely! The other day I was with you on the side of her not returning from this but also joined you in fervent prayer that God's Will be done for Kayleigh and her life. Obviously, God is not done with your little girl. Her amazing testimony will live on and give all the glory to the One who made her!
I admire your faith and fortitude!
God Bless you all and Please Lord, keep Your healing hand upon little Kayleigh!

Emma and Mommy said...

What beautiful eyes she has! I am so happy to hear she is making these improvements and I pray she continues to surprise you all. What a blessing she is

anythingbutlukewarm said...

Praising our precious Lord for the miracle of sweet Kayleigh! We will keep praying for you -thank you so much for the great update!

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of what a little fighter Kayleigh is...she may be small but is stronger than most any adult I know. Will continue to pray for her and that she continues to get stronger and bigger everyday. Mom in Missouri.

bri said...

I am so excited for you all and for us that we get to see the Hand of God at work in such a miraculous way! I enjoy getting to see how she progresses each day! Amazement fills my heart.

I love the God we serve!

Sam said...

What wonderful news to wake up to!! I'm thrilled that she's doing better each day. Not only is your story so amazing and emotional right now, but you really have a talent for writing. Because when you talk about not certain things, it puts me right back in time to when all of these things were happening to David. I remember when David was so close to death, I vividly remember the swelling (he looked like a marshmellow!) and even the color that he was. And I also remember trying to decide if I wanted to take pictures, since I also did not want to remember him by that in case he did pass away. By the grace of God he didn't, but I still don't like to remember him that way, so I'm glad now that I didn't take pictures until he started to look a little bit better.
Anyways... I'm delighted to hear that she's pulled through it again! She is such a little miracle, Adam, seriously!
Oh, and one more question, you're talking about a JG tube? Will she be getting a mickey button? For a period of time, David had to get a J-Tube, but they put it through his mickey button. The only way I know to tell the difference is, his mickey button goes directly into his stomach, whereas the J-Tube goes into his intestine... but can they be interchanged if they start out as a J-Tube? What if she needs a G-Tube later, can you use the same hole? Just curious.
I hope tomorrow brings equally good news!!

AmandaHoyt said...

Praise God that Kayleigh is getting better! Many prayers still coming your way.
Hugs,
Amanda

Carrie said...

Thank God!!!!! She is a Christmas miracle!!

Adam and Sherry said...

All I have to say if there is someone out there that doesn't believe that Miracles don't happen today they are so wrong and we should intruduce them to Kayleigh!!! She is so beautiful!!! It is such a wonderful sight to see her eyes. We are still praying for you and hoping for the best. The funny thing is my Husband who rarely ventures out from the ESPN site has been swept away by your little sweetie and he checks her blog before ESPN now :)
I am so glad things are going better. You are still in our prayers and hopefully this is the last big hurdle you have to conquer before you get to take her home.

Heather Marie said...

Once again I got chills at the power of our GOD! :) I am simply amazed! I've been telling everyone your story and they are blown away by your little miracle! This will stick with me for the rest of my life. Kayleigh proves the statement "Anything is possible if you just believe!" I believe that GOD is in control and has big plans for your angel!

Way to go Kayleigh! :) We are all praying super hard for you!

Heather Marie said...

Once again I got chills at the power of our GOD! :) I am simply amazed! I've been telling everyone your story and they are blown away by your little miracle! This will stick with me for the rest of my life. Kayleigh proves the statement "Anything is possible if you just believe!" I believe that GOD is in control and has big plans for your angel!

Way to go Kayleigh! :) We are all praying super hard for you!

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!

Kala Family said...

I knew she could do it!!! With everyone's prayers and God's help, miracles happen. We love you Kayleigh.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine told me about Kayleigh's story last week and I've been reading your blog. I've been praying hard for Kayleigh, your family and the doctors. May God continue to bless you with wonderful news of recovery. With God, all things are possible!

One Hot Single Mama said...

Thank You Jesus!! I have been sitting here for the past 2 hours crying and reading and crying more trying to catch up on your story!! Kayleigh is one fighter!! God is amazing!! Stay strong Aimee and Adam!!

Denise said...

What a MIRACLE!!! God truly does answer prayers!!! I will continue to pray for you and your little blessing!!

erica said...

THANK YOU GOD!!!!
I am in tears of joy right now! It is so amazing to be able to see this beautiful miracle! Gods Miracle. As we are getting ready to go to church I just brought my 8yr old son and husband to see beautiful Kayleigh and to show how its good to have hope, faith and believe!! AMAZING!!!
God Bless you Kayleigh!! God Bless you and Thank You Freemans for allowing to see this amazing miracle in action!!

Erica
mommy to 2 boys
1 who was a 31 weeker

Jennifer & Baby Amanda in Rochester NH said...

all i can say is PRAISE GOD!!!! see,there can be miracles when you believe.!! and boy let me say after all ive been through AND watching Kayleigh's journey, I BELIEVE!!!!

your whole family is special to many people,praying for many many MANY more awesome days & wishing all of you a merry christmas!

Nikki Morton said...

Ya know, Rachel and i have talked about how similar Kayleigh's situation has been to Carly's, almost hurdle by hurdle. It so restores my faith to see that God is not finished yet!! I was broken just a few days ago as I read that Kayleigh would most likely soon be going to be with Jesus, and we relived those last moments with Carly. We felt your pain. NOW LOOK AT HER! Maybe Carly and Hannah are there with Kayleigh, encouraging her and telling her to keep fighting! kayleigh is amazing, and I can't wait to meet you guys next time we come down to Elevation and kiss that sweet baby girl. (i'll germ X, I promise! ;) Love you guys!!

shannon said...

She looks just beautiful!! I am constantly amazed by how tough these little miracles are! She looks so bright eyed and ready to fight some more!
I know you are overjoyed. and what a better way to celebrate Christmas than being reminded of God's great gifts!!! Kayleigh is another one of His great Christmas miraacles. God Bless you all!

BoufMom9 said...

Just found your blog through a few others and had to come over...

Your little girl is a blessing and such an amazing child.

I will keep her and your family in my prayers, always.

Kristin said...

Oh, how exciting! This is truly a miracle! She's so amazing!!! Still praying hard for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Thanks be to God we are looking into those beautiful eyes. Kisses and hugs to you all. Keep up the fight Kayleigh...Nana C from S.C.

mnkhart said...

Praise the Lord! I will continue to pray faithfully for your family. You are on the hearts of so many this Christmas season.

Anonymous said...

YIPEEEEEEE!!!!!! I'm so HAPPY!!!

My sister called me before the sun came up today and read me your update! It was the best start of my day! I just love your sweet precious one and begged God to let her stay here with you -- she can keep inspiring so many! She is a true jewel.

Way to go baby Kayleigh! Can't wait for the next update!

Karen
cincymomof4

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that she is doing well. We will keep praying for your family.

Julie said...

The pastor at church this morning was just saying something about a "Christmas Miracle", and your family is the first that came to mind.

Praying for continued improvement for Kayleigh's health, and for your family to be able to have a wonderful, blessed Christmas. All 5 of you.

Patty said...

Hello Adam and Aimee.... you and I don't know one another personally, but a friend of mine posted Kayleigh's blog on her website and I checked it out- now I'm hooked!

My name is Patty and I am a 34 year old single mother to one little girl; engaged to be married in 2009.

I feel an attachment to little Kayleigh, not because I have experienced any of what you are going through before,but because I am in the Respiratory Care field (will graduate in August) and believe that my calling is in the NICU- with babies just like Kayleigh.

I did a 4 week clinical rotation in the NICU this past semester and believe I have found my calling..... what I saw amazed me and made my heart smile.

So thank you for allowing me this opportunity to follow you (and Kayleigh's) story.

God bless you all and I will keep praying..........


-Patty in Texas

Anonymous said...

I am sooo excited to read this post! I have been depressed the last few days or so with the other saddening news. I check the blog throughout the day at work but couldn't do it anymore after I read the post the other day because I was in tears and I can't talk on the phone when I am crying. I had the biggest smile on my face when I read your post today. Kayleigh is such a miracle! I am praying that she will get to go home soon and I can't wait to see all the pic's, she is such a cutie-pie! From my family to yours, happy holidays and know that I am thinking/praying for Kayleigh.

Trish said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Kayleigh is one AMAZING little lady! This post gives me chills it is just so wonderful.
Adam/Aimee, thank you for sharing your baby miracle with us. She truly touches all of our hearts.

Elkins 5 said...

You go GIRL!!! Again we get to see your beautiful eyes...thank GOD! Tomorrow....a coooo? What ever tomorrow brings it will be awesome...'cause everyday is an awesome gift from God.

Great choice of charity Brandon! Im sure you will all make a great choice and you will receive something back 10x greater. Im sure you already feel great about doing it.

Cant wait to hear what tomorrow brings!
Love,
Susan & Gang

Janis said...

I was sent your blog spot addy from a mutural friend, who also had a micro premie. I have been reading Kayleigh' blog every day and praying for her and your whole family every chance I get. I am so happy to heat that all the prayers you have received are working. God is Good!! Praise Him! I will continue to pray for your family and for Kayleigh to continue to get stronger. Praise the Lord!

Ellen said...

It's fantastic to hear good news and to see her beautiful eyes again, good job Kayleigh ! And your other kids are so sweet. Merry Christmas !
Ellen

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

YAY!!!! I am glad to hear that Kayleigh continues to improve. What a doll baby she is. I was wondering if they are going to put a feeding tube in her stomach, like a mickey button (although I am sure she is too small for the button itself, but something similar) and just make it a JG tube for now? I was also wondering if they are going to do a fundoplication (sp?) to keep her from refluxing. Just curious. Kaden and Ava both ended up getting a feeding tube and the fundo.

Your children are so sweet to want to help others. I know exactly how heart warming it is to get help from others and the need to give back. I only wish that I could give you guys more right now.

Brandon and Allyson,
You two are amazing!!! You guys are going to be wonderful role models for your little sister. She is very lucky to have such a caring brother and sister in her life.

You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy

hollylorec said...

aaaaaaaaaawwwwwww Kayleigh Ive come to check on you and I did just what mommy and daddy did I cryed with JOY I told them you where a fighter and look at you, you are so sweet I just want to find you and give you and your family a BIG HUG. You keep fighting and take it real slow do a new thing everyday and you will be on stage soon DANCING in front of all of us. YOU HAVE A GREAT X_MAS HUNNY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DESERVE IT!!!

THE LOREC FAMILY

Lockhart Family, Canada said...

GREAT NEWS! I'm so happy to see her little face. I wondered if the pneumonia was caused by an aspirate. The J tube will take care of that so she can heal and grow...Go Kayleigh Go!!! We are witnessing a miracle. Blessings to all of you.
Desiree

Andrea said...

Tears ran down my face as I read your blog for the first time. Oh how I prayed and prayed for that beautiful little girl of yours. I am so thankful that she is doing better. I just prayed and prayed for the very day you take her home. Bless you both and your children.

Xelly said...

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am for you guys! since everything was on full just a few days ago and less than 50% oxygen already!!! I am just in shock as I imagine you are!!
All the best for a great christmas for the 5 of you!
Allyson and Brandon are so sweet too! Kayleigh is one lucky girl to have you guys as brother and sister!

Amber said...

It is such a great site to see and her eyes are just so calming. Her fighting spirit is so inspirational and God's hands are definitely at work her with his little miracle-worker. Praise be to God for he is 100% committed to this little angel. Allyson and Brandon-I am amazed with you two what wonderful children you are to give to others. Brandon I love your pick because I work with foster children everyday. They will absolutely appreciate your gift and kindness. What wonderful role models Kayleigh has for siblings. Thank you for being so understanding of your parent's time needed for Kayleigh. I would also love to get them each a gift for being such wonderful children. Adam and Aimee you have amazing children that follow God's word daily. Kayleigh will continue to amaze you everyday as she continues to improve with her great fighting spirit. I am so overjoyed and went to church this morning with thanksgiving for this wonderful gift.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you Kaleigh. In the name of Jesus We ask that you lay your hand on baby Kaleigh. We ask that you open kaleighs lungs and air sacks. And heal her of any sickness past present and future. We ask that you continue to perform miracles because you ARE a miracle working GOD! In Jesus mighty name. Amen!
Indeed you have stole our hearts here in Oregon. We continue to be in prayer and faith. May God bless you now and forever Freeman family.

In Gods Love,
The Mendez Family

Sarah said...

She looks like a real Christmas Miracle to me...

jaeree said...

God is so Good.
Carly and Hannah have went to Jesus, ( I am Joy Rachels mom, the babies Mimi,)
the strength it takes those little ones to fight and struggle.
God is in control, what a miracle you have.
we too had the miracle of Carly for 4 months, and Hannah s time with her momma in uterine
God is so Great, I know my babies (grands) are in the arms of Jesus.
I hope He gives you the miracle to hold and love baby Kayleigh for a very long time.

Carol A. said...

A Blessing
Mi-sheberakh avoteinu v’imoteinu, Avraham v’Sarah, Yitzhak v’Rivkah, Ya’akov, Rachel v’Leah hu y’varekh et (Kayleigh Anne) v’yavi aleihem refuat hanefesh u’refuat haguf yachad im kol cholei amo Yisrael. Barukh atah Hashem, rofeh ha’cholim.

May the One who was a source of blessing for our ancestors, bring blessings of healing upon (Kayleigh Anne), a healing of body and a healing of spirit. May those in whose care they are entrusted be gifted with wisdom and skill, and those who surround them be gifted with love and trust, openness and support in their care. And may they be healed along with all those who are in need. Blessed are You, Source of healing.
Carol A. Redington Beach,FL

THE SPIVEY"S said...

God is WONDERFUL and AMAZING! The work that he does is truely a blessing and a miracle. I just started following Kayleigh's adventures but what an amazing, strong and powerful little girl you have. You and your family are in my family's thoughts and prayers.

Miss X said...

Praise God! I knew she'd pull through.

I'm new to your site thanks to MckMamma of mycharmingkids.net and have been praying for Kayleigh and your family.

Debbie said...

I just came across your blog last week and I really believe it was the Lord leading me here. I have been so blessed by reading all about Kayleigh's progress. I too have been in tears, with joy and sadness and now joy again! God is so good...Freeman family I am praying for a total healing of Kayleigh.
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,In the light of His glory and grace."

Debbie, Columbia SC

MsFitz said...

PRAISE GOD!!

Anonymous said...

I can't even come up with words anymore--this is an absolute blessing and miracle!!!! Honestly, you are an amazing, courageous, thoughtful family and all of you make the world a better place by being in it.

YOU are a blessing to US.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your lives and your precious angel and spiritual journey.

Michele G
Oregon

Pat said...

I am so happy for your entire family! What a wonderful site, to open your blog and see her looking back at all of us. Kaleigh is truly an amazing baby, with such a strong will to live. Prayer is so powerful, and I will continue to pray for Kayleigh.
I also want to mention how special Allyson and Brandon are. They have come to have an understanding about life that most kids their age are not even aware of. I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas.
Pat

Judi English and Uncle John Wojtowicz said...

The Lord has so wonderfully blessed your family. I wonder what he has in store for the 5 of you...he sure is doing alot of ground work. You are already being used as missionaries in the field he has given you....what will be the next step. Merry Christmas dear family. We love you. Judi and Uncle John

Valerie said...

I am so happy that she is doing better. What a little miracle!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for your precious Miracle Baby, she truly is a gift. She looks adorable in her pictures and is gaining weight which is amazing :) Continued prayers for you and your family!

Terresha in KC

Anonymous said...

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but thier daughter was a micropreemie and is now almost a year. It is an amazing story filled with hope. Check it out.

The Alberts said...

I've only just recently found your blog, but I've become an avid fan of Kayleigh. She's a tough cookie, and has an amazing Protector looking out for her. My heart beats with joy over her recovery and I will continue to pray for her! Merry Christmas to all of you!

Jenn said...

Praise God! Prayer works! I am so happy for this update! what a wonderful blessing. So good to see those beautiful eyes!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Kaden and Angel Ava's. The last couple of days I've tried to read from the beginning to get the whole story, but haven't made it all the way through yet. I just wanted you to know that Kayleigh has been in my constant thoughts and prayers. I even found myself talking to one of my clients about her today! :) I'm so excited she had such a wonderful day! I'm continuously praying for her strength to pull through everything! She's such an amazing little baby! and so are you-Adam and Aimee! You have such an amazing support team! :) I love reading your blog and seeing all the comments! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best!
Love,
Jen (Kaden and Angel Ava's aunt)

Marie W. Huntersville, NC said...

She is just so very precious. You all continue to be in my prayers. God is so good!

Cristi said...

PRAISE GOD! Still praying in Louisiana.

Andrea said...

kayleigh, i found your story on liana's and adleigh's blog and i have been following your story. i have been praying so hard for you, little princess and i know you are going to pull through!! you are a precious gift from Jesus and one day, you'll be able to run around and tell everyone how God gave a wonderful gift to your mommy and daddy!

adam and aimee, my dad works at levine children's hospital, and he is a pediatric surgeon. i don't think he has been one of kayleigh's doctors though. if he can do anything to help you guys at the hospital, i know he will be glad to help you out! you can contact me and i will connect him with you. my email is aattorri@elon.edu

still praying for kayleigh!
andrea

Anonymous said...

That is truly amazing!! We continue to pray and light our candle!! I love her melon :) She has a nice sized melon, just like my baby!! That means, big brain :) super smart!! May God continue to bless you all!!

Kathy

Lindsay Dean said...

Praying HARD! God is so good and it IS wonderful to have these great days as Kayleigh did! Love to you all!
Suzie Dean
Lindsay's Mommy

~The Kargs Family of Six~ said...

I am SO happy to hear this news! We have been praying for Kayleigh. It's amazing the empathy you have when you go through it yourself. Looks like both of our families had a rough week last week. We will continue to pray and fight for Kayleigh and Veiyah together.

All our love,

Ani and Jer

Rebekah said...

Hooray!

♥ MM & TF ♥ said...

♥ Hang in there baby girl!!! I'm still praying for you. ♥

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Just discovered your blog and wanted to tell you about my nephew Isaiah. He was born at 22 weeks, 0 days. He just turned 2 and is doing very well. He is stil in the hospital, BUT should be coming home in January.

If you are interested, his link is on my sidebar.

www.godspeakstoday.blogspot.com

Hang in there...the journey is long, but God is so Good.

Blessings,
Sandy Cooper

Rachel said...

Great News and what wonderful children you have.