MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007 11:08 AM, CDT
Day of life 7!
Kyle is officially one week old as of 1 hour and seven minutes ago. I really did not know if we would get to see this day. God has done great things. Today, I am sitting at the computer in the hospital. Can you believe I was able to actually steal a few minutes on it? I couldn't help it though, because I HAD to tell you all what is happening.
Kyle's doctor (world renown neonatologist John Sparks MD) is pleasantly suprised at Kyle's status. He said, knock on wood,... hoping that he will continue on the course that he is on, but is still telling us that this condition can reverse.
As for now, we praise our God who is the author, and keeper of our lives.
It appears as of now, that Kyle's PDA has corrected itself with the help of meds. His respiration is down to 35 breaths per minute at 24% oxygen! So far, all stats look good today!They are going to watch him for the rest of the day and if he continues to do well, they will start trying to put a little food in his stomach tomorrow. (like .5 cc of it,... but still...)
This is first of all a HUGE praise, so our prayers today begin with MASSIVE amounts of thanksgiving!
God gave me a huge gift today, on Kyle's one week bday with this report.
So, we pray today for the PDA to continue to stay closed and not to re open.
We pray for continued good vital signs. Good Respiration, Good Potassium, Good blood Sugar, etc,... that his electrolytes stay in balance.
We pray for his kidneys to continue down this good path.
We pray for his little digestive system to astound them tomorrow. They don't think he will be able to take it and they will have to try and try and try again and again (in the words of the nurse practicioner)... I pray his digestion works the first time and he is able to receive more and more food so he can grow quickly and receive important things he really needs!
I am praying against IVH (brain bleeds) and the digestion disease - that acronym leaves me right now (NEC) I think... I have talked about it in other posts. Refer back...
But other than that... I just pray he stays on this good course. Kyle has done extremely well, but is still very fragile, very premature, so please keep praying for all of these things and give glory to God with us!
- John and Kelly
- This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.