I have been sick! I guess it was bound to happen but thankfully just a small cold. It was VERY hard to be away from my little lion. I missed him. John was awesome though - he took over mom duty as well as dad duty! John got to hold Kyle on CPAP which means we can hear him! It is amazing. I'll let john fill you in on the details of that!
anyway - I have not been good about updating b/c I have been trying to rest. I did go to see Kyle today b/c I am better but did not go in his fort - not holding him yet - I can't wait.
Kyle is doing good - He is having some As & Bs as they call them - which is where he forgets to breath and then his heart rate goes down. but the nurses say he is not having "too many". today when I went in he was on 24% oxygen and resting well on his tummy! He was really looking great! Kyle is eating even more now - they went up on his feeding amount again and he is digesting all of it.
I think my favorite thing right now is "THE PACI". If you wait until just before it is time for kyle to eat or right when they start to feed him and then give him a paci, he will pull both hands up to it and try with all his might to hang on to it and he goes to town. He sucks on that pacifier like a champ! Not only is this ADORABLE but really great news to us. Even though Kyle had been intubated for 8 weeks he likes the paci in his mouth. Sometimes preemies that have been intubated have severe oral aversions. We feel like he is doing good in this area.
Also, we have 7 days left of the 42 day round of antibiotics. We had an echo of Kyle's heart the other day and the clot has not changed. We will have another one in 7 days - when the antibiotics are done. Please keep praying for protection from fungal infections.
Kyle is really looking good right now! Thank you all for your support - this is a pretty tough holiday for us. Jadon and Jack are doing great though right now - really happy to be around family . and We even had a visit from Santa today - i'll post some pics soon. and don't worry I will make john share about his time holding kyle.
- 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.