Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Preemies Making Headlines - Kelly


This article is great.  Kyle and Rachel Fox, parents of Hannah Fox (a fellow former 23 weeker) have been a life line for john and I.  As soon as they heard of Kyle they were at the hospital and taking us for dinners, showing us the ropes and most importantly offering an ear and a shoulder.  Hannah is an inspiration.  She is beautiful and even thought she works hard, she is developing wonderfully.   In addition - Dr. Parik that is mentioned was one of Kyle's neonatologists.  He is amazing and has been very instrumental in me understanding Kyle's brain insults.  Hermann Children's truly is an amazing place - a side note - hannah was in the same pod kyle was admitted to - 5 years ago!

When you read the statistics... Kyle is male, I did not receive steroids, many doctors and nurses felt that kyle was less than 23 and 4/7 (this was b/c of his skin and lung lack of development), and he was 1 lb 3 oz at birth and lost down to under 1 pound b/c literally he would lose fluids out of his skin.

so you can see why they gave Kyle less than 1% chance of survival.  and 0% chance of a "natural" life.  we are skipping "natural" and are now on our way to "supernatural"!

7 comments:

Carol said...

Wow. What a great article. I sent Kyle's picture to the staff yesterday (the one on Shauna's blog) www.shaunamanessphotography.blogspot.com with simply the statement "In case you forgot what a miracle looks like."

Anonymous said...

yes you are!
Stefanie!

Micro preemie said...

Kyle has definitely beaten the given odds! Praise the Lord.
I'm always encouraged to see other fmr 23 wkrs doing so well.
The preemie road is so hard, but there are deep joys that come in the journey too.
Bless your family,
Patty

Anonymous said...

Supernatural would be a great word to describe Kyle! I haven't been able to check on him for some time now. I am glad to see he is doing so well! I love the photos.... brought tears to my eyes when I think about what he has been through in his short life. Best of luck to you John on the release of your new CD.

Candy Humber

Assistant Village Idiot's wife said...

How is Kole doing, the preemie you asked us to pray for when you were in the hospital? I've been praying for both him and Kyle everyday. Hope he's doing as well as Kyle.

Lori P said...

Sometime this week one of the Houston news channels talked about a little girl who was born at 22 or 23 weeks gestation and how she beat the odds due to the technology and capabilities at Texas Children's. They were talking about the new jet they have (I assume that is used to transfer doctors & babies from other locations to Houston to recieve the best care possible.) I have no doubt that today's technologies played a role in Kyle's great outcome, but no one can deny that GOD played the biggest role. After all, who do you think created these smart people to come up with the various new technologies!!

Cathy Hengst said...

WOW what a interesting article. Kyle is just a miracle and GOD is so good. I enjoy reading your blog and you are such an inspiration as to we must believe that God can heal and can perform mircales. And you have one of your own!

Click below to go to my Personal March of Dimes Page

Our Story

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.

Kyle is in the March of Dimes Promo!