Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kyle at home...

Kyle is home, but still sick. Kelly is having to keep him upright because everytime she lays him down, he throws up, so she is trying to keep him hydrated and then, keep it in him! He is still pretty sick, but he is home. Kelly was asking people to pray that his fever would break for good, and not go higher again. He needs to keep drinking and eating,... so pray that his little appetite comes back! Also, pray for Kelly as she is very tired. I am in Nashville, left the day before Kyle woke up so sick. I hate being away right now while Kyle is sick but,... here I am blogging from nashville while poor kelly is going on hour 20 something of holding Kyle... she is an incredible mom! Pray for the other dudes at the house too,... Jadon and Jack as they are having to sacrifice some of mom's time right now... they have DeeDee and pops to help them stay occupied,... but are ready for Dad to be home, mom to play and Kyle to be well I am sure! The Sherrill life is as chaotic as ever, but we would have it no other way,... God is at work... even through the trials of sickness...

Please keep praying for all of this!!!!

thanks so much!

Please keep praying.

3:30 am... Kyle is a bit acidocic (not sure how to spell that). He is not weaning from the oxygen either. He was doing good till about 11:30. He was down to .5 liters and staying 95 & 96. Tonight he started requiring more oxygen. He is at 2 liters now, still sating low 90s, and respiratory rate is high. Just had more blood drawn to check levels. Please pray for good results- not to be acididic and for Kyle to be able to wean some on the oxygen.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Please pray for Kyle

In my true perfectionistic thinker mode I was waiting to get the video of Kyle walking from my flip to my computer before my next post. And for anyone reading I am secretly hoping you are right now so excited that Kyle is walking that you have forgotten that I have not posted in 5 weeks!!!! :) I am posting tonight though bc I would love your prayers. Kyle is at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital again today. We came tithe ER this (Saturday) am bc of congestion, fever, lethargic, and vomiting. I know... Yikes! We tested negative for flu and RSV. He has some respiratory virus was pretty dehydrated and really just needs support to get through it. He can't keep his sats up without the oxygen and breathing treatments. He has been admitted and right now is finally asleep. He has 2 hours before his next exam and treatment. That is great though he has not slept more than 20 min all day. He is exhausted. The IVs of today have been rough- any time someone in black scrubs (the ER) scrubs walks in his lip falls to the floor and the giant alligator tears start! Please pray that his lungs will recover quickly. Please pray for his fever to subside and the congestion too. His heart rate and breathing to return to normal levels and his oxygen exchange to get better too. And pray for me too if you will. It has been a trying week and a hard day. I'm really tired.

I'm sure I just botched all the medical words. Kind of nice that some of that lingo is becoming a memory. Thank you for praying.

Oh! I almost forgot. Kyle has this one good hour or so right after tylenol and a breathing treatment that he gets more chipper. He will a tually sit up in my lap or play with toy. and in true Kyle fashion one of his Favorite (and mine too) came to see us and Kyle waved bye for the first time to her!!!! What an angel!

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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!