Monday, March 5, 2007

March 5, 2007

"He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11

Kyle had a major temper tantrum today!!! I was allowed to Kangaroo (skin to skin care) with him this afternoon. After about an hour and a half, the nurse put him back in his isolette and he threw a fit. He was so mad that his little fists were clenched so tightly that his knuckles turned white and he began to turn blue. Apparently, he was having something called a bronchial spasm, where his bronchial tube tightens up and restricts air from flowing either in or out. The nurses had to do something they called "bagging" which was to basically manually pump air into his bronchial tubes until they relaxed. While this was happening, I was quite scared, however, the nurses assured me this is a common reaction in preemies when they become very upset. He was comfy cuddling with his mommy and did not want to be disturbed! It brings a smile to my face to know that he loves me holding him as much as I love to hold him...I just wish he had a different way of showing it.

Kyle had his PIC line inserted this evening and an XRAY done to confirm that it is in the right place, which it is. He also started his feedings back up today. He is receiving (by tube feeding) 1 CC of my milk every 4hours...1 CC is equivalent to 1/5 of a teaspoon. He has had 3 feedings so far, and after each feeding they check to make sure that his tummy digests the milk properly and thankfully it has every time. Kyle's weight as of today is 1lb. 4.5 oz. It seems that one day he'll gain a little weight and the next day he'll loose a little. We are looking forward to the day that he begins to steadily put on weight! We should receive the results of Kyle's blood culture tomorrow, which will tell us if he has an infection, however, I am optimistic that it will come back negative. His blood sugar has been under control lately and he does not seem to have any other signs of infection.

It blesses me, nearly to tears, to hear that so many people pray daily for Baby Kyle! What an encouragement that is, to know that so many of you care. Sincerely, and humbly, we would like to thank you. I know God has great plans for our little Miracle Baby.

God Bless You All,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny & Family
I have been checking all evening for a new letter on the BLOG to see how Kyle is doing.I was just ready to go to bed and thought I would check one more time and I was so thankful to hear from you.It is so good to hear he is doing so much better and all is going good except him wanting his MOMMY and I know that made you feel so good,but like you said he really showed out doing what he did, but believe me it will get worse wanting MOMMY to hold him.They love that feel of MOMMY and makes them grow even better they told us when my granddaughter was born and we could finally hold her.

So glad for all the good reports your getting now and I think he might be on the way to growing and going home to Ohio soon to be with DADDY and big sister MADISON.

So good to hear from you, and my sister's Ruth and Jean send there love and prayers also. I keep them informed every day with the new letter and printing all your pictures off and sending them also.

We will all just keep praying and I know God will take good care of him and you also. I know it is hard there by yourself, but your not really alone, GOD is right there with you every minute.I am sure everything will be good tomorrow and you will get to hold him again and I know that is something to look forward to every day now.

Will keep praying and you keep the good new coming every night, your doing such a wonderful job doing that for everyone.

Love & Prayers,Aunt Sandra in Tn.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,
I am so glad that you were able to cuddle with Kyle again! That means so much to both of you. God has both of you in his care.

Madison enjoyed the American Doll Fashion Show on Sunday and, of course, went home with a few new items!!!! I hear that you may be coming home for a brief trip and then drive back with Joe and Madison so that you have your car. That will be a nice break for you, even though I know how much you will miss Kyle.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Oh no, Jennifer, it blesses us to be a piece of sustaining Kyle's fight to live and to show you support throughout this ordeal. In God, we are family so we are deeply invested. Thank you for the privilege of holding you all up before the Lord.
This latest report was so encouraging and how remarkable it is that this tiny little one would know that you are, indeed, his mommy and that he wants to be held by you. The experience is obviously powerful for both of you and that deep bonding time can only strengthen Kyle's desire to live.
Praying for more answered prayers today. Laura