Thursday, March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Kyle had a bit of a rough day. The doctors took him off the ventilators around 8:00 this morning, and as usual he did great for a little while, but by noon he was having quite a few Apnea spells and they had to put him back on the ventilator. Poor guy was so stressed out his sugar levels went up to 252 (normal range is anywhere from 80-160). He was given a shot of insulin and this brought his blood sugar down to 152. The doctors said that he is just so little that after awhile of breathing on his own, his body just becomes to tired to continue. The plan is to try again in a few days. Please pray that he is able to handle it better next time!

The only other news for the day is that Kyle received another blood transfusion, again using Daddy's blood. Kyle continues to do great on his feedings. The amount of milk he is receiving was increased to 5 cc's every three hours - which is equivalent to a whole teaspoon. He did not have a weight check today, it is scheduled for tonight at 3:00 AM, however, with all the drama today I suspect he lost a little weight.

I fly home tomorrow...I am so excited to see Madison and Joe, although it will be hard leaving Kyle, especially after the day he had today. I can't believe it has been almost 5 weeks since I have been home! I will be home for less than 24 hours, but none the less, it will still be wonderful to be home.

Just an FYI...I will not be posting another message until Sunday night. I won't have time while I am home, and during the drive back down to Florida I obviously won't have Internet access.

Kyle has quite a battle before him, but we are dreaming of the day he will laugh and jump and shout the name of the Lord. We do not presume to know the mind or will of God, but we have great faith that, with your prayers, “the work of God might be displayed” in that child (John 9:1-3).

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Jennifer, The picture of the foot in relation to your hand really drives home just how tiny this little guy is.
I cannot imagine the emotions elicited by the setbacks you experience with him nor the JOY you feel when news is good.
We will pray for steady weight gain for Kyle, for protection from infection, for the ability to breath on his own, for controlled sugar levels, for safe travel for you, for peace of mind as you are separated and for a beautiful reunion Sunday evening.
Blessings on each of you. Laura

Colleen said...

Do you remember home (ha ha)? I'm sure it will be hard to leave but nice to be home again too. At least it isn't supposed to be too cold this weekend. I'll check back next week to see the latest update after you have returned to be with Kyle. Enjoy your brief Ohio visit.

Until later,