Monday, April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Kyle did well today, although we did receive a bit of disappointing news. Kyle's culture is still growing, indicating that an infection of some sort is still present. Today was supposed to be his last day of antibiotics, but in light of this discovery, his doctors have decided to try him on yet another 7 day round of antibiotics. This is a new med he has not had before, and thankfully he will be able to take this medication orally. I don't think Kyle's poor veins could tolerate another week of IV's. We are bummed about this latest development, as we were expecting Kyle to begin steroid treatments tomorrow to assist in getting him off the ventilator. I guess we will have to just be patient..."Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."Proverbs 19:21

Kyle's oxygen is down to 44%, not perfect, but definitely heading in the right direction. I was able to Kangaroo with Kyle for a few hours today, which is always my favorite part of any day. I love holding him! I can't wait for the day when I can just pick up my son without "scheduling"it with a nurse, and not have a nurse and respiratory therapist help me or tape his tubes/wires to my clothing, etc. The only other news for today is that Kyle's platelet count has been low the last few days and continues to get a little lower each day. He was given a blood transfusion today to see if this helps his platelet count. If it doesn't, then Kyle will receive a platelet transfusion later in the week.

God continues to supply us with His strength. I know there is no limit to His supply, at least we have not experienced it and I know we will not ever see the end of His graciousness.

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle

P.S. Right after I took the picture above, the nurse picked Kyle up to weigh him and he pee'd on her!


Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer and Kyle,

Congrats on hitting the 3 pound milestone. I pray daily that Kyle will be strong soon to allow him to come off the ventilator.


P.S. Joe was good at peeing on me whenever I changed his diaper. I got used to tossing a washcloth over him until I was armed and ready to change his diaper. Like Father ..... like Son!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer,It was so great to see you yesterday- not a day has gone by that we had not thought about you & little Kyle. We are so happy that he has hit the 3 lb milestone-that's a big step. We will continue praying for you & your family &hope that you will all be together soon. May God continue to bless you and keep you strong.
Kristie & Mike Chicarelli

Amy said...


I wanted to let you know that I (and my family) have continued to pray and follow the daily story of Kyle's progress. Kelley Segedy had forwarded your blog to me and I have considered it a privilege to join you and many others in prayer for your little one. My first born was premature (not as early as Kyle) and weighed 4lbs. Although a bit bigger, I know what it's like personally to care for the needs of such a small and precious life. Praise the Lord for for His good hand, His mercy, His grace, His peace, and His abundant love and perfect knowledge. Your messages have been most encouraging and honoring to God. Continue to look to Him--He is able--Ephesians 3:20.

Amy Van Hala

Rose said...

To Kyle's family from his Australian family with all our love.

Reading your news today brings both tears and joy. Congratulations Kyle on reaching 3lb. Keep growing in the love that we all have for you.

Rose, Andrew, Cathryn and Elenor