Monday, May 14, 2007

May 14, 2007

"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name." Hebrews 13:15

Kyle continues to make great strides....Kyle has been on nasal cannula since 10:00 am this morning and is doing great! His weight is up to 4 lbs. 2 ozs. and his feedings have been increased to 12 cc's every hour. Please pray that Kyle's breathing will not regress so that he will not need to go back on CPAP. I think Jennifer and I hate the CPAP as much as Kyle does....Because the nurses are not expecting Kyle to go back on CPAP, they were able to take 1 of the tubes out of his throat that was used as an air vent when Kyle was switching back and forth from nasal to CPAP.

Daddy was able to hold Kyle for 2 hours this morning. Also, Kyle seems to be more aware of his surroundings. When I came back to the hospital this evening he was wide awake, looking all if he was waiting for a visitor.

The next milestone for Kyle would be to pull the feeding tube up to his stomach. A while back, Kyle's feeding tube was placed in his intestines when it was realized that he was having issues with reflux. Kyle still has a hernia, but it doesn't look as swollen as it used to and it hasn't spread to his other side. He will still need surgery at some point, but will probably occur after he is home and will likely be performed as outpatient surgery.

Thank you again for everyone's support and prayers!

Much Love,

Joe, Jennifer, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Hi Joe, Jennifer, Madison and Kyle,

I hope that you have enjoyed your recent visit and are having lots of nice weather. Kyle's bath picture is so cute that I have been showing the girls at work.

We are hoping and praying that the CPAP is another 'thing of the past' for Kyle. He continues to make great strides although it has been a longgggg road for all of you.

We are thinking of you daily.