Thursday, May 17, 2007

May 17, 2007

"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul." Psalm 94:19

Another good day! Kyle is doing great on the nasal cannula, his oxygen has been down to 23% most of the day. His oxygen pressure is on 2 liters, which the doctors will begin to slowly wean soon. Kyle's feeding tube was moved back to his stomach (from the intestines) yesterday and he has tolerated this move just fine. The plan is to give him a couple more days to get used to this and then this weekend begin compressing the amount of time he receives his feeding.

I am really enjoying the nasal cannula, almost as much as Kyle! He would get so upset when they would put the CPAP gear on, he just hated it and his poor nose was raw. Without the cumbersome CPAP gear and the confinement of the isolette, I am able to pretty much pick Kyle up whenever I want. This is such a fun time! :)

Madison and Joe left Tuesday night as Madison had to return to school (her last day is June 8). We had a great visit. With Madison being able to be more involved with Kyle's care now that he is getting bigger, she was much more tolerable of the frequent hospital visits. In fact, she is a baby hog! We were also able to get out and do something fun every day. One day we took her friend Sarah to Sea World, we also went to Disney Quest, Blizzard Beach, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and swimming. We crammed a lot of fun into five days! I was trying to make her visit extra special, as Madison has had a lot of family activities at school lately that she has had to attend without mom. Muffins with Mom, an Art Show/Ice Cream Social, Family Picnic and a zoo field trip have all occurred this week. She has been a little bummed that I have not been able to be part of this stuff like I normally would. We are truly blessed, however, that Joe is such a wonderful Dad and husband. There are not many guys out there that could handle playing mom and dad while still working full time. He is amazing and we love him so much!

God bless you all.

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Jennifer,
I got to hold my pastor's newborn baby for a few hours yesterday. This freed her mom up to get dressed, dress her four year old son, eat a late lunch, fold a few loads of laundry and spend quality time with her son who is still adjusting to the new memeber of the family who has only been home for several days. I was in heaven and, yet, they thought they were the recipients of a gift of time! Kieran was so relaxed and contented in my arms.... it is understandable how much you have desired to hold Kyle spontaneously and without interruption! The bonding time is powerful.
Prayers continue. Laura

Anonymous said...

Jennifier, another great picture where I would just love to pick him up and cuddle him up real close and love him real good. I love him in that pretty green outfit also, he looks so sweet. I can see where Madison will love to take care of him and dress him up, I would love to do that to.

I am so glad he is doing so much better now, and will be exciting when you get to start giving him a bottle.When was your due date to have him?

Just take care of yourself and I know you will take good care of him, no doubt in my mind there. It is also good to have such a good daddy and husband to pick up where you can't be with Madison, of cource I know he doesn't mind doing it for her, but know mommy's like to be there to. Well won't be to much longer till your back home and a family again and won't that be great. The Lord sure has been good to all of you and I thank Him every day for all He has done for you all. Take care and give Kyle a big kiss for me. I love you all.

In His Love, Aunt Sandra

Anonymous said...

Jennifier, did they ever do that T.V. interview with you all at the Ronald McDonald house last week? Never heard you say anything about it and just wondered if it was on the new on T.V. down there? Let us know. Thanks in advance.

Love you, Aunt Sandra