Friday, May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

"Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered, and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him...." Hebrews 5:8,9(NIV)

Kyle was seen by a retina specialist and the diagnosis is early Stage 3 ROP(Retinopathy of Prematurity). The specialist is going to see Kyle again next week, but as it stands now, surgery is not necessary. Praise God!

Kyle's oxygen flow was decreased today from 1 liter to .5 liter. This is a big milestone in the NICU. There are four requirements a baby must meet in order to go home. They need to be on a maximum oxygen flow of .5 liter, weigh at least four pounds, maintain their body temperature and take 8 bottles a day. Kyle has three of the four down!. Now, we just need to give him a chance to at least try a bottle.

Kyle's feedings were compressed again today. Every three hours, he now receives 42 cc's in 30 minutes (instead of over an hour). There are 30 cc's in an ounce, so Kyle gets about 1 1/2 ounces each feeding. When Kyle was two weeks old, he was only taking 1 cc, which is equivalent to 1/5 of a teaspoon. He has come such a long way! The past THREE days, Kyle has pulled out his feeding tube before mealtime. I think it is in protest to being deprived of a bottle! :)

Once again, thank you all for your prayers and support!

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Jennifer. It does sound as though Kyle continues to progress at a steady pace. Praise God. I will continue to pray for his eyes, too, as I am certain others are as well. I have had only one friend undergo retina surgery (of whom I am aware) and she was in her forties. She already had significant vision loss so the surgery was essentially successful. She has impaired eye sight but she is not blind! I do not recall if it was done by laser....I just know she was restricted from putting any pressure on her eyes, therefore, was extremely limited from movement for a period of time.

Kyle does appear to enjoy eating!!!I sense he will take to the bottle once it is introduced.

The close up picture of him is wonderful. What a cutie. Laura