Tuesday, May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007

"Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?" declares the Lord. "This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word." Isaiah 66:2

The days seem to be stacking higher and higher in favor of Kyle. Today was another good day and we praise God for it. Kyle's oxygen was down to 22% today! The goal is 21% and then he will be breathing "room air." Kyle is still on CPAP, except for when we kangaroo...which we did for 4 hours tonight. Originally the doctor had wrote the order to allow Kyle to wear nasal cannula during kangaroo time for up to 2 hours a day. Kyle was doing so well, the doctor changed his order today to "as tolerated" during kangaroo time. I am sure Kyle would have tolerated it longer than 4 hours, but Mommy can only sit in a chair without moving for so long! The doctor also lowered Kyle's PEEP today to 5. PEEP is basically the pressure of the air flow, and a PEEP of 4 is equivalent to the nasal cannula. My hope is that by this weekend he'll be on the nasal cannula full time.

Kyle is 11 weeks old today. Hard to believe his due date is still a month away! He has come so far, especially in the last couple of weeks. His weight today is 3 pounds 15 ounces...he is so close to 4 pounds! The two bottom pictures above are of Kyle at one week. The top picture was taken today during his therapy session. You can really get a sense of how much he has grown when you compare his size relative to the nurses hands in each of the pictures.

We are continuing to thank God for His mercy and His grace. Grace that goes beyond my human comprehension. Grace that even in spite of my sins and my short comings, covers me over with love and forgiveness. I thank Him each day for His amazing grace, without it I am nothing.

In Christ Alone,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...


I absolutely LOVE the bath picture! (well I love all of the pictures, Grandma's pride and joy you know)

I am thankful for God's answered prayers towards Kyle's breathing and his growth. Praise God!

I am thankful some wonderful fun times are showing up on this blog for you. I pray they continue for both you and Kyle.

This has all been so amazing and I thank you for sharing it with me, you put so much love and gratitude into your information.
Your love and grace for God comes through and it has touched so many people.

I pray Kyle continues to do well with his breathing and growth. I pray we will all be together in Ohio soon.

Love and prayers Mom

Lynn said...

What a difference a month makes. When we saw Kyle he looked perfect in every way. And now so many miracles have happened in the last month. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and we can't wait once again to see your big boy! Only this time it will be in the comfort of your own home and he'll be breathing on his own...

Much love, Aunt Lynn and Uncle Bob

Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer,

So much great news about Kyle lately. He has come so very far!! We will continue to pray for his progress and strength for you to continue to take such great care of him. Take care of yourself too,

Lots of Love to all, Mary Beth Beebe