"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23
As I write this first entry from home, I do so with heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have kept up with us and sent words of encouragement and comfort. We have been overwhelmed by the care and concern you have shown to Kyle and to our family over the past few months. Your prayers have been so appreciated and we know they have been a part of Kyle’s miraculous recovery! It is hard to believe that after Kyle has endured heart surgery, 69 days on life support/ventilator, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), anemia, bilateral hernias, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), bilateral renal calculi (small kidney stones), jaundice, aspiration, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, 3 bouts with pneumonia, a yeast infection, hyperglycemia, 11 blood transfusions, high blood pressure, and Stage 3 Retinopathy of Prematurity requiring Lasik Eye Surgery...we are FINALLY home!!!
This has probably been the best week of my life. The true joys of motherhood have begun. Everything is going great...or it is the lack of sleep talking!!! Ha ha! Actually, Kyle is such an easy going baby. He never cries, unless he is hungry, which seems to be every four hours like clock work. Yesterday we had our first doctors appointment with Kyle's pediatrician. Kyle has gained 6 ounces since we left the hospital on Monday...he now weighs 5 pounds 15 ounces and will very soon be tipping the scales at 6 pounds.
Several people have asked me how baby Rylee is doing. She was examined by the retina specialist on Monday and there is no surgery this week. He is going to check her again Saturday as her eyes are still hanging out around Stage 2-3 ROP with no plus (which is a good thing). Rylee just needs to master the bottles and then she'll be able to go home. Although she knows exactly what to do...she is quite a feisty one! Some days she does great and finishes most of her bottles, but others she is a diva and would rather be tube fed. Please continue to keep her in your prayers...both for the feeding issue and her eyes.
God bless you all.
Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle