Yesterday was a pretty quiet one for Kyle, considering he is still fighting his Pneumonia. Thankfully, the culture from his spinal tap is still coming back negative, but the doctors will wait 72 hours before they officially declare he does not have meningitis. Kyle's oxygen levels are up a little, and have been between 40% and 45% today. Joe and I were discussing how frustrating it has been that when Kyle was first born he was only requiring 21% oxygen, but as he grows instead of getting stronger his needs seem to have increased. As we thought about it more, we started realizing that the last two weeks have been pretty traumatic for Kyle. In addition to all the normal challenges of being a preemie, in the last 15 days Kyle has also endured having heart surgery and two bouts with pneumonia. As his mommy, I feel so frustrated and wish that I could take away the pain he is feeling.
Madison and I have been keeping busy this week. Since it is Spring Break, we have been fortunate to know several families visiting Orlando for the week. In the top picture, our little jock in training is wearing a Nike "headband" which was a gift from the owner, Denny, of the investment firm I work for. He came to visit Kyle earlier in the week and brought him some adorable Nike stuff. The headband is actually meant to be a wrist band for adults but fits Kyle perfectly as a headband! Yesterday, Madison spent the afternoon swimming with her friend Sydney from school. After swimming, I took Madison and Sydney to dinner and Downtown Disney. Madison had a great time, and again it was fun for her to experience Downtown Disney with someone other than "just" mom. We didn't get home until midnight, which is why I wasn't able to post last night.
Only a God whose “thoughts are not our thoughts and ways are not our ways” could have seen and known all that was going to take place over the last 6 weeks, but God Most High is sovereign and while we sometimes can’t understand His ways, we know that He is eternal and had planned each and every moment in time and we can rest in the fact that He was, He is, and He always will be in control.
Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle