Kayla Mae Olmstead

Kayla was born with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (LCDH). When she was born she was in the NICU for a total of 55 days. She reherniated two years later, had her repair surgery in May 2011 and spent 11 days in hospital recovering. She is a tough little girl and we are truly blessed to have her here.

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Easter Sunday Fun

Well being 39 days into our journey I (Baby K's Mom) is finally getting on the ball and starting her blog. Today was Easter - first thing I noticed this morning at the hospital was a purple easter basket and a card- Baby C's- :) parents had left Kayla an easter basket and the cutest pic of Baby C! That will go into her baby book for sure! :) Kayla was all cute in her easter outfit! Even Baby C said so! I heard him!!

So I am so far behind in doing this blog thing- So I need to catch you up- Kayla was born on the 4th of March. She went about 2 and a half days on the conventional vent, and then had a set back and was put on the oscillator, and then nitric. She was on nitric for 11 days- and on the 13th day she had surgery. Her surgery went well- however her abdomen- the muscle- was too tight to stitch together so the surgeon put a patch in her abdomen. She had her second surgery a week and three days later ... was taken off the vent three days later. She was put on vapo-therm for one day- and then completely free of any tubes in the face. :) She started feeding at 3cc's and is now up to 24cc's. Kayla is doing great- she is now at 24 mL's of formula. She takes the nipple very well. However tonight, she decided she was sooo hungry that she was going to cry cry cry... even when the bottle was in her mouth- the nurse said that Kayla got so upset that she didn't even realize the nipple was in her mouth. Finally when she figured it out- she chugged her milk right down. She did have a little spit up today - but the nurse said it wasn't a lot.. phew! Kayla is also down on her fentynl - she is at 2 (whatever it is measured in)- and goes down .5 every other day. In 8 days she should be done with fentynl. Yay!!

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