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.

I'm Growing, I'm Growing!

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CDH Awareness and a Video

Jerry and I are always happy to spread awareness about CDH everyday - however we are also very happy to set aside this one day to really encourage others to spread awareness about CDH by wearing turquoise and informing people about this awful defect.  A lot of my co-workers wore turquoise today which really meant a lot to me!  My Aunt Anne also said that she and all of her co-workers wore turquoise- they live several hours away from us so that is really cool!! So thanks Aunt Anne!  I know my siblings and parents also did an amazing job at spreading CDH Awareness- so thanks to everyone!! Jerry and I and the rest of the CDH community really do appreciate it!! 

Last year on this day- was Kayla's first day breathing on her own.  Vince and Patty made Kayla this cute onesie that said "I am a CDH survivor".  I did not feel too comfortable dressing her at the time, but we did get to put it on her crib. :) 

And today- K was easy to dress- and full of smiles this a.m. She was adorable but that made it very hard for me to leave her!! 

she did not like the feel of the grass!! :) it was hilarious!

A happy girl on CDH Awareness Day- we could not be more blessed!! :) 

Here is a video.. K is just learning how to walk.. she doesn't pull herself up to stand w/o help just yet, but she does enjoy walking.  So I have taken a few video's over the past couple of days of K walking- and learning. :)  



Liz and Shane said...

love the pictures of Kayla in turquoise.
The video of her walking is adorable! Way to go Kayla!



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