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!

Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers

Stretched Patch

We recently had another x-ray for Kayla.  This was a follow up of the previous x-ray about 8 months ago when we weren't sure if she had reherniated.  We did find out that she did not reherniate but rather that the patch is stretched... and is a minor problem.  It will need to be fixed if it starts to affect her breathing.  However, she seems to be fine and runs around like a crazy kid all the time.  She's a talking fool and a very skinny girl! :) She only weighs 21 lbs... gaining VERY slowly! The track Lily is on, she'll pass Kayla's weight and then some!

Kayla does have another x-ray in April.  Unfortunately after this appt we may not see our surgeon any more. :( He is retiring.  It's very sad for us because we absolutely love Kayla's surgeon.  Not too many people can do what he does so we will be sad to lose him.  I'm sure he won't have anyone less than perfect to take over though.

However I'm sure he will be glad he won't have to see Kayla again as she is AWFUL at the doc's office.  She cries the second they whip out their stethoscope.. and won't stop crying until they are walking out the door and she is all of a sudden a-ok and says "bye, cya!"  I tell ya, it's gotta be hard for the docs to listen to her lungs with all that dang screaming and crying she does!! ugh!!

Here are some pics of our trip down to Syracuse and back..

x-ray time- this wasn't soo bad
 This one was worse, but def not as bad as that bike seat thing!
 happy now that it's all over, and she is looking for daddy's beard.. :)
 reading her piggies book (i think this was on the way down)
 We stopped at Babies-r-us to get her a potty and let her ride this thing..:)
she was very tired on the way home.. :) 


Happy Halloween

Kayla did not go trick or treating this year, but she did dress up and help pass out candy.  She was a miserable little girl as every time kids came to the door to get candy she threw a fit bc we were giving out her bowl of candy!! She literally squealed like a pig every time!!!

It was fun taking pictures of the girls.... Lily was soo easy to get a good picture of, Kayla wasn't so easy but she was cute anyway! <3




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