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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no poop yet...

I would first like to thank a few people who have sent us some things in the past few days.  I heard from my husband last night that Aunt Anne and Uncle Sam sent us a card at home with a little something special inside. We also got a card from Aunt Terry, Uncle Larry, Uncle Little Larry, Becky and MADDY for the wonderful card and surprise inside.  I would also like to thank everyone for the prayers and words of encouragement! 

Shortly after the morning (early morning) wake up! Kayla just wanted up- but we did not. It was a rough night w/ Kayla crying a lot, and then waking up at 3 a.m. and wanting milk- yea right kid, go back to sleep.  We got her to sleep til 5:30. UGH so they took a nap together <3

Kayla was aloud to eat today.  She got some scrambled eggs this morning and some....
TOAST! She was devouring the toast! It was so cute to see!! 
but then everything was ruined because they decided to take off the chest tube site tape- and thought it would be best to give her tylenol with a little narcotic in it.  I think it hurt her tummy, but ate more toast after, and maybe that settled her tummy a bit? Because this was her for the next hour- loopy!!!! 
LOOPY!! (this is "cute face") Yikes! And after this she was saying "Charlie hit you" (you and me- meaning Kayla) and then she'd whine a bit, so I told her to tell him to stop it. She goes "Stop it Charlie, stop hitting Charlie, Stop it!" It was soo cute! We have no idea where it came from.  Then she said "oooh Charlie is crying".. we asked her why but she never told us.  It was weird!! Cute, but weird! 

Anyway- the news is this- she was allowed to eat until about 1:30 p.m.... which is when she puked a TON!! And I mean a TON!! It was gross!! Poor girl!! :( Her tummy hurt big time!! Our problem is- was she puking because of the food (which I don't think she was) or was she puking because of the narcotic?  I know the narcotic hurt her after she got it... but she settled and then go the tape removed - which was painful for her- it was stuck right to her sensitive skin! :( So the narcotic did not mellow her out like they had hoped.. she puked   a very little and then took a semi good nap.  But after the nap- she ate a few bites of  sandwich- but really wasn't wanting food- and then she flipped out- her tummy was hurting- so much so that she actually told me!! She barfed big time! So they took away her right to eat- and put her back to clear liquids and milk. UGH!! 

then LILY came to see me!! <3 YAY!! Thanks Laurie and Jerry- I know you really came to see Kayla, but you were my key to see Lily!! And I MISS her!! Oh my!!! 
and Lily loved the play room- and K's balloons! :)
we went walking as that helps the bowels get moving- 
We got to the play room- it was closed. :( She was not happy!
This is not bc the play room was closed, this was because Mommy would not let her walk into someone else's room! ugh!

After the days events, Kayla was asking for some yogurt.  So we asked her nurse- who called ped. surgery right away, and they said it was ok.  So we let her have a little bit at a time- it did not bother her.  She has asked for toast, and dried apples since.  But we have not given anything other than the yogurt. 

She must poop before we are allowed to go home.  No poop today! :(
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