Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back to Katy

Before everyone gets too excited, the only people who came back to Katy were Natalie and I.  When Natalie was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, we "moved" into the Ronald McDonald House temporarily.  This facility provides a "home away from home" for the parents of children who are in one of the medical center's hospitals.  Lucky for us, our temporary home was only a 5 minute drive from Texas Children's Hospital and parking was free!!!  The house rules would have allowed us to stay for up to 45 consecutive nights and that was something we had originally planned on trying to do.  After thinking about it for a while, Natalie and I decided that it would be better for us to come home and just make the commute to see Kylee every other day or so.

We went to see Kylee this morning before Natalie had a doctor's appointment to discuss her blood pressure issues.  Kylee was not under any photo therapy lights and she looked so peaceful as she slept.  The nurse said that they will test her bilirubin levels again in the morning and determine if they need to "light her up" again.  The nurses said that Kylee is maintaining pretty well and all of the problems she is experiencing are because of her prematurity and should resolve themselves as Kylee gets older.

Natalie is so excited and she'll tell you she has 30 reasons to be excited.  When Natalie went to the hospital last Monday, she had gained a total of 43 pounds during her pregnancy.  Today when we went to the doctor, Natalie jumped for joy when she learned she has already lost 30 of those pounds.  The doctors told her that much of her weight at the end was due to retained fluid from the preeclampsia and would be lost after delivery.

Overall, mama is feeling better and Kylee is doing as well as can be expected!!!

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