Saturday, September 29, 2007

Another update

Kenny doesn't sleep very well at night and likes/wants to be held all only is definitely taking its toll on me! Monitors, oxygen, doctors appts, crying, taking care of all the kids AND the house stuff is so tough. I just wish Tony wouldn't have to work so much. I just have to keep telling myself that this is not forever and things will get better...right?!
I just want to say Happy Birthday to my beautiful little girls, Sydnie (4th) and Kayleigh (2nd)!
On a lighter note, I LOVE is getting so fall-ish outside now, the leaves are starting to fall and the kids have already played in a leaf pile they raked. Oh to be a kid again. I want them to grow up happy and healthy....all of my kids. I am only hoping that they all become responsible, happy kids who succeed in whatever they put their minds to. Fighting within a family is not worth it. Life is too short to worry about stupid stuff and money problems. GRRRR!
Anyhow....Love you all...and I mean ALL!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Kenny is HOME!!!!

after 128 days (4 months, 5 days) in the NICU...Kenny is home!
He is on 1/8 liter oxygen and an apnea monitor. He still has his hernia and his reflux and he is on 3 different meds (one is just a vitamin), but I LOVE MY LITTLE MIRACLE GUY!!! He now weighs 6 lbs, 7 oz!!!!
Mommy is not getting ANY sleep, but that is OK by me! I just sit and stare at him and think about how God has totally blessed me. He could have taken both of my boys home to heaven, but he left me the stronger of the two. I miss my Nick, I wish I was holding both boys and staying up all night with both of them, but God will, and has give me strength to go on and take care of my 6 beautiful kids. I know that my little Nicky is with us in spirit and will always be. He helped Kenny get through being born 17 weeks early, 3 surgeries, 2 infections, 12 blood and platelet transfusions, 0 brain bleeds, 3 months on a ventilator...oh the list can go on and on...
We were blessed with great doctors and nurses at Metro Hospital and the Hospice is great too. We use their resources for the kids to talk about Nick's death and Kenny's hospital stay. The friends and family of all of us have been a great shoulder to lean on too! I know it is not going to be an easy road, but I am sooo looking forward to the challenge! I will continue to post pics and updates!