My Daughter

  1. Howdy.

    I haven't been around for most of the week because I was very busy!!! I guess I missed a great NANDA debate. Oh well.


    My wife went into severe PIH. She was admitted to our local hospital and transferred to the Houston Medical Center on Wed. On Thurs, she delivered my new daughter, at 28 weeks.

    I have to say, I have a newfound respect for NICU nurses. Everybody has been so great so far. We are, as I am constantly told and certainly believe, "in the best place in the entire world for her to be." (although, I'm sure there are many many such places.)

    Kylie Lyn
    11/29 8:49pm
    2 lbs, 6 oz.
    14.25 inches.

    She's on a ventilator at present, but the docs say she has done better than expected and spent her first 5 hrs on nasal CPAP before they tubed her. NNP has said that everything is 'as best as could possibly be hoped for at the moment'.

    We could definitely use prayers that things continue to go well.

    Stefanie (my wife) is doing well and might be discharged as early as tomorrow. We were really scared there for awhile as her urine output had dropped to about 10mls/hr before we decided to deliver. Kidneys are going bonkers, now. THANK GOD.

    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Dec 2, '07
  2. 507 Comments

  3. by   Jolie
    My most heartfelt prayers and good wishes for an uneventful NICU stay. May God guide the hands of Kylie's caregivers, strengthen your precious daughter and comfort your family. May your wife recover uneventfully as you prepare for Kylie's joyous homecoming.

    Welcome to the world, baby girl!

    Whose dark hair did she get?
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Oh Timothy,
    I'm just leaving for church and will offer my prayers for Kylie Lyn, you, and your wife.
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from Jolie
    Whose dark hair did she get?
    Momma has lighter hair now, but was born with a full head of black hair.

    I have to say I was shocked and others have commented about so much hair for so young.

  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    Tim---Kylie is adorable!! She surely will be a beauty with all that dark my dad used to say, you'd better oil the shotgun before the boys start coming 'round!

    Yes, the road ahead is long and uncertain, but you can count on the fact that your allnurses family will be thinking about and praying for you, your wife, and your darling baby girl.

    Sending prayers Heavenward as I type this.

    Please keep us posted. We care!
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Tim, she's so precious! Congratulations!

    May God bless you and keep you all in His care.
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Dec 2, '07
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Tim - congrats on your bundle of joy! Now -to get her home. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers..judi
  9. by   tnbutterfly

    Welcome to your beautiful little miracle, Kylie Lyn.

    May God contiune to watch over Kylie, Stefanie, and you as you go through this stressful but wonderful time with your new little one. I pray for God to guide the doctors, nurses, and other caregivers as they provide care for Kylie.

    Keep us updated and please share more pictures.

  10. by   P_RN
    God bless your family and your precious little girl especially. She is just beautiful. Prayers ongoing.
  11. by   donsterRN
    Tim, she is just beautiful! Continued prayers and good wishes for you, Stefanie and Kylie.
  12. by   dianah
    Tim, wow! Thank you for this update to your allnurses family.

    Add my warmest congratulations to the others,' and my prayers for you all (dad, mom, sweet Kylie and all the hospital staff caring for her).

    Kylie is beautiful! Hugs to you and mom.
  13. by   Conrad283
    Congratulations on your new child.

    She does have a lot of hair.

    Good luck.
  14. by   Sabby_NC
    Tim congratulations go to you and your wife on producing a gorgeous little baby girl.
    Kylie looks absolutely adorable.
    I pray that she is soon home with you both.