Yesterday at this time, we were incessantly watching a catheter like it was a good movie...I couldn't close my eyes. It was such good news that was long overdue. We were so happy. We now are at 24 hours of regular urine output.
During the 12 hour day shift, Drake had 33 ml of output which was a little more than double the minimum they were looking for. That's my boy, over achieving; I just wish he didn't wait so long and put me and Annie through So much stress and anticipation. We are still at risk that his kidneys shut down again because he is on high levels of pain medication. They are trying to cut it back but he is in such discomfort and pain that he tenses his whole body and it almost stops his heart. I cannot see him in pain...they are having to keep him right on the edge with the pain meds to hopefully keep the kidneys going. Please continue to pray for Drake and him getting restful healing.
Kennedy was moved to the CPAP this afternoon. She is still trying to figure it all out...she forgets to breath and they have to go remind her often. The nurses said we give her some privacy for a day or two so we don't overstimulate her. This is tough, as we like to constantly peer into her isolette to stare and talk to her. Please pray that she finds the strength to adapt to her breathing.
Picture: the split second that you could get a good view of Kennedy's face.