It is looking like Drake and Kennedy might get a good night's worth of rest in following a non eventful day. This is something we have not seen in a while. We have to take advantage of these days because we are going to be here for quite a while. Their gestational age is 29 weeks today and we have been here in the NICU for 25 days. Tomorrow may start out a different day as a they said they need to do a procedure on Drake's knee.
His knee is so swollen and bruised, the doctor wants to drain all the fluid in it tomorrow. Im not quite sure how this is done, but will get all the details before they do. Drake is finally beginning to lose some of the fluid in his body...not very quickly but we can tell a difference in his hands and chest. We can't wait until he is back to normal and we can share some pictures of the little guy. It is amazing what his body is going through. A little boy who is supposed to weigh just over 2 pounds gained close to 3 pounds of fluid in the body; this was extremely sad to see for mommy and me. Keep praying that this urine output continues as they reduce the diuretics he is on. That Drake is one tough dude!
Kennedy's food increase has gone up and her body is so tiny that they have to use a special pump to feed it to her over a 30 minute period. They tried to give it to her all at once, but her belly could not handle the volume and it made her very uncomfortable. Probably like I get when I eat too much. She enjoys being swaddled in her new blankets her uncle Aaron made her...keeps her stylish in the NICU.