Yesterday's rainbows in our lives definitely have provided a brighter day of hope; our bodies emotional weather forecast has been quite rainy the last few days. Until we received the message of the rainbows, we felt our forecast was quite gloomy.
Drake has been given every medicine known and even some unknown including some unconventional tricks on the body to get his kidneys to produce...Drake has had more urine output in the last 5 hours than he has had in the last 6 days!!! We are not at the point of a steady flow that we need to get him out of the critical edema and electrolyte overload, but we are making pee!!! (never thought I would be so excited about urine, but I am ecstatic.)
I feel confident that we have been and still are witnessing a miracle in action; being performed right before our eyes. Yes medical science is dong it's part...but speaking directly to everyone reading this, it is our belief and prayers which are allowing Drake to fight on and giving him the ability and strength to heal. Thank you, thank you, thank you! He will continue to get 1 cc of mommies milk every 6 hours and another round of the oral diuretic/protein mixture this afternoon.
Kennedy is continuing to move forward. Her breathing and ventilator settings are doing great. She will be receiving caffeine for stimulation, and she should be moving to the CPAP soon. It is the ventilator that simply provides airflow in the two small tubes under the nose...she will have to do all the breathing on her own. Unfortunately, she will not get kangaroo time for three days. This is because moving them can be traumatic for short periods and they want to give her time for her lungs to adjust and breathe on her own.
"Keep the faith, never lose hope, continue moving forward"
Picture: This is the picture of Drake and mommies finger before he got sick. It has been photoshopped to have him amidst rays of light.