Wow, today has been amazing! There is a lot to be happy about, with the biggest news being kangaroo time for Drake and Kennedy. That's right, Drake had his time with mommy and Kennedy hung out with me! We enjoyed our first moment as a family, outside of the isolette, in our arms, side by side. In addition to this game winning touchdown, there have been a lot of other first downs made.
We will begin with Kennedy, she has not been first in quite some time. She has made more improvements in her nutrition. She has gone up in volume with minimal spit-ups. In addition, her IV nutrition drip has been transitioned to a different type of IV liquid that has her relying less on the drip and more on the milk. Soon she will not need any nutrition through her IV. The doctors are waiting on the CPAP for tomorrows activity since I was kangarooing with her today. This is because once they move her to CPAP, she cannot be moved for 72 hours. I am thankful they are waiting until tomorrow and gave me a chance to hold my daughter for the first time.
Now for Drake. Through his complete duration of kangaroo time with mommy, he was completely relaxed and hardly moved a muscle. This was so good for him...and mommy too. He finally got a bath last night! He did not like it as much as we did. I'm pretty sure he was confused as to what was going on, but he did eventually settle down. Some additional great news, the doctor let us know that since he has remained on one of the antibiotics since he got sick several weeks back, he will continue the antibiotics a couple more days and there will not be a need for a lumbar puncture! Drake has had a very busy 24 hour period, ventilator change, bath, kangaroo with mommy...and he is staying strong through it all.