Our little fighter is still going strong! I will have to say, we believe it has a lot to do with the amount of support we are receiving through hope and prayer. Drake is receiving this from family, friends, and a worldwide network of complete strangers. Drake has an amount of strength that I cannot explain which leads me even deeper into my beliefs that the great almighty is in complete control.
Drake's update is a replica of this mornings report. He has still not had any urine output, is receiving heavy levels of antibiotics to keep the infection from flaring up, and getting exhausting quantities of painful heel sticks for blood. I can tell you, the nurses and staff are doing their best to make sure he does not have to feel pain. They take extra care to make sure he has had sedation and something for pain any time they are going to move him or even change his diaper, even though it is void of the urine we are all hoping and praying for.
Kennedy on the brighter note is a hoot. She is such a wiggle worm that I actually get to laugh during these painfully emotional times. She was switched to the conventional ventilator, which is a giant leap forward, and doing very well on it. Her feedings are are up and it is good to see that we can have some sort of focus on nutrition with her.
I want to personally thank everyone out there that is supporting Drake, Kennedy and us. We read every comment that you make and we read your comments to Drake when you are speaking directly to him.
One of the comments of the day was for us to take Drake's first book and get his footprints and handprints inside of it so we could see how tiny he was when we read the book again when he gets bigger. We did that and are so happy that the individual that thought of that shared the idea with us.
Pictures: Book with Drakes prints, Kennedy saying it is too bright.