A quick update on Drake from last night. The doctors and respiratory therapists think that his rapid change in the CO2 saturations may have been caused by the last set of changes they made to his ventilator. The oscillator ventilation system he has been on for the last few weeks, is set at its minimum settings. He is doing well on is oxygen requirements the last couple days so they cut his support way down. It may be too much for the machine to adequately function. They made some adjustments over night, which made some slight changes to his saturation levels. His high temperature may have been just a fluke as he has resumed normal body temp.
They just now moved him to a conventional respirator, one like Kennedy is currently using. This is definitely a first down as he seems to be adjusting to it quite well. A few days on this and it could be kangaroo time for him!!!
Photo: Kennedy showing us she can hold the pacifier all by herself.