Drake and Kennedy will officially be one month old at 2:32/2:33 am. It is hard to believe it. We started this morning out with good news. Drakes white blood count went down overnight, so they decided not to puncture the knee to look for further infection. Prayers continue to work for these two little fighters.
Drake is looking better and better each day. He is beginning to get back to the size he is supposed to be. It has been so difficult to see him suffer, swelling to the point where he could not move his arms. He is now able to flail about like his sister which is so exciting to see. He is still holding approximately 8-10 ounces of unwanted fluids, but is still urinating at exceptional rates. He is now completely off of ALL the diuretics and pain meds, and is currently not showing any signs of withdrawals from the medicines either. As with his body, his knee is still enlarged and bruised. Thankfully, it is slowly getting better. He had to have another blood transfusion today so he did not get to eat. He will resume feedings this evening.
Little Kennedy is growing like a weed, she is 1 oz shy of the 3 pound mark. She is currently maxed out on the volume of milk she can get, which is 16cc every three hours, so they are beginning to fortify it with additional calories. This is definitely a movement in the right direction. The doctors and nurses said that once she is handling the fortified milk well, they can take out the central PIC line that she has in her arm. She is absolutely enjoying her kangaroo time with mommy and a look of complete relaxation overtakes her body...until they take her away!
Pictures: The most stylish isolette covers in the NICU. Proudly made by their uncle Aaron.