"Keep the faith, never lose hope, continue moving forward" -Brian Gilstrap
Again waking up early this morning expecting to see the catheter filling up, I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes to see there had not been any further progress. Though this is discouraging Drake woke up, looked me into the eyes and let me know he is still in the game.
The quote I wrote at the beginning of this blog entry is something I wrote last week, when Drake made his hastened descent in health. It is through this thought process that reminds me of my faith, fight, and determination and helps me remain the rock within this family.
The doctor has definitely shown her commitment to us and our babies. She has the "never give up" attitude as well. She talks about being up until midnight and up at four in the morning researching and reviewing all possibilities. They are increasing the amount of the "Old School" meds in hopes it will do the trick. She has ordered an ultrasound to see if the bladder is full...we are anxiously anticipating the results. It is the weekend, and it may be a little while before they get a team together. They are going to give Drake a tiny bit of milk in hopes of getting digestion going because the next step is a much more powerful diuretic that can only be taken orally. To me, this shows that the doctors really are exhausting all efforts.
Kennedy is still doing very well, continuing to increase feedings with favorable results. She is receiving another blood transfusion this morning, which was expected, but it has pushed back mommy's kangaroo time. Since she has been without sedation for several days now, we are beginning to see some of her personality. She is definitely mine and Annie's child...just a little feisty.
So as you read our story of this little blip of time within our lives, please keep praying, hoping and continuation of all the support you have for us. It is definitely working and means so much to Annie, myself and Team Drake & Kennedy!