Today has not been a good day in regards to their health.
Both Drake and Kennedy are fighting infections; it Is too early to know what we are up against, how serious it is, or the affects they will have. Kennedy's 3 cultures all came back as positive for infection and they identified the particular type as either staph or strep. She is being treated very aggressively with two separate antibiotics for the next 10-15 days. Drake on the other hand had blood results showing a drastic decrease in his platelets and white blood cells. They said with this drastic of a change, it typically indicates an infection. He is on four separate antibiotics to treat a broad spectrum of infection until they can narrow down more specifically as to which infection he has. They sent off his cultures and we should know more in the next 24-72 hours. Hopefully we are catching this very early.
In the next few days, both of them will now have to have an lumbar puncture test in their spinal chord to check for meningitis. They said this is done in babies that have gotten sick. If they test positive, they will be on a 21 day treatment; if they test negative, they will still be treated, but only for 7 days.
All of these antibiotics are tough on their kidneys and bodies, but we have to look at the greater good. It is kind of like a double edged sword, you have to take the good with the bad.
Now, lets talk about some happy times...Great-grandma and great-grandpa were able to visit their great grand babies...what an awesome feeling to have 4 generations in the room together! My aunt and uncle were kind enough to bring them from east Texas to Dallas to see Drake and Kennedy ...and us.