Since both Drake and Kennedy are doing ok, I have changed my blog frequency to once per day. This is a great thing since it means there is little to report. A calm day definitely gives us relief; however, after seeing what Drake is trying to get over, the constant threat of more infections continue to weigh on our minds.
Drake is continuing to do better and better each day. He lost 11 ounces of weight last night...all fluid from his body. It is nice to actually see his forehead again. He still has a lot more to lose, but is is going to be a slow process. They decided not to drain his knee as it would be too risky due to another potential infection where they drain it. The doctor said it should eventually go down. He is currently up to 6ml of milk every 3 hours. His body is tolerating the food very well and they will continue to go up every day. He also seems to be handling the small changes they made in his medication doses which helps with his electrolyte levels to make sure they do not get too low.
Kennedy had some issues today with her breathing tubes and kept losing oxygen saturation and dropping her heart rate. She kept the nurses busy all day. They eventually changed placement of her tubes and it seemed to help fix things. She is going up and up on her feedings but they are having to pay close attention to her digestive rate so they don't feed her more than she can handle in a short time.