Friday, July 20, 2012

The Good Keeps Going

We can check another day off with favorable results. Annie and I are so relieved, we actually have time to breathe. Annie can get some time to rest and I can get a quick workout in without worrying about every second of the day.

The nurse actually said Drake has had a stellar day. For the last week and a half, he has been so sick that he had to have a dedicated nurse. Usually each baby will share a nurse with another baby in the same room. Today, Drake is doing so much better that he and Kennedy will share the same nurse tonight. That is good news. He is now completely off of one of the diuretics and is 3/4 weened off of the pain medication drip he was on. He will still be given something periodically for sedation to keep him calm. He gets aggravated that he cannot move around very well and also doesn't like the nurses touching him....I would feel the same way since the last 2 weeks every time they touch him he got poked or stuck with something. He did lose another 5 ounces since yesterday which makes a total of 1 pound over the last two days. He is starting to look so much better.

Kennedy has been rather touchy the last two days, not sure why she is acting up. We hope so much that this is not a prelude to another infection. She just finished her antibiotics from the infection she had, so a new one would be unlikely. As long as she is left alone, she is fine...so we leave her alone.

17 comments:

  1. What wonderful news. It's so uplifting to read how your children are progressing into wellness. Here's hoping for daily (or less frequent) updates for the duration.

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  2. Wonderful news! God has big plans for those babies!

    Love,
    Josh & Kim

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  3. It is so amazing how babies that most of us have never met can impact our lives the way they do. It makes me so happy to know that both babies are doing well and u and Annie can breathe a little sigh of relief!

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  4. Kennedy is just getting you ready for her teenage years!!!

    So happy to see good news the last couple day. Thank you for the updates

    Tel

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  5. This puts a smile in my heart to read such amazing news. Our God is an awesome God! Prayers for many more days like today. Hugs, prayers, & love being sent to all of team Gilstrap!

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  6. Jannah InnerarityJuly 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Glad to hear that you two can get away and feel ok about it. Naps and working off the snacks are very important!
    Happy to hear Drake and Kennedy are doing better. Keep it up! Prayers are still coming their way all the time.

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  7. Love hearing this good news! Glad you guys can get some rest. You all deserve it! So glad Drake and Kennedy are doing better. Will continue to pray and also pray Miss Kennedy is not getting another infection. She probably just misses her kangaroo time :)
    God bless the Gilstrap family
    ~Katie Ogrodnik

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  8. Awesome to see things so normal :-) Drake fought hard and glad to see him doing so well now! Kennedy just keeps going day after day, steady as can be :-)

    Thank you God for taking care of our two precious angels :-)

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  9. So glad to hear that things are going well and you two are getting a small break. Hopefully these uneventful days will become the new norm and all they'll worry about soon is eating and growing!

    Praying for a restful night for all the Gilstraps.

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  10. Awesome news!!! Thank u God for watching over this precious family!!! Go Drake and Kennedy! Show em whatcha got!!! ;) just remember.... Have Faith... And BELIEVE!!!!!!!!

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  11. So so thankful things are going well!!! Still praying for you guys!!! Go babies go!! God is amazing!!!!

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  12. Great news! Keep going Drake and Kennedy

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  13. So glad to read the progress. Keeping you all in my prayers. We played and won two games today, only letting up 4 runs total. Placed 1st seed. They having us play a team of 16+ year olds tomorrow morning... one player has a full beard! Our team has eyebrows!

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  14. Happy to read good headlines! So glad you and Annie are getting some rest. We continue to say prayers. Praying Drake gets stronger and Kennedy keeps fighting.

    Yvonne and Sydney

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  15. This is such great news! Your family has been so heavy on my heart... I will continue praying for Drake and Kennedy, as well as you, Annie and all the staff in NICU.
    Take care,
    Amanda

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  16. Glad to hear all is going so well. Your family has been on my mind ever since I came across your story. I have shared this blog with others, asking for continued prayer. I continue to pray that Drake and Kennedy keep gaining strength! Praise to God for all the miracles that have happened before our eyes!!

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