Kennedy had a minor setback today. She was moved back to CPAP from cannula. She was working too hard to breathe which had the potential to cause other problems. It was better to move her back to CPAP for a little bit than run the risk of causing reintubation later. This really is only a minor setback and she will be back on cannula soon. The good news is that I was able to hold her this morning while she was still on cannula. Definitely a highlight to my day. I was even able to stand up and place her back into her isolette without assistance from a nurse or respiratory therapist. That was definitely a first for me! I know we will be able to do that again in the near future. Now that she is back on CPAP, the 72 hour wait begins again before I can hold her.
Drake is still doing great on his CPAP! They removed his backup rate today and he handled it like a champ! He completed his 72 hour wait period today and I was finally able to hold him again! Another bright spot in my day! When the respiratory therapist was changing out his tape and hat for CPAP (just putting fresh ones on), I was able to snap a picture of his face. I got one of Kennedy today when they switched her back as well.
Last night we had quite a scare. Brian's dad had a heart attack and was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in San Antonio. While I was sitting in our NICU nursery with our babies, I was praying for Brian's dad to be alright. Finally, I received a call that his dad was in recovery after a stint was placed in his heart. He is still in the hospital, but he is doing much better. He likes to do everything for himself so I am sure he is driving the nurses crazy. Please keep him in your prayers as well.
1) Drake's sweet face
2) Drake with fresh CPAP garb
3) Kennedy on cannula this morning
4) Kennedy's precious face