Tonight's report was going to be about another nice calm day and an exciting return of daddy; however, we have hit a dip in he road. Basically Drake does not seem to be feeling well. He is requiring more oxygen tonight than he has had all day. He has had several incidents of desatting, which is concerning to the doctors. Several tests have been ordered and they just finished with some X-rays and blood draws. Hopefully we will know more soon.
I started my day speaking to both the regular doctor and the orthopedic surgeon. He decided to aspirate (stick a needle in and drain fluid from) his knee and send it for cultures. We should know by Monday if there is an infection. We pray for negative results! In order to do this, Drake needed sedation and pain medication. They had to place an IV on his scalp, as his veins in the wrists, arms, and legs are not ready yet. It is hard to see our baby with IVs period, but somehow it is harder when it's on their head.
Kennedy is doing good and was able to wear a cute onesie today. She is up to 3# 5oz! Such a big girl! Drake is still holding steady at 3# and we know he will start gaining weight soon. They moved Drake up to 24 calories with his milk today like sister so that should help in the weight gaining department.
Pictures: 2 pictures of Kennedy in her outfit, Drake with eyes open and one with his eyes closed