Both Drake and Kennedy are making baby steps forward in their progress. This is a very good thing and a welcomed relief for Brian and me. I love hearing the doctor tell me, "They look really good." This is music to my ears after the previous daily run-downs, briefings, questions and procedures.
Drake's culture has not grown anything in the 48hrs of observation! He will complete his antibiotics on Saturday and his IV will come out! They were able to come down on his respiratory rate a little today and he has tolerated that well. Hopefully in two weeks he will have weened down enough that he can try CPAP. They will be checking his blood level in the morning to see if he will need another transfusion. We are praying his little body has started making enough blood of his own to not require another transfusion. Any time a transfusion is needed, all feeds are put on hold and then slowly started back up. In the event of a transfusion, he will also require an additional IV for fluids while the transfusion takes place.
Kennedy, oh, Kennedy! She has given her sweet nurse a run for her money today. She managed to pull her feeding tube out...not just once, but twice today. Each time resulting in a complete change of clothes and bedding. I guess one outfit just wasn't enough for today...she is a girl. She is doing really well on her CPAP! If she keeps this up, she will be ready for the cannula in no time. We know she can do it!
1) Drake all snuggled in
2) Kennedy blowing bubbles