To my surprise, when I walked into the nursery this morning our little Drake was on cannula...What a wonderful surprise! So far, he is doing really good on it. We are hoping he will be able to stay on it his first try. However, we know if he is just not ready, it is best not to push him and he will go back on CPAP for a while. I love seeing his sweet face!
Drake's infection has been identified as e coli. This is also a graham negative bug like the serratia but it is easier to treat. He is now on only one antibiotic, ampicillin, which does not have harsh side effects like the ones they used to treat the bad infection he got several weeks ago. Once he is clear of infection, they will perform the dye test to check for urine reflux. The main thing is that we know what it is and they know how to treat it. Also, it is not holding him back from moving forward with his cannula.
Kennedy is still looking good. She has been holding steady and the doctors have not had to make any changes with her. The doctor even mentioned "Special Care" which is a step down from the NICU and we would get to stay in the same room with the babies...o yea, and one step closer to home. Ideally, we would all like to move together.
1) Kennedy "Miss Independent"
2) Drake on CPAP
3) Drake on cannula
6) Kennedy & Daddy
7) Drake-I love this one!
8) Kennedy & Mommy