Friday, August 31, 2012


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
4) Kennedy
5) Drake
6) Kennedy & Daddy
7) Drake-I love this one!
8) Kennedy & Mommy


  1. Woo hoo! Go Drake!!! You and Kennedy are big babies now :-)

    Brian and Annie, you two look so happy :-)

    Awesome news! Heading home so soon!!!

  2. Is it just me or is your son the infant version of your hubby, or what?! He looks so much like Brian! And Kennedy is your mini me--God is soooo good at what he does!!

    What an exciting day! This nicu ride gets better the closer yall get to home! Thank you for sharing your exciting blessings with us :-)

    How in earth does a baby get e coli? Im just glad its easily treated and the medication is lighter in him. What a super trooper that boy is!! And goooo! Kennedy! Keep up the good work!

    Congrats congrats! Praise God, and up go more prayers for continued success!

  3. What a great surprise! Don't you just love when they are on cannula and you can pick them up whenever you want? Your NICU sounds amazing with the web cams and the Special Care unit where you can stay with them. We didn't have either of those luxuries. Being able to stay with them will be so helpful when you all get to the feeding stage. I love seeing how much they have grown and watching their progress.

  4. How awesome Annie!!! I know this will brighten Sydney's day after her disappointment from yesterday. We are so happy the babies are taking steps toward coming home! I love seeing both their beautiful faces! I bet Brian was on cloud 9 coming in from work this weekend and getting to see the faces of all 3 of you!

    Love and hugs,

    Yvonne and Sydney

  5. They look adorable.