Thursday, August 16, 2012

Moving Forward

Another good day for our babies here in the NICU! We are so very thankful for every good day that we are granted. We are praying for many more days like this to come.

Kennedy is doing fantastic on the CPAP! They removed her backup rate today and she is now on what they call straight CPAP. She seems much happier without the extra air provided by the backup. He doctor even talked about her being ready for the cannula soon. Wow! I can't even imagine. We would be able to see her pretty face!

Drake is making progress each day. They were able to lower his rate again today. His doctor talked to me about him getting ready to try the CPAP soon. We're not quite there yet, but we are not that far away either. His blood test this morning showed that he has made some of his own blood. It wasn't much, but it was some which meant he did not require a blood transfusion today. Yea, Drake! Keep up the good work!

1) Drake
2) Kennedy


  1. Yahoo super duper duo!! Keep it up sweet babies!

  2. I just cannot stop looking at their little pictures and thinking how beautiful miracles are.

  3. Go team Drake & team Kennedy! Keep up the good work! I love seeing you grow! Your pictures are always so beautiful! I know your Mommy & Daddy are loving all these quiet days! I can't wait to meet you! Prayers for continued growth, good health, and reaching your milestones are being lifted up daily!

  4. Way to go Drake and Kennedy!! I'm so happy that everyday it's another good news update! They are two tough little ones. Prayers, love, and hugs are still coming your way! :)

  5. Wonderful news! Reading your blog in the mornings is the best way to start my day! Love that the babies are doing so well. Sydney got her Team Drakeand Kennedy bracelet yesterday. She won't take it off! Sending you lots of love and hugs!

    Love -

    Sydney and Yvonne

  6. Go Kennedy! Show everyone that the third time is the charm with you, and you can do it :) Soon you won't need any breathing help and will use those lungs of yours to breathe and cry for everyone :)

    Glad to hear you are doing great also Drake! Keep making your own blood and not letting any more infections stop your progress :) Just drink up that milk from your mom that is full of love and keep growing stronger and stronger. Even when you no longer drink mother's milk, keep drinking regular milk as it will do you great in life!

    Annie and Brian, I am sure you two are so happy right now that things are normal and both children are doing good... just rest and relax right now, knowing that God has it all under control, in the quiet times like this and through the storms, he always has it under control :) I know as a parent you won't ever stop worrying about these two, even when they are old and have their own children, but just know that as children of God, they have eternal life like the rest of us :)

    God watch over and keep protecting the Gilstrap family, the doctors and nurses involved in their care, as well as everyone being touched by their lives, and thank you for everything you have done so far, working miracle after miracle in these two precious children's lives.

  7. Great Stuff, they are definitely getting bigger!!!