Both the CVC and CRP tests came back with normal results this afternoon. This is good. They will repeat these tests again in the morning to make sure things still look ok. His cultures have been sent off and now we wait to see if something grows. His doctor doesn't think it will be a blood infection but does think it could be a urinary track infection or an ear infection. The antibiotics should take care of either of these. If it is a UTI, we will need to bring in a urologist because of the problems Drake has already faced with his kidneys. It could also mean another spinal tap, but let's hope not. So for now, we wait. The good news is that he has not been acting sick, and he even pulled his CPAP tube out today...twice. Other than his one high temperature the rest have been fine. In fact, his doctor said if it were any other baby they would just monitor closely but with Drake we are not taking any chances.
Kennedy is still on cannula and they are hoping to lower her settings tomorrow. She is already on minimal settings with 1L and 21% oxygen (room air). She had a tummy ache today and was a little fussy. The nurses said the higher calories added to her milk can cause that. A nice warm blanket on her tummy seems to sooth her and she falls asleep. Although when she is awake, she is usually up to mischief. She pulled her feeding tube and cannula out today. She also scooted herself to the bottom of her crib mattress, and her nurse and I watched her lift her head up and turn it. She surprised her nurse with how strong she is for such a little girl.
Late last night, I was informed that the babies would be moved to cribs and lose their webcams. They have not heard back from the news crews about the webcam story and they are in need of the giraffe beds. The positive thing is that our babies are ready for cribs. We are so thankful that they are both big enough and strong enough to move to hospital cribs, and we completely understand that they need the giraffe beds for smaller less stable babies. I guess this means I better take extra pictures to send Brian each day since he will not be able to log in and view them. I know that is how he likes to start his morning off each day.
2) Kennedy in her big girl crib
3) Kennedy with mommy
5) Drake in his big boy crib