This morning started off with us wondering how Drake did overnight. Hoping for a good night, we have come a cross another rocky patch in our journey.
The doctors have been running blood tests on Drake, looking at the different things that could preface an infection. There are several things they saw that initiated them to begin antibiotics as a precautionary measure. They have drawn several cultures and sent them off, but will not know if there is an infection present or not for at least a couple of days. To top it off, Brian was not able to hold Drake today because of all this...it's something he has been looking forward to all week long while he was in Houston.
Something else that the doctor discovered during her routine examination this morning, our poor little boy has inguinal hernias. This is something that can only be fixed with a surgical procedure. The doctors and nurses said this is very common in premature boys because their muscles down there are very weak. They usually wait until right before they go home and use local anesthesia. To us, it seems this little fighter has been through more in the last 42 days than most people experience in a lifetime.
Sweet Kennedy has been doing so good. The doctors are prepping her for another try on the CPAP. She was eating every three hours before, and now she is on a continual slow feed. It is the same amount of milk but stretched out to give her more time to digest. She will also begin some lung treatments this week in preparation for her next go at the CPAP. We believe in you, Kennedy!
Pictures: Kennedy sleeping, mommy & Drake, Kennedy in a new outfit, big diaper on Drake, a happy baby boy