I was told this morning that the best report we could receive on their eye exam at their gestational age would be that the eye doctor did not need to see them again for 2 weeks. I received the 2 week report on both Drake and Kennedy! Way to go babies! They were not happy about the dilation of their eyes in preparation of the exam. They were both closing their eyes so tightly that the nurses had difficulty getting the drops inside.
Culture confirmation on Drake is that we are treating pneumonia and possibly a urinary track infection. While this is not what we wanted to hear, we are not getting down about it. We just have to reevaluate our game plan. Our doctor and the infectious disease doctor decided to change his antibiotic. He seems to be responding well to the new antibiotic. He is requiring very minimal oxygen and acting like the feisty boy we adore. It is so good to see him squirming and kicking. Now, we just need for these new antibiotics to make him all better. Of course His kidneys are always a worry so the doctors and nurses are monitoring his urine output very closely. He is taking diuretics to keep things moving while he is on the antibiotics. His feeds had to be stopped yesterday for the blood transfusion and they are slowing starting him back up. He weighed in last night at 3# 1oz. Not as big as sister, but he will get there.
Kennedy is such a strong little girl. She remains on very minimal settings and they continually come down on her rate. I love our kangaroo time and once she realizes that she is not going to be able to grab her tube or turn her head, she settles in and is happy too. So much personality for such a little girl! She has grown so much. Last night she weighed in at 3# 8oz. Almost 2 more pounds than when she was born. I was looking at pictures from the day she was born last night and marveled over the change in the past 6weeks. Amazing!
1) Drake in sunglasses because of dilated eyes
2) Drake before dilation
3) Kennedy before dilation
4) Kennedy in sunglasses