Being two months old means it's time for their first round of immunizations. Shots are not fun for anyone so you can imagine how Drake and Kennedy reacted. They each will be receiving 5 different immunizations combined into 3 injections. These 3 shots will be administered over the next 36 hours. One shot every 12 hours. As with any baby receiving immunizations, there could be side effects such as a fever. They will be given Tylenol to help with the reaction to the shots. We are glad they are still on CPAP for the shots because it will provide greater support than the cannula. Some babies react so badly to these immunizations that it becomes a major set back placing them back on the ventilator. We definitely do not want that to happen. The doctor did tell us that they plan to move both Drake and Kennedy to cannula next week!
Drake's CPAP has been weaned down to a 4 and he is doing great with this change. His feeds have been increased to 35cc every 3 hours and they are gradually going up on his calories. He has done great with this! Digestion has always been his strength. He loves to eat! Other than that, he has just been resting and loving attention from mommy and daddy.
Kennedy's CPAP has also been weaned down to a 4 and she is doing wonderful with the change. The doctors have moved her back up to the higher calories. When I was holding Drake, she became very fussy and her nurse was not having any luck settling her. As soon as Brian went over and began talking to her, she immediately calmed down. She just wanted her daddy.
4) Drake with his face squished by CPAP