We have been extremely proud of Kennedy's progress and this is still very true. Today she made another step forward on her NICU journey...they took her off of cannula. That's right, there is nothing on her sweet face! She still has her feeding tube until she can work up to full bottle feeds, but this is a huge step in the right direction. Of course they are watching her respiratory rate very closely and will put her back on cannula if she needs the flow.
Yesterday they did another urine culture on Drake and so far it is 24 hours with no growth. This means that the antibiotics have cleared the e coli infection. If the culture remains clear tomorrow, they will schedule his VCUG (checks for urine reflux) for either tomorrow afternoon or Thursday. He also had an echocardiogram to check the PDA valve in his heart. The medicine early on closed this valve but when he was so sick it opened back up. His doctor was excited to tell me today that the valve has closed on its own! Yea! They plan to try him again on cannula this weekend. I know this will make him happy because once he found out their was something better than CPAP, he wasn't very happy about going back to CPAP.
2) Kennedy praying for Drake to get cannula