In the 72 days we have been here in the NICU, we sure have grown...Big Time! Drake entered this world weighing a mere 1# 11oz and was 13.5" long. Today he weighs 4# 8.7oz and is 15 & 3/8" long. This is very impressive considering how sick he was for so long. Kennedy was born at only 1# 9oz and 13" long. She is now 4# 10oz and 16" long. Way to go! Keep growing!
They both had another eye exam today and it went well. The doctor will be back to check them again in two weeks. We have lots to report as far as blood tests go. I'll start with Kennedy...she will no longer be getting blood drawn for her blood gas tests. Everything looks great and they see no reason to continue with checking unless she shows signs that indicate a problem. She will still be getting weekly Monday labs, but her day to day testing is over...we hope. Drake's Monday labs look wonderful! In fact, the doctor said several times how impressed he is with his results. I believe he said, "It's amazing considering how sick he was that all of his levels are normal." They would expect to see issues with the liver and various other areas, but they don't. He said, "Drake is quite a fighter."
Brian and I are thankful for the progress they have made, and we continue to pray for further growth. Thank you to everyone who is praying with us! It is making such a huge difference. There is no other way to explain how they continue to defy the odds.
2) Drake wearing sunglasses