Kennedy was able to work on her bottle feeding again today and they had me do it. Was I nervous?...yes! Did we both survive?...yes! This is progress. She did even better than last time taking 15mL of her 44mL. Last time she took 10mL. She is so eager to drink out of the bottle that she did gulp too much at one point and have a heart rate drop. These "bradys" (bradycardia) are always scary, but I have to say I don't panic with them anymore. My heart used to drop in fear every time this would happen, but now I understand it is just something that happens with preemies. She is still having these "bradys" (heart rate drops) a few times each day so we know there is a possibility of going back on cannula.
Drake is holding steady. He gets grumpy about CPAP from time to time, but I would too if I were him. So far today's IV has lasted all day...hopefully, it will last through the night. His urine culture is still negative and they plan to do the VCUG tomorrow. This may give us some direction as to how to prevent future UTIs. Maybe by this weekend he will be ready for another try at cannula.
We are extremely thankful for their daily progress. We pray that this will continue and that they will both be protected from any further infections. Even with the strides they have made, the constant threat of new infections is terrifying.
1) Drake decked out in camo
3) Kennedy exhausted from bottle feeding
4) Kennedy wearing a mitten