Today began with Kennedy drinking her entire bottle first thing this morning. What a great start! I'm beginning to feel more comfortable with this...as long as I know a nurse is near by. After we completed that successful bottle, we snuggled until it was Drake's turn. I took his temperature, changed his diaper, and finally was able to hold him. The 72hr wait took forever. He was just as content as could be while I was holding him. I didn't want to put him back, but I did have another date with Kennedy...an introduction to breast feeding. She did really well for her first time. Tonight her nurse is working on clearing up a diaper rash using oxygen to dry out her little bottom.
Drake had some good news today and some bad. The good: His blood gas was the best one he has had since the end of August. The bad: He had an apnea/bradycardia episode where he stopped breathing. I was holding Kennedy when this took place, and while it was alarming, I knew he was in good hands. Two wonderful nurses and a respiratory therapist took care of him. As he gets bigger and stronger, we hope he will grow out of these types of scary episodes. They have already come so far and each new day brings us one step closer to coming home.
4) Drake with mommy