Today the weather has been rainy outside with scattered showers inside as well. The news we received yesterday is still hanging over our heads like a dark storm. The comments from yesterday's blog have really helped us more than you can know. Drake and Kennedy chose us to be their parents, we are here to do a job. Drake has already defied the odds once in his life; it is our sole duty to provide him with everything he needs to continue his pursuit in conquering the unconquerable. With the support that Team Drake and Kennedy have, along with the power of prayer and our loving support, Drake will prevail!!
The doctor came in to speak with us today; we still have so many unanswered questions that can only be told with time. She is going to speak with a developmental doctor on Monday and hopefully we can begin a routine for his therapy. The doctors confirmed with us that they were caught off guard just as much as we were. By looking at him he is doing the things that he should be doing; he tracks with his eyes, moves his arms and legs, and even gets fussy. We have opted not to see a neurologist quite yet, as they will only tell us statistical data we don't want to hear. Our focus is on praying for his health, a lot of love, and dedication to his developmental therapy.
Kennedy is still doing great. She is 6# 10oz...can you believe it. She is right at 5 pounds heavier than when she got here. They both will be 40 weeks gestation this coming Wednesday. This is the time period that they do the standard brain scan. Kennedy will be having hers on Tuesday. As you can imagine, we are definitely on edge. I know we shouldn't worry, but we have let our guard down once with Drake...and his news hit us hard.
I got to spend quality time with both of them today. Drake and I watched some football for a little while and then I rocked Kennedy in the chair. My father came in town this morning, having not seen him in over two months due to his hear attack. He got to hold his grandchildren for the first time; how great is that?
I wrote a quote when Drake was at his sickest moment. I constantly reflect back to it, as it provides me with the strength for my family.
"Keep the Faith, Never Lose Hope, Continue Moving Forward"
1) Drake's bath
2) Drake with Papa
3) Kennedy with Daddy
4) Drake and Daddy watching football
5) Kennedy & Mommy
6) Kennedy's bath