Wow! Today has been packed full of exciting things. To start our morning off, the dietitian was pleased with their weight gain and has decided to change both babies from 26 calorie milk to 24 calorie milk. This is exciting because it will be easier for them to digest. Speaking of weight gain...little Miss Kennedy weighed in at 6# 1.2oz tonight! I still can't believe it! Drake isn't far behind. He hasn't been weighed yet tonight, but last night he was 5# 11oz. He lost a few ounces when they gave him diuretics to help his body release the extra fluids he was retaining.
Big news for Drake today...he had another good blood gas this morning and they were able to wean his nasal cannula down to 1.5L. In order to join us in Special Care, he will have to wean down to 1L and be on less than 30% oxygen. He has been steady around 27% oxygen so all he needs to do is wean down to 1L on his cannula. His NICU nurse is happy for him but sad that she may be losing him to Special Care. She has been with him since day 1 and she has become very attached to him, and we have become very attached to her as well.
Kennedy took a big girl bath sitting in a little tub tonight, and she really seemed to enjoy it. She took a total of 3 bottles today out of 8, and her nurse brought her in a bouncy seat to give her a change of scenery. The incline of the seat is being used to aid in the digestion process as well. Drake's nurse brought one in for him too, but I haven't seen him use it yet.
1) Kennedy's bath
2) Drake & his paci
3) Kennedy with her picture of Drake
4) Kennedy in a bouncy seat
5) Drake with his picture of Kennedy