This morning, when we walked into the nursery, we found out something new would be happening today. We were excited to find out Kennedy would try drinking from a bottle...she did great! She drank 10mLs of her 40mL feeding out of the bottle! Very impressive for her 1st time! Especially since the combination of sucking, breathing and swallowing simultaneously is completely new. All of these acts together are very tiring and take a great deal of energy. They plan to do this bottle feeding with her once a day for now as long as she continues to tolerate it well. They also went down on her cannula flow from 1 L down to 0.5 L, and we are hoping she does well with this change too. She has had some heart rate drops, which are always scary, but they tell us that is to be expected.
Drake has completed his 1st 24 hours on CPAP and I am anxiously waiting 72hrs so that I can hold him again. He has made progress as they have already weaned him down to a CPAP of 4 from 5. His antibiotics for his UTI are administered every 6 hours intravenously through an IV. We need for these IVs to last longer than they have been because we do not want him getting poked for a new IV each day. The only other option would be a PICC line like he had before, and we would rather not go that route. He will have another urine culture in a few days, and if it is clear, he will have the urine reflux test.
1) Kennedy zonked out after her bottle
2) Drinking from the bottle
3) Drake on CPAP
5) Kennedy's 1st bottle