When our neonatologist got in touch with the surgeon today, we were all taken a bit off guard. They asked if we were ok with having his surgery tomorrow. Yes, we are ready to take away the discomfort he has been having due to the reflux and hernias; therefore, Drake's surgery is set and will take place tomorrow at 1:30pm.
He will have his last bottle tonight here in Special Care and then after midnight he will be transported back to the NICU to prep for surgery. I will be going with him to make sure he gets settled in, and then I will be back and forth between NICU with him and Special Care with Kennedy. They will be hooking him up to an IV since he will not be allowed to eat. I know what he gets like when he is hungry and he hasn't missed a meal so I am not looking forward to the next 12 hours. Right now he is asleep in his swing from home that we are able to have here in Special Care, and I think he will miss that most of all.
Kennedy is doing good. The doctors are monitoring her for consistent weight gains and feedings over the next few days before she is released.
Please keep this little guy in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow.