Drake's four part surgery was a success and we could not be happier. Now the key is managing his pain, which is a little tricky. Since he was on pain medication during the time he was so very sick, he has a much higher tolerance to the pain meds than other babies his size. This was evident this evening when he was crying and his stats were all over the place. The night doctor increased the amount he is receiving through a constant drip. I am about to head back over and check on him again, and I will also be camping out in his nursery tonight. I just need to make sure if he shows the slightest sign of pain that someone is notified. Drake certainly should not have to endure any further pain.
Kennedy has been doing a great job! She always seems to know when Drake is in a serious situation, and she stays on her very best behavior. It is starting to sound like she could be released as early as tomorrow. Not exactly what I would prefer considering Drake is in the NICU, but we are thankful she is ready to leave.
1) Drake holding mommy's finger
3) Drake getting ready for surgery