Every day I rush into the nursery like my feet are on fire eager to see my baby boy! The progression he has made in his recovery following his surgery makes my heart smile. Finally we are able to pick him up and snuggle with him again. Drake has his sparkle back in his baby blues, and he focuses in as he looks deep into our souls. When Brian was saying goodbye this afternoon, it was as if Drake completely understood that he had to leave but would be back soon. Drake is receiving milk on a constant feed through his g-tube and that has increased to 18mL per hour, and he is also offered 10mL through a bottle every 4 hours if he is interested. So far...so good! He is still on his nasal cannula but he is down to 30% oxygen.
Kennedy is doing great and enjoying her days of being hospital free. She gets lots of snuggles in each day with her Gran and Poppy while I am gone to the hospital. Aunt Mere works with Poppy and said at the end of each day she walks to her car, takes down her sun visor, puts on her sunglasses and waits for Poppy to reach his car before she drives off. Ever since Kennedy has come home, she said Poppy is driving off before she has time to watch for him. Apparently having a granddaughter at home has put a little pep his step.
1) Daddy & Kennedy
2) Mommy & Drake
4) Kennedy in her swing
5) Daddy & Drake