That's right...Drake is off of cannula! He is not requiring any additional support of oxygen. It is clear that he is feeling better every day and he seemed comfortable and at ease without his cannula today. The progress he has made since his surgery surprises not only me, but also the nurses. Tomorrow will mark one week since his surgery, and he is exceeding expectations! I was able to feed him a bottle today with 25mL and hopefully by tomorrow he will be able to attempt a full 80mL feed from the bottle. Today I learned how to give him medications through his g-tube, and tomorrow I will learn how to use his tube for feeds.
I will be getting to the hospital a little later than usual tomorrow because Kennedy has her first doctors appointment with her pediatrician in McKinney. She is continuing to do well out of the hospital and she is thoroughly enjoying all of her snuggle time with Gran, Poppy, Uncle Mikey, Aunt Mere and Uncle Aaron.
Overwhelmed by kindness...A good friend and former colleague called to let me know she was dropping off diapers at our house. Diapers? Yes, she explained that two of my former students requested diapers for Drake and Kennedy in lieu of presents at their recent birthday party. Those are two outstanding kids! Also, Kosmic Custom Cakes has created Cake Push-Ups and 100% of the Cake Push-Ups proceeds will go to Drake and Kennedy. Thank you to everyone!
4) Kennedy & Uncle Aaron