Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fresh Air

This past weekend, we finally broke free from our cabin fever and took our first family stroll through the neighborhood and down to the lake. It wasn't a long walk, but it was enough to get us hooked...We are ready for Spring!!! Brian thought we were a little over excited about the walk, but then we don't get out much--and he understood.

Drake continues to do well on his feedings, and we met with a dietitian through ECI, and we will gradually increase his feedings, pending approval by his pediatrician.

Kennedy spiked a low grade fever yesterday. We've been instructed to make sure her temperature never goes above 100. Once she reached 99.7, we gave her Tylenol which eliminated the fever. She is back to her normal, feisty self and has had no other bouts with fever at this time.

They are both really having fun with their toys. Of course, they want to put them in their mouths, but this is a good developmental sign. Drake seems afraid he will have to share with Kennedy, so he pulls them into his lap for safe keeping. I am afraid this is the first sign of hoarding...something we may have to work on. Kennedy learned her first cause and effect with toys this week. She realized that in order to make the noise she wanted to hear, she had to spin the toy with her hand. It is so much fun to watch them learn and discover the world around them.

Tomorrow, Drake and I will embark on a journey to Dallas to see our ENT who followed him in the hospital. Kennedy will stay home with Gran for a girls day! Hopefully the doctor will see improvement with Drake's paralyzed vocal cord, or at the very least see over compensation by the other one. I hope to be able to share good news with you on Friday with my next post.


  1. So glad you were able to get out for a walk! I could tell you needed it! Love all the pictures! Drake's little foot sticking out is adorable and Miss K is a little ham! Good luck at ENT, I hope you get some great news! And I want to thank you again about being so diligent with your blog! Your babies have come a long way and I will continue to pray for them!
    Lots of love and light,
    Liani (Jeanna's SIL)

  2. Still reading and thinking about your family!