Saturday was a rough day for little Drake because he wasn't feeling very good. In order to keep his saturation level in the appropriate range, we had to turn up his oxygen. Obviously we have not been able to do any of our time without wearing the cannula :( I also increased his breathing treatments to every 3 hours). He spent most of the day sleeping which is what he needed. He is not back to 100% yet, but he is feeling a little bit better. Even while he has been under the weather, he has remained consistent with his bottle attempts. He has not run a fever and all of his nasal drainage has been clear. These are all good signs. We have also been able to ween him back down to breathing treatments every 4 hours.
This crazy Texas weather is starting to effect Kennedy as well. She has been battling nasal congestion for the past two days. Hers is not as severe as Drake's, but it is definitely present. She absolutely hates the blue bulb syringe! It is one of those necessary evils. I did not anticipate her fighting me so much on it, because Drake tolerates it pretty well.
Thursday we will head back to Dallas with Drake to have a cranial evaluation for plagiocephaly. This is due mostly from the extremely long period of time he spent flat on his back in the hospital. The nurses rotate the babies regularly to prevent this; however, when Drake was so very ill, this was not possible. Also, he spent an extended period of time on C-PAP which also prevented these rotations. We keep him propped on his side as much as possible to help correct his head shape, and we will see what the craniofacial doctor has to say on Thursday. From what I have read online, neither private insurance nor his Medicaid will pay for a cranial band or helmet, but we will cross that bridge when and if we it presents itself.