Drake and Kennedy are 10 months old today! It is bittersweet because I am not able to enjoy this day with them at home together. On Monday our pediatrician sent us from her office in Tyler on to Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas. Gran met us at he hospital to pick up Kennedy before Drake was admitted. They did a 4hr breathing treatment on him and followed that with breathing treatments every 2hrs. Maybe by tomorrow he will be able to move to treatments every 3hrs. He is currently being giving 2 types of breathing treatments, steroids, nose drops and they added an inhaler today.
Overall Drake had a better day today than he did yesterday. Only one poke for blood this morning and his CBC looked great! This confirms that he is battling a viral infection and it has been tough on his little lungs. On a bright note...they were able to wean his oxygen support down from 2L to 1L! I am hopeful tomorrow will bring even more progress with weaning him down closer to his normal level of 1/8L.
We are praying for this to be a short hospital stay! It is hard on both of us to adjust to hospital life again after becoming accustom to being at home. I'm back to holding my precious baby boy with a tangled mess if wires, tubes and leads. This feels like déjà vu...a rewind to last summer. I know that "this too shall pass." Praying for that to be sooner rather than later.
This virus is tough on our little fighter and his lungs, but we know we are in good hands. Kennedy is battling the same virus but it looks very different on her. Gran and Poppy are giving her breathing treatments and alternating Tylenol and Motrin. I'm glad that this seems to be helping. I'm ready for two happy and healthy babies again!
Gran brought Kennedy down to Dallas for a cranial appointment this morning. Since our sweet At-Home nurse was here with us in Drake's hospital room, she stayed with him while I went down to grab a quick hug and kiss from my baby girl. She was very surprised when she saw me! I can't wait to be back at home with both of my sweet babies...oh, and with Brian too!