Yesterday I entered the NICU of Trinity Mother Frances here in Tyler. The last time I was in there, I was being rolled through on a gurney to see our very tiny Drake and Kennedy shortly after my emergency c-section. It was surreal walking through the NICU halls and looking at the exact issolettes which held our precious babies in their first few hours of life. To my surprise, many NICU staff members recognized me and were asking about Drake and Kennedy. We are excited that one of our new home nurses, who begins this weekend, is coming to us from the NICU. However, in this visit to the NICU I was not there as a parent; I was there as a friend. One of my dearest friends gave birth to a precious little girl 6 days ago, and last night she was care-flighted to Children's in Dallas. I am pleased to say that the actions taken by the medical staff at Children's are already showing improvements in her health. We will continue to pray for her health and for strength for her mommy and daddy during this difficult time.
Over our weekend we had several substitute nurses here to help. It was nice to have extra hands, but it was even better to have Lisa and our regular night nurse back! I'm also thankful that my mom was here to spend the weekend with us! Our new weekend nurses are scheduled to begin this weekend. We know that it will take some time to adjust and for them to become familiar with Drake, but we are excited to have a full care team in place.
Drake has done a fantastic job with all of his therapies lately! His physical therapist and I were encouraged that we were able to get him into his stander smoothly and he tolerated it the entire time without a fuss. This is a huge step forward! Thankfully, Kennedy is finally feeling much better! After being fever free for 3 full days, she was finally able to hang out with her bubba. The 1st thing she did was rub his head, which always makes him smile, and then she said, "I love you!" Their sweet and tender moments absolutely warm my heart.