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February 16, 2004

Molly at 57 hours

We just returned from the hospital with good news. Molly is no longer being supported by ventilator. She is breathing largely on her own with only a nasal tube providing positive pressure to prevent her lungs from collapsing. She's also had her oxygen reduced to 21%, which is room level. The next step is totally breathing on her own.

She's also opening her eyes briefly to check out the world. They look blue, but it's hard to tell in the reduced light level of her incubator.

Things are going well.

Posted by tat at February 16, 2004 09:01 PM

YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!! :)

Posted by: Deb at February 16, 2004 10:13 PM

man that is great. i bet she has Denise's eyes. and bryans hair. opps did i say hair. well she may have that spot on the back of her head...just like dad... ahhhh, how cute. Well any way Bryan and Denise, she is doing better and thats the main thing. Life is wonderful isn't it. Hope you got to see the birth, its amazing. I know i did, then i fainted.....heheh

Posted by: jeff hebert at February 17, 2004 08:53 AM

Hi Denise and Brian,
Congratulations!!! Thank you for the pictures and the news. We are all praying for you and Molly. She is beautiful. Keep us informed. Debbie Brown - Wester

Posted by: Debbie Brown at February 17, 2004 09:11 AM


Molly is absolutely gorgeous!! I will keep your family in my prayers for continued improvement and good health!


Posted by: Julie Reynolds at February 17, 2004 09:15 AM

Congratulations!. You have a beautiful baby. I'm so glad things are going well. The three of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Lynda Lesher at February 17, 2004 12:07 PM

It sounds like she is doing great. I showed the photo album to my class yesterday and they all declared that she was very pretty! Mae wanted to look at it over and over.

You are always in my thoughts.

Jean (Wester)

Posted by: Jean at February 18, 2004 07:49 AM