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February 17, 2004

Molly at 81 Hours

I finally feel it's okay to be happy, without reservation. Molly's no longer under the 72 hour shadow and is progressing rapidly. The nurse on duty called her a "spitfire" and predicted we'd be *holding her* tomorrow. Her oxygen and breathing have been normal for 24 hours, and her eyes are now open for extended periods. She's moving a lot, and even crying out a little when the nurse moves her. Her jaundice got a little worse, so they put a Bilirubin light on her to help reverse it, which is normal. Plus it makes for dramatic new pics.

We *touched* her for the first time since right after her birth. She responded vigorously by squeezing our fingers and moving quite a bit. It's incredible to be able to cover her entire chest and belly with my hand. Her toes and fingers are very long. I predict a 5'10" blue-eyed, black-haired beauty. Trouble.

Even 24 hours ago we were not predicting such rapid progress. I'm thinking in terms of weeks in ICU now instead of months.

Very, very good news.

Posted by tat at February 17, 2004 10:29 PM

First Post!! First Post!! First Post!!

Sorry man, had to do it!

Molly looks wonderful! You and Denise look great too! Words can't describe how happy we are for all three of you.

Our love to the Davis family and the new addition, with a toast for Molly's good health and long life!



Posted by: hareball at February 17, 2004 10:44 PM

Dammit, I ALWAYS try for first post! Lucky bastard. :) (just teasin') :)

That is GREAT news!!! I'm sure you guys are absolutely ecstatic! I can't wait to meet her, hopefully this summer!

Our best to you guys and aaalllll of our love! :)

Deb T.

Posted by: Deb Taranik at February 17, 2004 11:01 PM