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March 07, 2004

The PIC is Gone

mother_kissing_daughter_small.jpgMolly's PIC line has been removed. That means she's getting all nutrients via breast milk and formula. All that's attached to her now are wires for heartbeat, breathing, and temperature as well as her nasal feeding tube. She's much easier to hold and maneuver.

Breastfeeding is going very well. Molly is taking the nipple readily now, with longer periods of sucking and swallowing. This is very encouraging for one so young to be actually breastfeeding.

We had a wonderful, full day with her today. Her feeding is at 32cc and her weight moved up to 3 lbs, 6.5 ozs. She's a "feed and grow" baby according to the nurses, which means it's just a matter of time before she's home.

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Posted by tat at March 7, 2004 07:45 PM

This is a great day to celebrate!! Molly appears to be doing superb!! Thank you-Bryan & Denise for your devotion at cribside. The transition home is NEAR and you have been given great training by the Castle NICU staff!

Posted by: imageroyal at March 7, 2004 09:12 PM

She is soooo beautiful!! I am so happy to hear all of the great news! I can't wait to meet her this summer!

Love to both of you!
Deb T.

Posted by: Deb Taranik at March 7, 2004 10:30 PM