Hospital: Day #11

10/31 7:30am

Mollie had a great night last night. She endured the respiratory therapy at midnight, 4am and just now with no problems, and now can get the plunger all the way to the top of her incentive spirometer. Dr V just mentioned to me that he was encouraged by the sound of her lungs and that he thought she had turned a corner. It was nice to hear that.

Also, she had no fever last night and her WBC is 1.9 today (more than double what it was yesterday).

He also mentioned that she probably had the pneumonia all along, but without any white cells attacking the infection it didnt show up very well. Now that she is producing the white cells she should have a lot of congestion to expel by coughing, etc - so we will really focus on the breathing treatments and therapy. It is nice to have something tangible to concentrate on after days of relative uncertainty.

Happy Halloween everyone!


  1. Happy Halloween!!! Boo! :)
    We hope you continue to have a great day.

  2. Great news! We are thinking of you all the time. Happy halloween brave girl!

  3. Such Great News! Happy Halloween to you all! Jeanene

  4. It's great to hear good news! Mollie - you are a strong little girl - keep fighting and getting stronger.
    I loved your bat costume!
    Mrs. Swenson

  5. Happy Halloween Mollie!! I'm so happy to hear the words "turned a corner"!

  6. Happy Halloween from DC! Glad to hear things are improving!

  7. for Laralyn McKechnieOctober 31, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Laralyn says she wants to visit Mollie, but understands. She wants Mollie to come over to play outside as soon as she can. There is a fort and our two cats, Bungee and Maybelline. Laralyn wants Mollie to know that she is Batman for Halloween again.


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