Wednesday, October 24, 2007
UPDATE: Minnesota Quintuplets Doing Well

The five babies born to Jessie and Rory Mrozek in Minnesota last week are said to be okay.

Four of the babies were taken off the ventilators over the weekend, with little Lainey waiting until Monday night. She was put back on Tuesday, which is not uncommon for babies born this early.

So now three are breathing by CPAP(an non-invasive method of keeping the lungs open while pushing air into them).

Jessie, the babies mom, has been released from the hospital but plans to stay in the area to be close to the hospital.

Doctors don't expect them to be released for a few months.

The Sartell, Minn. community, where the family lives, has rallied around the Mrozeks. Dozens of parishioners at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church are praying as a group for the babies.

"They are going to be praying for these five little quints, so they develop well and healthy," St. Francis pastoral minister Sister Cordy Korkowski.

On Tuesday, Rory Mrozek set up the Mrozek Quintuplet Trust on Tuesday at Wells Fargo banks to handle money donated for the quints. The family knows it will need a bigger vehicle, cribs and lots of supplies, he said.

The family will need more than money.

Rory's sister, Netta Hodgkins, has started three diaper drives in the Twin Cities. She's already received eight packages of diapers this week at her home in Shakopee. Her husband's workplace and a friend's running group have also started diaper drives for the family.

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