Gosselin sextuplets continue to progress; Sweigart marks 30 weeks with quadruplets

May 20, 2004

Hershey, PA -- More than a week after their delivery, the Gosselin sextuplets continue to make progress according to Dennis Mujsce, medical director of the NICU at Penn State Children's Hospital, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Timothy and Rania Sweigart continue to wait for the arrival of their quadruplets, as Sweigart marks her 30th week of gestation. "Rania is continuing to hold well with the quads," said J. Joseph Botti, Sweigart's obstetrician and chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

When asked about the progress of the sextuplets, Mujsce said, "they are all experiencing issues that are consistent with this level of prematurity. All the babies remain off ventilators, but require close monitoring."

All six babies are receiving some amount of their mother's breast milk and their diets are being advanced gradually. "This week's plans center on advancing their diets, so their intravenous nutrition can be discontinued and slowly withdrawing oxygen as the babies' lungs continue to mature and improve," said Mujsce.

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