After trying the CPAP machine for the weekend things are still going well. I only have to have my blood gas checked every 12 hours instead of every eight hours. That means they prick my foot one less time to take blood each day. I am still breathing on my own and doing well. Mom and dad came to visit me many times this weekend, and mom was able to hold me for the first time. It was so nice to actually be out of my bed and in my mom's arms.