Tuesday, June 24, 2008

They just adore me...


As you can tell from her big brother, they just adore her. Annabel has two big brothers and a big sister who live in their own home, but they can't stay away. She has two sisters that live at home, and love to love on her also.
Annabel is doing o.k. It is three weeks that we have been fighting a respiratory infection. Each week it seems to be improving, the it gets worse. This past Friday our nurse said her breathing just didn't sound good. I made an appt. with our pediatrician and he said he heard more wheezing. Even though her meds in her breathing machine are steroids, he gave her an oral steroid and said we would see a huge difference by Sunday. We saw improvement each day. She is back to her happy self and had been sleeping well. She finished the steroid yesterday and last night about midnight she began to struggle again. She would choke and then have trouble with her breathing. After two treatments by 7:30 a.m.she was sleeping much better.
We have had a lot of changes in our weather and I am hoping this is the culprit.
On a more positive note, she has not had a UTI for a few weeks now. Normally, these two can go hand in hand. After cathing Annabel, we insert a gentimycin wash into her bladder twice daily. It seems this is keeping her infection at bay. I want to thank God for all the good days he is giving to her. As you can see by the picture she is one HAPPY girl. Again, thank you for your prayers and concerns for Annabel.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lucky little girl to have so many people to love her!!! Annabel is truly blessed!!! Janell Ford

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Im glad she is improving. Respitory issues are the scariest.

Hilary said...

I am so glad to hear that little missy is doing good! She is so lucky to have all those loving siblings :) Have a great week

The VW's said...

Praying that her breathing continues to get better and that she remains a happy little gal! What an adorable, cutie!!!

Laurie said...

I am so happy to hear that Annabel continues to get better each day. What a sweetie she is, always the biggest smile on her face. I know it is all the love she is surrounded with that keeps her so happy and blessed. She has the best mom in the world. Love you Cathy.

Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

I am very glad to hear she is doing better, I can not wait to hold her in my arms. As always thank you for the updates.

Edie

Anonymous said...

I have always heard "only a face a mother could love" but with Annabell she has a face everyone can help but love. Hugs and Kisses
Suesue

Tamara said...

Miss Annabel Grace I just LOVE you so MUCH!!! You are so cute and your smile just melts my heart! Cathy I just re-read you side bar of tri-18 and the outcome and was just overwhelmed! Miss Annabel Grace is such a blessing from our Father! Three years Miss Annabel, you keep on keeping on little one! I am so glad that you are smiling big and feeling so much better!

Father thank you for this preciouse life! I pray you heal her little body and bless us all with many, many more wonderful years graced with Annabels love, smiles and beautiful life! Amen~

Huggs to you both! Tamara & Miss Abigail

Laurie said...

Hi Cathy,

Thinking about you this Friday morning and praying that you have a most wonderful weekend with your sweet little Annabel. I am not sure how busy you are these days but if you need me for anything, you know where I am okay? :) Love you girl.

Laurie in Ca.