Thursday, November 6, 2008


There are little signs of improvement. I hesitate to say at this point, but I am so grateful for anything that shows some relief for Annabel. She seemed to have more energy today and more playful times. The pulmonary dr. has given her some meds to help her manage her secretions. This should have made her sleepy but instead she woke at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. with smiles and playing pattycake. She never really experience those deep sleeps where she had those low desats. So I don't know if the meds energized her or if she just had a good day. Like I said I will praise God for any upswings. There is a downside to this medicine that we have to closely monitor. It can thicken her mucuos so that she will not be able to move it, also will lessen her urine output (risk of infections), and also slow her GI tract (not good for her already severe constipation). It will probably be a few days to see if this is making an impact. Thank you so much for your prayers.


Mamacita said...

Know we are still keeping her and the whole family in our prayers every day!


Laurie said...

I am with you here Cathy, praising God for any and all progress for sweet Annabel. Praying she continues to improve and that He protects her from all side effects of the meds. I love you and am praying for you too.

Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

The VW's said...

I'm glad to hear that Annabel is showing signs of improvement! I've been thinking about her and you a lot and praying that she gets better soon!

Gavin's neurologist was debating whether or not to put him on a similiar medicine, but decided against it. I almost wish that he had put him on it, since Gavin is having such a hard time lately with secretions and choking and coughing on them! It's so hard to know what to do sometimes! I pray that this med helps Annabel and that she doesn't suffer from any side effects!

Tamara said...

oh Im so relieved that she is doing much better! How are you friend? Are you back in and all put back together? I think of you all often! The boys always say, "Ahh shes so cute and I know her!" Missing you! And yes hold me to it, we will meet again!

Kathy said...

Wonderful news Cathy!

Prayers continue that she will keep improving with absolutely no side effects.

Please give her a hug and kiss for me! Annabel is the cutest princess ever!!!

Praying for you, my friend, for peace, sleep and stamina!


The VW's said...

Hi sweet Annabel! Tell your mommy that she has an award left for her over at Gavin's site! :)

Hope and pray that you are still feeling better!

linda rink said...

I don't know who is more blessed-you to have Annabel or Annabel to have you. Her smile brings such joy to my heart. I had a great time today. I pray Annabel and you have a restful night. Linda