Thursday, August 7, 2008

Prayers for Magdalena....

I wanted to ask that we all pray for a precious family I have never met, but love their precious little on so much. The parents are Noah and Julie and Magdalena was born yesterday morning at 8:18 a.m. She was born and needed no oxygen. Their website is noahandjulieroberts.blogspot.com
She does have full Trisomy 18. We know that this is a terrible illness but through Annabel we know that God is in total control. Thank you for your time and prayers for this family.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

All is well here in Southeast Texas...


Just a quick post to say that all is good here in Southeast Texas. The tropical storm came in this morning around 7 a.m. We are thankful that it didn't strengthen and become a hurricane. We had some wind and some rain, but so far no flooding. We briefly lost power this morning. I want to thank Maxim Health Care who made sure the power was reinstated right away. They place the call to the electric company and within 20 minutes power was back.
Annabel had her best night in over a week, last night. We left for Dallas last Thursday and she had the beginnings of a UTI. By Saturday night she had the beginnings of a respiratory infection. We were already on an antibiotic and so I think it will not get too much worse. Sunday night she was up most of the night unable to breathe. After much suction yesterday, breathing treatments and a decongestant she slept very well last night. I think she is enjoying the sound of the winds and rain as she is still sleeping. I wanted to include a picture of Annabel and her nurse LaToya. She has been such a huge help to me. This enables me to run my errands without taking Annabel out constantly and also do a bit of work. Just wanted to say thank you to her for helping us out and taking such good care of Annabel.

The twins turned 16 on Sunday. So of course yesterday morning bright and early we were off to get their drivers license. No of course they are not my first to drive, but with two at time????? There was a lot of praying yesterday each time they left the house. They were my babies for so long that it is just hard to believe that we have hit this major milestone. I remember the day we brought them home and all the joy that twins brought into our home. Yes, there were some hard times, just with being busy. I know we would not trade one second of the pleasure that they have brought to our lives.