Friday, April 17, 2009

The Constant Battle

Please keep Annabel in all of your prayers. Her health is still fluctuating. They have not found anything out whether it is a virus or bacteria yet, but her health continues to decline. She still is slightly trembling in her arms and her color is slowly fading. Hopefully more fluids will counteract the diarrhea and help her stay hydrated. Right now we are waiting on an x-ray to hopefully help determine if she has a bowel obstruction or not. This could possibly lead to surgery if that is the case. All I can ask at this point is for prayers from everyone. We greatly appreciate everyone's support.

20 comments:

my3sons said...

I'm still praying for Annabel! Poor sweet girl! I hope they find out what is going on very soon so she can feel better. Katie

Brenda said...

Prayers for Annabel, the family, doctors and nurses to find out what is going on SOON and fix it. Big hugs to you Cathy.

Brenda and Jerry

Laurie in Ca. said...

My prayers for Annabel continue Cathy and I am praying for you too. Asking God to surround all of you in His comfort and peace and for answers to her condition going on right now. I am so sorry this is happening but am trusting God to take care of you. I am here for you if you need me for anything Cathy. I love you my friend and Annabel too.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Anonymous said...

Dear Cathy,

Thank you so much for the update - I have been checking the blog lots! We are all praying so hard for your whole family. I am glad you are in Houston, but selfishly wish you were at St. E's so we could come by, eat some junk food, and laugh at silly things (ok, our husbands lol)!

WE LOVE YOU!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Praying...

Kathryn said...

Hello Cathy,

I know of Annabel from Brenda, Brianna's mom. I will keep her in my prayers. Blessings to you

Kathryn

Kathy said...

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear that Annabel is having such a difficult time!

I can tell tell you that I am praying like crazy and also that my daughter was at Vanderbilt Hospital her sophomore year at Vanderbilt University with a horrible case of mono and I truly thought she was dying when she was terribly dehydrated. She was very gray and still and "leaving", I swear. Praying that the docs will get your precious princess hydrated and figure out what exactly her little body is dealing with.

She may need some blood replaced to make her stronger. It sounds as if she has lost blood and fluid.

Prayers for you, too, sweet friend as I know it's so hard to witness.

Thank you, Jesus for being with our beloved Annabel. You love her more than we can even fathom and know that you have, are and will work in her life in mighty ways. We pray that you will give the doctors and nurses caring for her wisdom and knowledge, compassion and love for our little Annabel.

God bless her mom as she lovingly cares for and worries over her sweet little one. We ask for healing, Lord. Please make our sweet Annabel better so she can share her joy and love that radiates so beautifully from her.
Thank you Lord!
Amen.

cookfam said...

I am praying for sweet Annabel - and your family! Stay strong! She's a fighter - she's already proven that! Thinking of you and praying daily! Carmen

The VW's said...

I've been praying for you and thinking of you often today! May God give you peace and strength as you go through this trial! PRAYING!!!!! Hugs to Annabel!

Katie said...

Praying, praying, praying for your sweet Annabel! We all love her so much!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Praying for Annabel and hoping that things clear up! I hope she doesn't need surgery, but if she does I pray the doctors will get her through it and back to mamma in no time!

Kelly said...

cathy we are sending warm thoughts and big hugs annabel's way. i hope that someone is able to figure out what is going on soon so that little annabel can have some relief. i know we are far away, but if there is anything we can do, just let me know.

Anonymous said...

Cathy, give yourself a big hug from me, and give another one to little Annabel. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. My God continue to be with you, as always! - Kathleen

Penny said...

We have been praying for sweet Annabel. I haven't been able to check in but have not stopped praying since the last post. So much has happened. Keep the peace given so freely by Jesus.
Your ansonal of prayer warriors is busting at the seams.
raying for comfort for your sweet baby.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and our sweet Bel, please know we love you both very much.
Susan and family

Gripping Mercy and Grace said...

Kathy please know I am think and PRAYING FOR YOU ALL! God is so good and He is in control. I pray that He wraps His peace around your family during this time... I will continue to pray for clear answers that are solid and not wavering. I love you friend, please, please give that sweet angel a hug for me and a sweet kiss on her little cheeks! I love you I love you both... know you are not alone, we are with you in prayer!!!!

Susan and Michael said...

I am still praying for you and your precious Annabel. Bless her sweet little heart. I pray that she will feel better soon.

Susan Brewer

Colleen said...

Cathy,

We have been following your posts and holding a vigil for you and dear sweet Annabel. I know that our Angel in heaven is looking down upon you and helping Annabel fight this battle.

Love and peace to you all,
Colleen, momma to Angel Rowan Margaret

connie said...

We will all continue praying here for Annabel and you and Tara. For Annabel, that the nurses and doctors will fall in love with that girl as madly as we all have, and want to comfort her and cuddle her, and have wisdom about whatever is the best care for her. Sounds like they already are pretty much there, but I'll still continue.

For you, that the nurses will think you are just the coolest mommy ever, and slip you special treats like fresh coffee and muffins in the morning, and look away if they happen to see you peeking at the very rare text :) and the docs will be drawn to your love for your baby, and welcome all your questions, and see Annabel with your eyes, because of the questions. And for Tara, that someone will drop by the room or bump into her on the way to McDonalds, and be so totally amazed at her sweetness, superior intelligence, extraordinary beauty, and devotion to her mom and baby sister, that they can't imagine not wanting to learn everything there is to know about her.

Just 'cause I'm thinking she needs her own excitement while you guys are hanging out there. Ya know? And I'm thinking every mommy of an angel like Annabel also needs a Tara. ;)

Going to bed, but I'm praying for you both (all 3) to get restful sleep, and that in the morning, you feel like they let you sleep in, or something! Oh, and I'm personally praying for quiet little elves to sneak in and empty those LOUD trash and linen containers tonight, instead of noisy, crashing aides.

Lauren Ford said...

Just know i'm still praying every moment. i always have her pic on my phone background, so the number of times i've prayed for you and Anna was the number of time i flipped my phone open~ you can never say too many prayers~ so just know there are so many people praying for Anna's health~