Sunday, February 7, 2010

Prayer Request...

I have just come home to pack some things to bring back to the hospital. We had to admit Annabel this morning early with airway problems. We know more of what it is NOT, like it is NOT pneumonia, NOT RSV, NOT Flu, NOT UTI's. Her white count is up and she is really struggling with something in her airway. The gave her Rocephin (antibiotic) and she is moving around this evening. Her tummy is huge and they believe this is due to all the air she is taking in. They have her in a tent with oxygen. When we open it or bring her out her O2 levels drop. Normally, this usually happens when sleeping but today it has been most of the day and night. Thank you in advance for prayers and I will keep you posted as we know more. Let me not close without say that we are so appreciative of the good times that Annabel has been experiencing. In case, I haven't said this lately I really don't like this Trisomy 18 thing!!!

19 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying for her Cathy and for you too. I am with you, I do not like Trisomy 18 either. Hoping the doctors find the problem quickly and she is feeling better soon. Love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

connie said...

I'm so sorry, Cathy! We will all be praying for Annabel and for you.

AK Angel said...

"There's an angel by your side; and in her you can confide. She's sweet and kind and always there to keep you in her loving care..." (N. Bozeman) ~ this is a verse from a calender I have and felt it one to share at this time... may Annabel rest upon angel wings and may she be renewed as with eagle's wings... "when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me..." (Micah 7:8) ~ I pray you and yours continue to feel His 'light' upon your faces and His 'peace' which passes all understanding... sending angel hugs for Alaska... J.Douglass

Jorge and Carrie said...

She will be in our prayers, Cathy.

Penny said...

Oh Cathy, my heart just sank as I read your post...... I am so sorry, sorry Annabel isn't feeling well, sorry this Trisomy 18 thing is such a monster....

Praying hard for sweet Annabel and her Mommy too.......

Janet said...

Ms. Cathy, we are praying for Annabel and for you. I just don't know what to say, I just knew she was on a good long stretch of wonderful days. I am so, so sorry. God be with you
Please update when you can.

Janet said...

Ms. Cathy, this is Tehya. I am so sorry about Annabel. I want you to know that me and my class will be praying extra extra hard for her. When momma read it to me I felt so sad. I promise that we'll all be praying for you and her.

Love and prayers,
Tehya

Anonymous said...

What a shock! With all the great news of late I was lulled into "forgetting" about this horrible condition rrrgh! I hate T18 too!

Thank goodness for loving mothers like you, Cathy, loving doctors like Dr. B., and a loving God! Please update when you can, our family will be praying!
Love,
Lisa

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Cathy I'm so sorry that Annabel is in the hospital. It seems a lot of our blog friends are having horrible respiratory problems lately! I hate reading that so many are in and out of the hospital.

I hope they can get to the bottom of her issue and figure out a path to recovery soon.

Kelly said...

we will be keeping annabel in our thoughts. hope you find the answers soon so she can start feeling better again.

Hilary said...

Poor Annabel!! Praying she gets better soon :)

Annie said...

Praying for you all including the medical team.

((((hugs Cathy)))))

The VW's said...

PRAYING!!!

SweetPotato said...

What a beautiful little girl! Praying hard for God's grace to heal Annabel. Janet, Sage, and Tehya shared the prayer request with me and I'm forwarding it on to all my family and friends. May your blessings abound.

Cathleen

Kathy said...

Can she not just have a good long time without issues??? I am so sorry that she (and you) are going through this. Just know I am praying like crazy and looking forward to some encouraging news very soon.

May God hold you tightly in the palm of His hand as He again heals your beautiful daughter and give you His peace that passes all understanding!!!

Love you girls!

Sara Knowles said...

Kathy -

You are Annabel's angel. Having sat by the bedside like you are doing now, Annabel must be comforted by your presence and love. I've hated Trisomy 18 since the day my girl was born - I wish I could come scrub that extra material off Annabel's DNA. What a cleaning party we could have. . .

I'll keep praying. God bless all of you and we will continue to hope for a return home for more joyous times.

Love,
Sara

Kenzie said...

Oh Cathy... I'm so sorry! Am praying for Annabel, that this gets figured out soon, and that she is able to get back to her sweet normal self. Love you!

Colleen said...

I've been thinking of you all day. Love and prayers, Colleen

May said...

It's such a roller coaster ride, how fast things change. Am sorry she's at the hospital again. Hope that it's not serious.